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COPH celebrates Summer 2020 graduates virtually

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“This group of students have persevered under unprecedented circumstances. Their spring semester was flipped upside down and they have remained in remote mode since the beginning of March. Many of these graduates were working and continue to do so on the frontlines of COVID-19 response or behind the scenes ensuring […]

USF community enhances its collaboration with the Florida Department of Health to combat COVID-19

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Nearly 100 USF students and faculty members are assisting the state of Florida in addressing the continuing need for contact tracers. When many started volunteering with the Florida Department of Health in March, there were fewer than 500 daily new cases. That number has grown exponentially, with Florida recently averaging 10,000 new […]

COPH faculty, students present research—and receive awards!—at nutrition conference

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Dr. Heewon Gray, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor and nutrition education expert, along with several COPH graduate students, recently presented at the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) conference, held virtually in July. The SNEB is an organization “dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and […]

In remembrance of Alena Frey

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The endowed WLP/Alena Eftihia Frey Memorial Scholarship has been established in her memory through the generosity of friends and family USF College of Public Health alumna Alena Frey’s passion for public health was evident during her tenure as an undergraduate student. While working toward earning her bachelor’s degree in public […]

Social connectedness and substance use impacts weapon carrying behavior among youth

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Public health researchers have found that youth are less likely to carry a weapon if they experience a strong sense of social cohesion—in other words social connectedness—people willing to help neighbors, people getting along well, people sharing the same beliefs about right and wrong and people solving community problems. USF […]

Leave the potential for COVID-19 contamination at the front door

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To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for health care workers and those living in areas of intense transmission, public health practitioners have developed educational flyers outlining COVID-19 biosafety-at-home protocols to reduce the threat of contamination at home.    “Communication is an important aspect of our work in public health,” said […]

DrPH student Michael Perry receives two APHL awards

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Each year the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) presents awards to those who, according to the group’s website, have made “outstanding achievements in laboratory science.” At a virtual ceremony held in June, Michael Perry, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) DrPH candidate in public health and clinical laboratory […]