Recent COPH grad traveled the world with USF programs, gained valuable public health experience

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What’s on your bucket list? If you’re like a lot of people, at least one dream is to travel the world. Unfortunately for most of us, though, work or school gets in the way of having the time and resources to check that one off our list. But not so for David Arango. The recent […]

Dr. Stephanie Marhefka Awarded with NIH Grant

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Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, Professor and Assistant Dean for Research at the College of Public Health, has been awarded with an R01 grant funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) section of the NIH. The grant, titled The Positively Quit Trial: Addressing disproportionate smoking rates among people living with HIV, is awarded $2,903,620 over 5 years […]

Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha aims to reduce salt consumption in Latin America

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World Salt Awareness Week is March 4-10 It is well-established that too much salt can have negative health effects, including high blood pressure and kidney problems. However, the average American consumes 1.5 times the recommended amount of sodium each day. “Too much dietary salt is a major cause of high blood pressure, which is a […]

Yoga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and PTSD

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September is National Yoga Month Can yoga help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans? What about the martial art/ combat sport known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)? And, will one prove more effective than the other? The research isn’t in yet but Dr. Kevin Kip, a USF College of Public Health epidemiology and biostatistics […]

Alumna Elizabeth Mkutumula’s mission to save mothers in Malawi

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“Coming from Malawi where access to quality health care, or even just information, is beyond the reach of many is what fuels my passion for public health,” said USF College of Public Health alumna Elizabeth Mkutumula. At only 37-years-old, she said she’s seen too many people die from preventable causes. “I hear too many stories […]

Rachel Logan receives grant to study young black women’s family planning care

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Rachel Logan, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student in community and family health, has been awarded an Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant. The grant is funded by the Society of Family Planning Research Fund and the Society of Family Planning. It is open to those in graduate-level programs who focus on research […]

USF College of Public Health adopts new organizational structure

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On Aug. 8 the University of South Florida College of Public Health officially adopted a new organizational structure removing the five department model and reorganizing into four strategic areas, which Dean Donna Petersen says will allow for greater faculty collaboration. “What we have created is different ways to align ourselves in the spirit of faculty […]