Dr. Deborah Cragun selected to genetic counseling board

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Deborah Cragun, assistant professor and director of the genetic counseling MSPH program, has been selected to the board of directors for the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Her three-year term begins on July 1. The ACGC is the specialized program accreditation board for educational training programs granting master’s […]

Alumna Laura Hamilton is driving force against child sex trafficking

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Even as a kid standing up to bullies, Laura Hamilton knew she wanted to be a voice for those who felt they didn’t have one. Hamilton is the founder and president of the nonprofit Bridging Freedom, an organization that is opening a therapeutic safe home and campus located in Pasco County for young victims of […]

COPH ranks #1 for online MPH

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The USF College of Public Health’s online master of public health program has been ranked number one on the list of the top 50 best online MPH programs across the country, according to the Master’s Programs Guide. Master’s Programs Guide, an online guide to helping students discover master’s programs in any specialty, ranked the programs […]

USF joins community partners to strengthen anti-human trafficking efforts

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The workshop brought together USF students and researchers, community advocates and law enforcement to brainstorm about best ways to unite efforts For 16 years of her childhood Connie Rose endured incest, was exploited and sex trafficked – all at the hands of a serial sex offender who was her father. “I was a daughter for […]

Two COPH faculty awarded 2017 Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, USF Health distinguished professor, chair of global health and interim chair of environmental and occupational health, and Dr. Amy Alman, assistant professor of epidemiology, are among 17 faculty members from across the USF System with the 2017 Outstanding Research Achievement Awards. The ceremony was held in […]

Dr. Robert Novak uses drones to combat malaria in Cambodia

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Robert Novak is aiming to reduce the transmission of malaria in Cambodia with the help of drone technology. His Gates Foundation funded research is currently underway in Mekong River Subregio in Cambodia, an area Novak says is experiencing both antimalarial drug resistance, as well as mosquito insecticide resistance. “It’s […]

Public health research seeks to understand how natural disasters impact spread of Zika

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USF researchers explore explosion of Zika after the 2016 Ecuadorean earthquake and what it tells us about emergency preparedness On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the South American country of Ecuador. It was the most severe seismic event in nearly 40 years – killing roughly 700 people and displacing more than 70,000. […]