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COPH research study associates firearm and motor vehicle injuries with higher medical costs

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Emergency medical services (EMS) teams routinely triage patients based on the severity of their injuries. But sometimes, says a new study conducted by USF College of Public Health (COPH) researchers, that triaging can go too far. The study, “Association of mechanism of injury with overtriage of injured youth patients as […]

Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong is Professional Member At-Large for National Eta Sigma Gamma

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Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong, USF College of Public Health assistant professor, has been selected as a Professional Member At-Large on the national board for National Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), a national health education honorary. “Your experience and the fact that you have and continue to be a highly regarded faculty sponsor and health education […]

Turning to the gut to better understand depression

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Can the community of microbes in our digestive track influence our mental state and, if so, how? That’s a focus of study by Monica Uddin, PhD, a professor in USF’s College of Public Health, where she contributes to the Genomics Program within the Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease […]

Dr. Karen Liller receives prestigious ASPPH award

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The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) has recognized USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor Dr. Karen Liller with its 2020 Academic Public Health Practice Excellence Award. The annual award celebrates graduate public health faculty who advance and integrate the scholarship of practice-based service, teaching and […]

Dr. Max Salfinger examines ways laboratories can speed tuberculosis diagnosis

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The bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB)—a life-threatening respiratory condition spread from person to person through infected particles in the air—takes weeks-to-months to grow, making it one of nature’s slowest-growing infections. That means a patient with suspected but unconfirmed tuberculosis can remain undiagnosed, untreated, and infectious while a laboratory grows a […]

Health risks and the herbicide Roundup: How litigation helps weed through claims

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Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed and grass killer Roundup, has become the most widely used agricultural pesticide in the world. And as its use has exploded, so, too, have claims—and subsequent lawsuits—aiming to link the chemical to certain cancers, birth defects and other health hazards. Dr. Katherine Drabiak, […]

COPH graduates its largest cohort of black doctoral candidates at December commencement

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One hundred and sixty USF College of Public Health (COPH) students—including six black doctoral candidates, the largest in the college’s history—received degrees at the fall 2019 commencement held in December. “They are pretty amazing colleagues with an incredible work ethic and goals for themselves, their families and their community. I […]