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Dr. Arturo Rebollón’s new app to fight Zika

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Arturo Rebollón, a doctoral student based in Panama, says it’s time to give the community the empowerment they need to combat Zika in Panama. He’s working with Esri Panamá, a geographical information systems mapping company, to create a new web application for all […]

Student engagement is priority at global health symposium

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On May 16 the USF College of Public Health’s Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research (CGHIDR) and the USF Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation (CDDI) sponsored the 4th Annual Frontiers of Drug Discovery Symposium. The CGHIDR-CDDI program integrates USF faculty from the Departments of Global Health, Chemistry, […]

COPH researchers bite back with malaria research

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World Malaria Day is April 25. “More than 300 million worldwide are sickened by malaria each year, and about one million die,” said Steven Maher, a post-doctoral researcher at the USF College of Public Health. “For most people, the disease causes the individual to be bed stricken for days or […]

Mosquito species may be key to transmitting EEE virus in southeast U.S.

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USF-led study of Culex erraticus probes ecology of Eastern equine encephalitis virus, one of the most deadly mosquito-borne viruses, which can affect horses and, in rare cases, humans. The mosquito species Culex erraticus may play a more significant role in transmitting the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) in the southeastern […]

Nathanael Stanley presents research at international ecotourism conference

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student, Nathanael Stanley, can check another milestone off of his academic to-do list. For more than two years, he wanted to present at the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference. However, because the conference was normally held in either Africa or South America, and he […]

Leading Toxoplasma expert Michael White looks for ways to shut down the malaria-related parasites [VIDEO]

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The neglected parasitic infection that USF College of Public Health microbiologist Michael White, PhD, has spent the last 20 years studying causes few, if any, symptoms in healthy people.  But the disease caused by the malaria-related parasite T. gondii, known as toxoplasmosis, can cause life-threatening illness in people with weakened immune […]

Global health team pioneers development of new antimalarial drug screening model

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A University of South Florida (USF) Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research team has demonstrated a new screening model to classify antimalarial drugs and to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. The National Institutes of Health-funded study appeared online Nov. 6 in […]

COPH students are two of 19 students chosen to share posters at APHA

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College of Public Health doctoral students Rema Ramakrishnan and Dr. Amruta Mhashilkar were chosen to share their posters during the Delta Omega Student Poster Session at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 in Chicago, Ill. Only 19 students from schools and programs […]