Rays Jiang, COPH genomics professor, named highly cited researcher

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In November, USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor Dr. Rays Jiang, a founding member of the USF genomics program, was named a 2019 Global Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science Group, a citation index and research intelligence platform. Jiang was among 6,216 researchers spanning 21 fields and nearly 60 nations to […]

Can PTSD pass from mother to baby? COPH genomics researchers aim to find out

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Twenty-five years ago, nearly one million people died in the Rwandan genocide against ethnic Tutsi. Today, 26 percent of Rwandan adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychological health condition triggered by witnessing or being involved in highly stressful events, such as natural disasters, violence or war. Drs. Monica Uddin and Derek Wildman, genomics […]

First cohort of undergraduates takes off as Health Scholars

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The USF College of Public Health is all about pushing boundaries and for the eleven students in the Health Scholars program, that’s exactly what they are doing. The program is offered to first-time-in-college students who want to earn a bachelor of science in public health (BSPH) degree, according to Dr. Kay Perrin, associate dean of academic and […]

New semester, new fellows and new structure of the COPH

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This is the semester of all things new for the USF College of Public Health. The COPH welcomed 85 undergraduates, 213 masters and 29 doctoral students this fall semester representing more than 26 different states and 13 countries across each continent of the globe. “It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak authors paper on ethics, efficacy of mitochondrial replacement therapy

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Dr. Katherine Drabiak, a USF College of Public Health assistant professor of bioethics and genomics, recently published the article “Emerging Governance of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: Assessing Coherence Between Scientific Evidence and Policy Outcomes,” in the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law. Mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) is an experimental procedure in which nuclear DNA from a […]

Zoonotic disease expert Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin joins COPH [VIDEO]

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What can house sparrows—and maybe even elephants—tell us about human health? That’s a question Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin is on a quest to answer. Martin, who specializes in vertebrate physiology and immunology, recently joined the USF College of Public Health faculty, making the move from integrative biology at USF. He is a leading expert on […]

It’s the year of the woman … again!

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Last year three women from the USF College of Public of Health received awards at the Florida Public Health Association Annual Conference. This year two all-female student teams received research awards. The event was held in July 24-25 in Orlando. When Dr. Jaime Corvin planned her Global Health Assessment Strategies course syllabus, she could not […]