Mental health is public health

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World Mental Health Day is October 10 The University of South Florida College of Public Health embraces the concept that mental health is public health. To this end, the college offers certificate and full degree programs in support of behavioral health, as well as activities for students and the community. This year’s World Mental Health […]

State of the College Address aims for the future

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For more than 30 years, the USF College of Public Health has played an active role in advancing the public’s health—at home and around the world. While the COPH aims to focus on the future, as highlighted by Dean Donna Petersen during the State of the College Address on September 22, Petersen began by speaking […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Back to school!

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A new herd of Bulls entered the USF College of Public Health on Thursday, August 17. They arrived at orientation ready to learn and share their public health passions with others. Marissa Estrada is one of the college’s 296 new students. At 7:40 a.m., she was the first student to arrive for orientation. Estrada is […]

Alumna Dr. Erika Arteaga-Cruz’s passion for more ‘collective health’

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The intersection of social justice and global health has always been a calling for USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Erika Arteaga-Cruz. In her role as the health projects officer for the Belgium Socialist Party Cooperation for Development-NGO in Quito, Ecuador, she fulfills her public health passion of working with indigenous groups and women […]

Helping One Another: USF Comes Together for Hurricane Irma

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Before, during and after the storm, many offered helping hands and shelter As Hurricane Irma churned toward Florida’s west coast area last week, USF Bulls did not just hunker down or evacuate in preparation for the monster storm. They rallied big time.   USF employees spent countless hours planning for and responding to the storm […]

Annual state of the college address, Sept. 22

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For more than 30 years, the USF College of Public Health has played an active role in advancing the public’s health—at home and around the world. Join COPH Dean Donna Petersen for her annual State of the College Address on Friday, September 22. She will report on current affairs, reflect on college highlights from 2016, as […]

COPH undergrads get hands-on with preparedness

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September is National Preparedness Month From mass casualties to hurricane response, USF College of Public Health undergraduate students gained hands-on experience in preparedness the past spring and summer through volunteerism and service-learning oriented courses. The first of such hands-on experiences included student support of a Tampa Bay community preparedness effort where students served as evaluators […]