Dr. Karen Liller coauthors paper on lack of firearms safety and injury research

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June is Firearm Safety Month Firearms are a hot topic these days. Firearms injury and safety funding? Not so much—at least not yet. That’s because, say experts like Dr. Karen Liller, a USF College of Public Health professor of community and family health who specializes in injury prevention, there’s a lack of strong federal support for […]

Doctoral student Silvia Sommariva examines spread of ‘fake news’ on social media

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Can misinformation hinder disease prevention efforts? USF College of Public Health doctoral student Silvia Sommariva’s research findings suggest so. She examined the spread of health rumors on social networking sites, an issue she said is a major concern for those working on the front lines of health. “I think a lot of the work we […]

COPH alumna and USF employee receives Title IX award

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Kristin Steffen, a 2014 USF COPH graduate with a master of public health, was recently given the Title IX Outstanding Individual Achievement Award. USF’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity presented the award to Steffen, who serves as the deputy Title IX coordinator for USF Health and a Title IX investigator for the USF […]

Dr. Alicia Best earns the COPH’s first ever K01 for cancer research

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“Cancer has always been at the forefront of my mind,” said USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alicia Best. She lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just fifteen. Now, she’s taking a step toward fighting back with her National Cancer Institute Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01), a first […]

Celina Flocks Monaghan presents at CLARION competition

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Celina Flocks Monaghan, a USF College of Public Health MPH student with a concentration in global health practice, recently competed at the CLARION National Case Competition, held in April at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. CLARION is a University of Minnesota student organization dedicated to improving health care through inter-professional collaboration. CLARION teams consist […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak examines genetic testing and its impact on cancer treatment

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Katherine Drabiak, attorney and USF College of Public Health assistant professor of bioethics and genomics who holds joint appointments in health policy and management and global health, recently published the article   in the Journal of Health & Biomedical Law. The article focuses on laboratory developed tests (LDTs) and their use (and limitations) in determining […]

PhD candidate Krys Johnson presents at the CSTE Annual Conference

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USF College of Public Health PhD candidate Krys Johnson presented at the 2018 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference from June 10­-14 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The CSTE Annual Conference connected more than 1,500 public health epidemiologists from across the country. Attendees shared their expertise in surveillance and epidemiology as well […]

Alumna Raaven Goffe continues on her path to becoming a doctor

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College of Public Health alumna Raaven Goffe, came to the University of South Florida as an international student from Nassau, Bahamas in 2013. Goffe earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and master of public health degree with a concentration global communicable disease and a graduate certificate in global health practice from USF in May […]