COPH faculty recognized at USF Women’s Health Collaborative Luncheon

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The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative recognized four USF College of Public Health faculty at its fifth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon on May 8. More than 260 community leaders and health researchers attended the luncheon, making it the largest event since the program’s inception. The USF Women’s Health Collaborative program provides […]

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 […]

PhD candidate Krys Johnson presents at the CSTE Annual Conference

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USF College of Public Health PhD candidate Krys Johnson presented at the 2018 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference from June 10­-14 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The CSTE Annual Conference connected more than 1,500 public health epidemiologists from across the country. Attendees shared their expertise in surveillance and epidemiology as well […]

After nearly 50 years of combined service, two longtime COPH professors retire

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May is a month of endings and beginnings on college campuses. This May, in addition to graduating 242 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, the USF COPH said goodbye to two longtime, distinguished professors: Drs. Martha Coulter and Kathleen O’Rourke. Coulter, a professor of community and family health, has dedicated her career to improving the lives […]

PhD candidate Krys Johnson recognized for outstanding teaching

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On April 19, USF College of Public Health PhD candidate Krys Johnson received the 2018 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the health, medicine and behavioral science category. The award is presented by the USF Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. This award was established in 1998 to recognize the […]

Doctoral student Malinee Neelamegam receives Phi Kappa Phi fellowship

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Malinee Neelamegam, a USF COPH doctoral student in epidemiology, recently received a $10,000 dissertation fellowship from the academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi. This year the group presented 10 such fellowships to graduate students around the country. All the students, working in a variety of disciplines, are currently in the writing phase of their dissertations—or […]

USF Health researchers team up to study effectiveness of novel therapy for prolonged grief

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Drs. Kevin Kip and Cindy Tofthagen use $275,000 National Institute on Aging grant to embark on two-year study An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from what experts call “prolonged, complicated grief.” This type of grief, which disproportionately affects the elderly, is characterized by a daily yearning for the deceased individual, feeling emotionally numb and having […]

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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 […]