USF program gets Floridians to kick the smoking habit

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World No Tobacco Day is May 31 Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. This year, the World Health Organization is focusing on tobacco and heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three deaths from cardiovascular disease is smoking-related. Even those […]

Annual Chiles Symposium showcases efforts to improve community health

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For the second year now, the Annual Chiles Lecture and Symposium put a spotlight on how the USF College of Public Health is promoting the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities. The COPH’s Chiles Center aims to promote the optimal health using a multi-pronged approach: research, applying evidence-based practices, delivering education and guiding change […]

Behavioral health students share 10 tips for stressing less

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month Final exams. The fight you had with a friend. The overdue electric bill. Stress—that physical, emotional and mental tension you feel—is everywhere. And the USF COPH is no exception. According to the American Institute of Stress, roughly three-quarters of Americans feel the physical and mental effects of stress on […]

USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy honors Dr. Cheryl Vamos

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The USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) program presented USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Cheryl Vamos, an assistant professor in maternal and child health and alumna of the college, with a $5,000 Faculty Research Award at its annual awards dinner, held at the USF Gibbons Alumni Center in April. The USF WLP is […]

Get ready Class of 2018!

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“For our graduates, thank you for joining the USF College of Public Health, thank you for being a part of our community, and thank you for taking the time to learn about this important and noble profession and to work hard to develop skills that you can take everywhere,” said Dean Donna Petersen. On Thursday, […]

Four COPH students earn prestigious USF Golden Bull Award

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Each year the University of South Florida student affairs office recognizes twenty undergraduate and graduate students who exemplify the “spirit of USF.” The Golden Bull Awards are presented during the spring semester to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who have demonstrated leadership experience both on campus and off. This year’s program held […]

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National observance celebrates the ways public health rocks!

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health held a weeklong celebration to commemorate National Public Health Week, April 2-8. Each year National Public Health Week is held during the first full week of April and is organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a government-based professional organization for public health professionals that […]