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COPH graduates USF’s youngest summer grad!

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McKenzie McIntyre, 18, receives bachelor’s in public health from the USF College of Public Health Tampa native McKenzie McIntyre has been rocking the cap-and-gown look a lot this summer. In May the 18-year-old graduated Hillsborough High School, where she was class valedictorian. Last week she took home a bachelor’s degree […]

USF undergraduates go for a global perspective

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USF College of Public Health undergraduates found themselves taking in new sights, sounds, smells and tastes from around the globe this summer. Their experiences varied in length from three months to eight days and included stops in Panama, England and Japan. Deidre Orriola, instructor II, led the eight-day study abroad […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak examines ties between cancer and personal hygiene products [MEDIA]

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Do you know what each of the ingredients does in your favorite shampoo or lipstick? That’s something USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Katherine Drabiak, attorney and assistant professor of bioethics and genomics says consumers should ask more often. In “Dying to Be Fresh and Clean? Toxicants in Personal Care […]

COPH faculty recognized at USF Women’s Health Collaborative Luncheon

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The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative recognized four USF College of Public Health faculty at its fifth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon on May 8. More than 260 community leaders and health researchers attended the luncheon, making it the largest event since the program’s inception. The USF […]

PhD student authors paper on the disease dynamics of light pollution

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Meredith Kernbach, a third-year USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student in global health, was lead author on the article “Dim Light at Night: Physiological and Ecological Consequences for Infectious Disease.” The paper was published recently in the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology. The article notes that light pollution, […]

USF Health faculty earn award at national meeting

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Two USF Health faculty won second place for their interprofessional education poster that was presented at the Association of University Programs of Health Administration (AUPHA) Annual Meeting in June. Rahul Mhaskar, MPH, PhD, from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and Zachary Pruitt, PhD, MHA, CPH, from the USF […]

COPH leads USF effort to make life better for Tampa’s unsheltered

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“Public health students have a duty to help. It’s constantly recognizing that we’re not saviors and in situations we’re not changing someone’s whole experience, but if we know we can help make someone’s life a little easier, in any way, than that should be our goal,” said USF College of […]