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New Faculty for the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Dr. Stockwell stands with new faculty members, Dr. Nanhua Zhang, Assistant Professor in Biostatistics, Dr. Henian Chen Associate Professor in Biostatistics, Dr. Amy Alma, Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, and Dr. Alfred Mbah, Assistant Professor in Biostatistics.

COPH alumna is program manager in Texas

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Rossybelle Perales, MPH is a program manager with the Division of Biostatistics at the UT School of Public Health at Houston. She manages a new clinical trial project funded by the NIMHD. The project aims to increase the participation of racially/ethnically diverse participants in clinical trials for the treatment of […]

New Faculty members in Biostatistics


                                                  Dr. Nanhua Zhang Assistant Professor                             Dr. Henian Chen Associate Professor Two new Biostatistics faculty members were hired in the department September 2012.  Dr. Henian Chen, M.D., Ph.D. came to the department from New York where he held positions at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Epidemiology department at […]

Graduates honored at the USF COPH Fall Graduation Ceremony


Fall semester graduates were honored at the USF COPH Fall Graduation Ceremony held in the Samuel P. Bell III Auditorium on December 8, 2011. Representing the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics were Dr. Heather Stockwell, Chair of the department with attending fall graduates Carol Oladele, Ph.D.; Kelly Sullivan, Ph.D. and […]

COPH DrPH student selected as a Doctoral Student Leadership Institute Fellow

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Ms. Nichole Murray, a COPH DrPH student in CFH, was selected from almost 100 applicants as a Doctoral Student Leadership Institute Fellow.  She joins eleven other USF students to comprise the inaugural class of the 2012 University of South Florida Graduate School Doctoral Leadership Institute.  The two-year Institute will allow students to: complete a one-semester leadership course, spend at least two semesters shadowing effective leaders, develop and implement a leadership plan, participate in a leadership journal club, participate in leadership conferences/retreats and forums  and serve as a mentor to the […]

Maternal obesity and stillbirth.

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Semin Perinatol. 2011 Dec;35(6):340-4. Maternal obesity and stillbirth. Salihu HM. Source Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. hamisu.salihu@gmail.com Abstract The current obesity epidemic appears to contribute significantly to adverse fetal outcomes, and in this work we compile up-to-date evidence for the link between maternal obesity and risk of stillbirth. The review revealed a preponderance of evidence showing that the risk of stillbirth is increased among obese mothers with amplified risk estimates as the severity of obesity increases. Changes in interpregnancy body mass index (BMI) […]

Transforming Women’s Health: Discovery, Development & Delivery of the Oral-Systemic Connection Conference

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The Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Women’s Health hosts the 2nd “Transforming Women’s Health: Discovery, Development & Delivery of the Oral-Systemic Connection Conference” on January 26- 27 in Tampa. The Center is affiliated with the University of South Florida College of Public Health. This conference offer participants the opportunity to learn and discuss cutting-edge and evidence-based research and practice initiatives in women’s oral-systemic health. In addition, this conference facilitates dialogue among multi-disciplinary providers and researchers (i.e., medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, etc.) and explores potential channels and strategies for increased […]