Know an outstanding woman? Nominate her.

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health recognizes the contributions that women make to the field and honors them annually with the Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health Award.  Nominations are currently being accepted for 2019 Over the past 26 years, the college honored women who served as an agent of collaboration, force […]

Global Health, Diplomacy & National Security call for posters

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The University of South Florida is accepting undergraduate and graduate student abstracts to be presented for poster presentations on a variety of topics related to the intersection of global health, diplomacy and national security.  STUDENT POSTER AWARDS Undergraduate Graduate 1st Place (1 award): $400 2nd Place (2 awards): $200 3rd Place (4 awards): $50   1st […]

Whitney Fung leads student effort to reduce USF’s food waste

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You may want to think twice before throwing that banana peel away. Up to 40 percent of food that is produced in the U.S. goes to waste and it’s impacting our health, according to USF College of Public Health doctoral student Whitney Fung. She’s the principal investigator of an interdisciplinary USF student effort to take […]

Dr. Marty Martin publishes several papers on stress hormones in academic journal

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USF College of Public Health genomics professor Dr. “Lynn” Marty Martin is the lead author or co-author of six papers published in October’s Integrative & Comparative Biology. The papers are the result of years of data collection stemming from an endeavor called HormoneBase, a living database spearheaded by Martin and other wildlife biologists. The database houses records […]

2018 had many public health challenges. Will 2019 be better?

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 USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen weighs in. When it comes to public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) didn’t have a lot of good news to share in 2018. Life expectancy went down. Diagnosed cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDS) went up.  And more and more toddlers are not […]

From campus to the community: COPH faculty report on 2018 community engagement endeavors

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty members presented to staff, fellow faculty and local partners highlights from their 2018 community collaborations. Engagement plays a strong role in the COPH’s mission “to provide excellence in public health education, leadership, advocacy, research and service.” The year-in-review event, held in December at the COPH, was organized by […]

New COPH grads welcomed into “a noble profession”

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The USF College of Public Health (COPH) celebrated 156 graduates on Dec. 7 in the Samuel P. Bell III Auditorium in the COPH. Seventy-seven students were awarded bachelor degrees while 71 earned their master’s degrees, including the first cohort in the online MPH Nutrition and Dietetics program. Eight students also received their doctoral degrees. The […]

Siblings Shawn and Shari Zamani graduate COPH with two of USF’s top honors

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When Shawn and Shari Zamani emigrated from Iran in 2012, the siblings were still learning to speak English. Now, just six years later, they’re receiving bachelor degrees from the USF College of Public Health and hope to continue making an impact in the lives of those who may cross their paths. As the recipient of […]