Dr. Arlene Calvo attends conference on human rights issues

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Arlene Calvo, research assistant and professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, participated in the annual membership meeting of Transparency International (TI) in Berlin, Germany, Oct.12-15. Calvo is assigned to USF Health Panama at the City of Knowledge, a program that has been officially active for eleven […]

Alumna Dr. Ashley Falcon’s passion for preparing tomorrow’s public health leaders

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USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Ashley Falcon discovered her passion for public health while working in the community. As a psychology major at Duke University, she decided to become a peer educator focusing on sexual health and sexual assault prevention—a decision that would be the first stepping stone toward her public health career. […]

Dr. Stephanie Marhefka examines sexual health communication among girls living with HIV

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World AIDS Day is December 1 “Adolescents are often very in tune to subtle cues, so if the person speaking to them is nervous or uncomfortable, they will likely know,” said Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health. She explored sexual health communication for adolescent […]

Thanks for helping students put their passion into practice

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Public Health Thank You Day is November 20th. The USF College of Public Health, in partnership with the American Public Health Association, Research!America and leading public health organizations, is celebrating public health professionals who work tirelessly every day to protect the health of all people and all communities. Public Health Thank You Day is the […]

Dr. Russell Kirby is president-elect of American College of Epidemiology

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Russell Kirby, distinguished university health professor, has been elected president-elect of the American College of Epidemiology. Kirby, who is also a Marrell Endowed Chair in the Department of Community and Family Health, joined the ACE in 1993 as a member and was promoted to Fellow in 1996. The […]

New FPQC initiative aims to increase vaginal deliveries

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) at the USF College of Public Health has launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary cesarean section deliveries in low-risk first-time mothers. “This is an important maternal health issue for Florida mothers and babies as we have one of the highest cesarean rates in the nation,” said […]

Dr. Ellen Daley and team examine health literacy and HPV prevention

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Dr. Ellen Daley, associate dean for research and practice at the USF College of Public of Health recently spoke to several hundred dentists and dental hygienists at the American Dental Association meeting in Atlanta about the connection between human papillomavirus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancers. Rates of HPV-related oral cancers are rising at alarming rates, making […]