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 […]

COPH summer reading list

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On June 28, the University of South Florida was named “Preeminent State Research University” by the Florida Board of Governors. USF joins two other high-achieving Florida universities who have earned this designation. In keeping with theme, USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen and team designated a few titles for the college’s preeminent summer […]

COPHers study public health in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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If ever there was a ground zero for studying disaster management, it is Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In May an interdisciplinary team of students from USF’s College of Public Health and its Sunshine Education and Research Center (ERC) traveled with faculty advisors Dr. Anthony Masys, associate professor of global disaster management, […]

Alumnus Kyle Vogel makes employee safety his business

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Kyle Vogel’s interest in industrial hygiene was homegrown. His aunt died of mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos working in a car-battery factory, and his father has significant hearing loss stemming from his job in a paper-printing machine shop. “Employee safety hits close to home for me,” said Vogel, a St. Petersburg native who graduated […]

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 […]

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 […]