APHA Press releases Certified in Public Health Exam Review Guide

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Now, more than ever, public health professionals are called upon to meet the increasing health challenges facing communities across the country. The National Board of Public Health Examiners administers a voluntary Certified in Public Health, or CPH, exam to ensure that public health students and graduates have mastered the knowledge and skills relevant to this evolving field. […]

New research framework may help better predict human and wildlife infectious disease risk

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University of South Florida-led research identifies individual hosts more or less likely to escalate outbreaks The 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic that ravaged Western Africa, killing thousands, was the largest in history. An analysis of the epidemic found that not all individuals played an equal role in spreading the deadly infectious disease – just 3 percent […]

Save the date: This year’s MCHSO symposium will address adolescent health

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The USF Maternal and Child Health Student Organization (MCHSO) will hold its 10th annual symposium on Friday, March 1, at the USF College of Public Health (COPH). The MCHSO is a forum for students interested in maternal and child health to interact and engage in service and learning opportunities related to the well-being of women […]

COPH videographer takes passion for public health to Kenya

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Until just a few months ago, the people of Masala, Kenya, had no potable water. “They would have to walk seven miles to get drinkable water,” said Oddi Diaz, a USF College of Public Health videographer in the Office of Educational Technology and Assessment. Diaz, who has been with the COPH for just over a […]

Public Health Live on Tour gives COPH students first-hand experience

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Rather than taking a much-needed rest after finals this past semester, a group of committed students from the USF College of Public Health spent the beginning of winter break diving headfirst into the public health arena. As part of this year’s Public Health Live on Tour, students were able to escape the classroom setting and […]

COPH takes part in first USF Global Health, Diplomacy and National Security Symposium

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The USF College of Public Health, in collaboration with other university entities—the Morsani College of Medicine, USF Health, the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies and the Global Citizens Project—will co-host the first annual USF Global Health, Diplomacy and National Security Symposium on Feb. 28 at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions. […]

From antidepressants to Zika: COPH professor talks pregnancy and birth defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month Birth defects are a huge public health challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 4.5 minutes a baby in this country is born with a birth defect. In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we posed some questions to USF College of […]

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 […]