Karen Lukaszewicz, SSgt, USAF presents MPH special project to members of toxicology program

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On Wednesday, April 24, Karen Lukaszewicz, SSgt, USAF presented her MPH Special Project “Substance Abuse and Brain Injury” to Bruce Levin, PhD, Raymond Harbison, PhD and members of the Toxicology program. A community and family health student, Ms. Lukaszewicz completed her project while deployed.  She discussed the mechanism of injury, effects of substances of abuse […]

Public health graduates unleash their practice, their passion on the world

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“What’s great about public health is that many questions remain to be answered and there is much work to do,” said Donna J. Petersen, ScD, dean of the University of South Florida College of Public Health. “All of this equates to job security for you!” Every semester, the college recognizes the academic achievements of soon-to-be […]

Jennie White presents a new method for deriving thresholds of toxicological concern

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  On April 30, Jennie White successfully defended her dissertation proposal “Development of a Novel Method for Deriving Thresholds of Toxicological Concern (TTCs) for Vaccine Constituents” to her committee and members of the toxicology program.  Ms. White conducted her research at the Division for Vaccines and Related Products Applications (DVRPA) within the U.S. Food and […]

Dr. Michael Reid earns distinguished alumni award from CMU

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William Michael Reid, PhD, MBA is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Central Methodist University. The award is given annually to honor “alumni of exemplary character who have attained success in their chosen professions and distinguished themselves by leadership and services to their communities, the University, and society.”  Dr. Reid […]

Oh My Gov, Inc. named to inaugural class of USF’s Fast 56

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Richard Hartman, PhD, MPH earned third place honors on USF’s Fast 56 list. Sponsored by the USF Alumni Association, the program recognizes the 56 fastest growing alumni owned and/or operated businesses. Dr. Hartman is co-founder and COO of Oh My Gov, Inc., a platform to track issues, politicians, and governmental agencies.  He holds a doctorate […]

No salt, please

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To salt or not to salt (your bath) is the question that Kenneth Ferslew, PhD, DABFT addressed in his presentation titled, “Bath Salts, Not for Human Consumption (or bathing either!).”  He visited the college as a guest of the toxicology program and was the featured speaker for the Dean’s Lecture Series on April 12. Dr. […]

Dr. Daniel Mendoza Lebrun earns Grad School travel award

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Daniel Mendoza Lebrun, PhD, is the recipient of a travel award from the University of South Florida Graduate School. His winning presentation at the 5th Annual Research One Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium earned him the honor. The event was held on March 22 at the USF Marshall Center. A post-doctoral fellow in […]

USF SafetyFlorida trains South Florida administrators

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South Florida administrators and safety directors from the nursing home and residential care industry attended an occupational safety and health seminar hosted by USF SafetyFlorida.  Held on March 21 in Tamarac, the session addressed ergonomic safety and recordkeeping, as well as hazard communication. The workshop was one of four events throughout the state in response […]