COPH offers unique program to train public health laboratory directors

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The doctoral-level program was created in response to a projected workforce shortage The University of South Florida  College of Public Health has launched a unique training program  addressing the impending shortage of public health laboratory directors. Dr. Jill Roberts, assistant professor in the Department of Global Health, is coordinating the college’s new lab science and […]

Bulls take Delta Omega by storm

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USF College of Public Health students Caitlin Wolfe and Shahrzad Zamani represented University of South Florida at the Annual Delta Omega Student Poster Session in Atlanta. The prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health holds the poster session to encourage and recognize the public health leaders of tomorrow. Zamani’s study is the first and […]

Dr. Michael White is awarded a $2.7M NIH grant to study Toxoplasma gondii

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Michael White, Distinguished USF Health Professor in the Department of Global Health, has been funded with more than $2.7 million to examine the developmental mechanisms responsible for tissue cyst formation of Toxoplasma gondii. The five year R01 National Institute of Health grant will allow White and his team to work […]

Alumna Kelly Carpenter paves her way in Nicaragua

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USF College of Public Health alumna Kelly Carpenter heard about public health years before studying it and it has been stuck in her head ever since. “I wanted to specialize in a region more than I wanted to specialize in one area of public health,” Kelly Carpenter said. “We are taught that it’s the community, our […]

MPH student Matt Allman goes blue for diabetes awareness

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month and what better way to draw attention to the disease than with blue hair! USF College of Public Health graduate student Matt Allman did just that this month when he sported bright blue locks for the month’s cause. A 22-year-old MPH student, Allman has been living with type 1 diabetes […]

Dr. Thomas Unnasch appointed chair of WHO committee

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, distinguished university health professor, has been appointed chair of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Onchocerciasis Technical Advisory Sub-Committee.  Unnasch is chair of the Department of Global Health and interim chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. The role of the sub-committee is to review and report […]

Alumna Sydney Henderson breaks into the field of infection prevention

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“As a completely online MPH program student, I was proud of myself that I could earn my degree while working full-time,” said USF College of Public Health alumna Sydney Henderson. Born and raised in Loveland, Colo., Henderson attended Colorado State University and earned her BS in microbiology in 2009 and then a BS in clinical […]

Wilbur Milhous’ infectious passion for infectious disease

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The time has come for former USF College of Public Health Department of Global Health professor Dr. Wilbur Milhous to retire, but he won’t be sitting still for too long. Although his retirement from the COPH began August 6, Milhous has still been active in academia, teaching part-time at Clemson University. He’s also spending time with […]