New semester, new fellows and new structure of the COPH

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This is the semester of all things new for the USF College of Public Health. The COPH welcomed 85 undergraduates, 213 masters and 29 doctoral students this fall semester representing more than 26 different states and 13 countries across each continent of the globe. “It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak authors paper on ethics, efficacy of mitochondrial replacement therapy

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Dr. Katherine Drabiak, a USF College of Public Health assistant professor of bioethics and genomics, recently published the article “Emerging Governance of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: Assessing Coherence Between Scientific Evidence and Policy Outcomes,” in the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law. Mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) is an experimental procedure in which nuclear DNA from a […]

Zoonotic disease expert Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin joins COPH [VIDEO]

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What can house sparrows—and maybe even elephants—tell us about human health? That’s a question Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin is on a quest to answer. Martin, who specializes in vertebrate physiology and immunology, recently joined the USF College of Public Health faculty, making the move from integrative biology at USF. He is a leading expert on […]

Doctoral student Linh Duong completes prestigious fellowship in Vietnam

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Linh Duong completed the prestigious National Cancer Institutes’ Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) Fellowship in Hanoi, Vietnam this summer. CEESP provides funding for MPH and doctoral students to conduct summer research. The summer program provides unique educational opportunities for students to learn about cancer epidemiology in […]

Collaboration with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

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The SDDA is working with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital on a new study involving pediatric injury in Tampa. St. Joseph’s, a part of the BayCare Health System, is currently certified as a Level II and Pediatric Trauma Center.  Lead by Drs. Sandra Brooks and Tara Loux (St. Joseph’s) as well as Drs. Henian Chen and […]

It’s the year of the woman … again!

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Last year three women from the USF College of Public of Health received awards at the Florida Public Health Association Annual Conference. This year two all-female student teams received research awards. The event was held in July 24-25 in Orlando. When Dr. Jaime Corvin planned her Global Health Assessment Strategies course syllabus, she could not […]

COPH doctoral student attends NIH research course

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DeAnne Turner, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student in community and family health, wasn’t exactly sure about her chances of getting selected to attend the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) prestigious clinical and translational research course. After all, Turner is in the social and behavioral science field, with a focus on HIV and […]

USF COPH graduates 122 “catalysts of change” in summer 2018 graduation

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The USF College of Public Health graduated 122 future public health professionals on Saturday, Aug. 4. Fifty-eight students received a bachelor’s degree, 60 a master’s degree and four were awarded doctorates. From the pinning ceremony for the undergraduates held Friday morning, Aug. 3, to the graduation celebration held for the graduate students later that afternoon, the […]