HPM alumna joins the Society for Public Health Education executive team

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Melanie J. Sellers, MPH is the assistant chief executive officer for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in Washington, DC. In this role, she works closely with the CEO to lead strategic health promotion initiatives that support SOPHE’s mission and assure the long-term growth and sustainability of the organization. For the past 12 years, […]

Online Mentor Program earns Association of Schools of Public Health Best Practice Award

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The Florida Public Health Training Center (FPHTC) received the Best Practice Award for its Online Mentor Program’s web-based portal. The honor was bestowed by the Association of Schools of Public Health at the Health Resources and Services Administration Annual Conference held in Rockville, Maryland on August 29-30. The FPHTC, which develops and strengthens the public […]

Nicole Johnson elected to JDRF international board

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Nicole Johnson, MPH, executive director of Bringing Science Home at USF Health, was recently elected to the International Board of Directors for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research. In her 4-year term on the Board, Johnson serves on the Research Committee and the Marketing/Communications Committee, where she […]

Public health graduate students travel near and far to improve health conditions around the world

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“ … having the ability to explore and live in a foreign country for two months is a phenomenal component of the master’s degree in global communicable disease.  If anything, this experience makes COPH graduates increasingly more well-rounded and more competitive for their future careers as public health professionals,” said Tiffany Piquet. Piquet is one […]

Public Health supports “Anytime, Anywhere” for breastfeeding mothers

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August marks the beginning of the academic year, but it is also National Breastfeeding Month. In recognition of lactating moms in the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health, the Department of Community and Family Health is pleased to participate in the “Anytime, Anywhere” program.  To this end, a room in the Lawton […]

Public health professor Yiliang Zhu awarded a Fulbright Fellowship

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Yiliang Zhu, PhD, a professor in the University of South Florida College of Public Health, is the recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship to China. For the next 10 months, Zhu’s temporary academic home is Lanzhou University in Gansu, a less-developed province in northwestern China situated along the ancient Silk Road connecting China and the […]