COPH faculty recognized at USF Women’s Health Collaborative Luncheon

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The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative recognized four USF College of Public Health faculty at its fifth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon on May 8. More than 260 community leaders and health researchers attended the luncheon, making it the largest event since the program’s inception. The USF Women’s Health Collaborative program provides […]

PhD student authors paper on the disease dynamics of light pollution

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Meredith Kernbach, a third-year USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student in global health, was lead author on the article “Dim Light at Night: Physiological and Ecological Consequences for Infectious Disease.” The paper was published recently in the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology. The article notes that light pollution, or the presence of unnatural […]

USF Health faculty earn award at national meeting

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Two USF Health faculty won second place for their interprofessional education poster that was presented at the Association of University Programs of Health Administration (AUPHA) Annual Meeting in June. Rahul Mhaskar, MPH, PhD, from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and Zachary Pruitt, PhD, MHA, CPH, from the USF College of Public Health, earned […]

COPH leads USF effort to make life better for Tampa’s unsheltered

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“Public health students have a duty to help. It’s constantly recognizing that we’re not saviors and in situations we’re not changing someone’s whole experience, but if we know we can help make someone’s life a little easier, in any way, than that should be our goal,” said USF College of Public Health MPH candidate Carson […]

How do natural disasters impact access to health care?

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That’s a question Dr. Troy Quast, USF College of Public Health (COPH) associate professor of health policy and management, examined in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And now, again, in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This time the research will focus on Puerto Rico and how residents with breast and colon cancer have […]

COPH grad Sophia Hector is named a leader in minority health

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Sophia Hector, who received her master’s in health policy and management from the USF College of Public Health in 2004, was recently named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health.” The National Minority Quality Forum is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations […]

Dr. Foday Jaward becomes head of the Sierra Leone EPA

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Dr. Foday Moriba Jaward, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) associate professor of environmental and occupational health, was recently appointed by the democratically elected president of his native country, Sierra Leone, to lead that nation’s Environmental Protection Agency. Jaward, whose official title is executive chairman-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was approved by the country’s parliament […]

USF College of Public Health named WHO-designated center of excellence to combat river blindness

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The new collaborating center will focus on diagnostics needed to verify progress toward global elimination of the disabling parasitic infection onchocerciasis TAMPA, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has designated the University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health as the world’s only Collaborating […]