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Dr. John Adams named 2016 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

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College of Public Health’s John Adams, PhD is one of five leading University of South Florida researchers named to the new class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This year’s class also includes Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM and Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, MBA from USF Health. […]

NIH funds drug discovery for apicomplexan parasites

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Apicomplexan parasites control DNA replication differently than humans do and understanding these differences may be the key to preventing diseases such as malaria and toxoplasmosis, according to Dr. Elena Suvorova, USF researcher in the Center of Excellence in Drug Discovery and Innovation, and Department of Global Health. She’s part of […]

Florida’s first master’s degree program in genetic counseling earns accreditation

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health is the first in Florida to offer a graduate degree in genetic counseling. Last week, the college’s graduate program in genetic counseling earned a crucial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. Accreditation as a new program by this national […]

Doctoral student Dr. Arturo Rebollón wins award at the Panamanian Public Health Society conference

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Panama-native Dr. Arturo Rebollón won a full-ride to next year’s World Federation of Public Health Associations conference (WFPHA) in April 2017 with his research project on cancer research and interactive maps. The next WFPHA conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia, and Rebollón, for one, is ready to go. “It’s […]

Dr. Dennis Kyle is featured speaker at Amoeba Summit 2016

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University of South Florida researchers continue to hone the high-volume screening of compounds that may lead to optimal drugs to combat the rare but deadly infection caused by the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri. Distinguished USF Health Professor Dennis Kyle, PhD, who has studied the parasite since the early 1980s, was […]

Stress bites! USF researchers study mosquito/bird interactions

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Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution, will be bitten more often and spread more West Nile virus. When researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) and colleagues investigated how the stress hormone, corticosterone, […]

COPH researchers push for public health in Belize

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Punta Gorda, the southernmost town in Belize, is often described by residents as “the forgotten city,” according to Dr. Ismael Hoare, assistant professor in Global Health at the USF College of Public Health. Hoare and Dr. Martha Coulter, professor in Community and Family Health, have just completed the final phase of […]

USF team part of global health effort to accelerate neglected infectious diseases drug discovery

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The researchers screened 400 compounds for the Malaria Box project, one of the first open-source drug discovery efforts to combat infectious diseases The USF Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research was among 55 groups worldwide to participate in a Medicines for Malaria Venture initiative to help catalyze drug […]