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USF SafetyFlorida and the USF OSHA Training Education Center host seminar

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USF SafetyFlorida and the USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center recently hosted an occupational safety and health seminar for nursing home and residential care facility workers. The seminar, held January 16 in Jacksonville, had 25 participants in attendance. Topics discussed included ergonomic and chemical hazards, as well as hazards that cause slips, trips, and falls. The seminar was the third of five sessions offered this year in response to OSHA’s National Emphasis Program. This initiative targets high injury and illness rates affecting the nursing home and residential care industry.  The […]

Patrick Rodriguez works to decrease Hepatitis in Hillsborough County

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Patrick Rodriguez, MSPH, CPH is the Hepatitis prevention coordinator for the Hillsborough County Health Department. In this capacity, he investigates local cases of Hepatitis and coordinates with hospitals, jails, and primary care providers to prevent hepatitis infection. Additionally, he works with the state perinatal Hepatitis B prevention program to protect babies […]


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In December, two members of the college community added to their family circle … Robert and Annette Chilton introduced son Henry Charles to the world on December 3. He arrived at 12:12 a.m. weighing 7lbs, 11oz. and 20.5 inches in length. “We are sleepy, but very happy,” said Annette Chilton, […]

In Memoriam: Michael James Hillman, MPH

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Hillman, Michael James, 36, of Brandon, left us suddenly on November 24, 2012. Born in the Great Lakes Naval Hospital, he lived briefly in Bath Township, Ohio, before moving to Tampa with his family at the age of two. He attended Christ the King Elementary School from kindergarten through eighth grade, and […]

Jill Sears placed second in state-wide poster competition

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Jill Sears, a graduate student at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, placed second in the Florida Air & Waste Management Association’s Graduate Student Poster competition. The event was held in conjunction with the Association’s annual conference and exhibition on October 14-16 in Crystal River. Ms. Sears […]

Dr. Raymond Harbison appointed to Florida Department of Enrivonmental Protection Committee

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University of South Florida College of Public Health professor Raymond Harbison, PhD was appointed to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Standards and Assessment Human Health Peer Review Committee.  The group assists the FDEP with developing water quality criteria for Florida. Dr. Harbison is a professor in the Department of Environmental […]