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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 […]

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 […]

USF College of Public Health named WHO-designated center of excellence to combat river blindness

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The new collaborating center will focus on diagnostics needed to verify progress toward global elimination of the disabling parasitic infection onchocerciasis TAMPA, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has designated the University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health […]

USF develops technique revolutionizing malaria research

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New laboratory method opens the door to novel human liver-stage research A breakthrough by the scientists at the University of South Florida is giving researchers around the world the chance to study the planet’s deadliest parasite in ways that were previously impossible. A new and innovative laboratory technique, published this week in Nature Communications, […]

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 […]

Dr. John Adams hosts malaria workshop with global reach

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The USF College of Public Health’s Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease Research (GHIDR) is dedicated to improving the lives of people afflicted by infectious disease through the development of improved diagnostics, treatment and preventive mechanisms. Distinguished University Professor and GHIDR assistant director Dr. John Adams hosted a two […]

Dr. Michael White named Distinguished USF Health Professor

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USF College of Public Health Professor Dr. Michael White is one of three senior faculty members recently selected as Distinguished USF Health Professors for 2015-16. He is joined by Drs. Paula Bickford and Jorge Lockhart. The designation recognizes outstanding faculty who have clearly distinguished themselves in their fields and are […]

USF among four state universities to study Zika and other diseases through CDC grant

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The University of South Florida will collaborate on a new $10 million grant from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study ways to help stop the Zika virus and other infectious diseases from spreading in the United States. Led by the University of Florida, the grant teams investigators from […]