What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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Written by: Gabe Garcia, PCG, PCC, PCM Can you spot the hazard(s) in the image above? If you said partially opened cooler and no disposable drinking cups, you are partially right. Applicable standards 1910.141(b)(1)(iii) Portable drinking water dispensers shall be designed, constructed, and serviced so that sanitary conditions are maintained, shall be capable of being […]

COPH celebrates 142 graduates (and 1 orangutan) at summer 2019 graduation

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The USF College of Public Health feted 142 new public health professionals at its summer 2019 graduation ceremony, held Aug. 2 in the college’s Samuel P. Bell Auditorium. Sixty-four students were recognized for earning their BSPH degrees while 70 were honored for receiving master’s degrees. Eight received their doctorates. In recognition of her 4.0 grade […]

Public health students help vulnerable communities get ahead of the storm

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USF College of Public Health undergraduate students were able to get out of the classroom and into the field this summer as they served some of Hillsborough County’s most vulnerable communities to help residents in building their hurricane preparedness plans.   Through the Public Health Innovation Studio summer course, launched in partnership with the Hillsborough […]

COPH grad receives 2 top USF awards, graduates in 3 years with perfect 4.0

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When Andrea Prospect graduated the USF College of Public Health (COPH) with her BSPH on August 3, she walked away with more than a diploma. Because of her outstanding dedication to the university and her coursework, Prospect was honored with two prestigious USF Alumni Association awards: the King O’Neal Scholar Award, which is presented every […]

COPHers showcase the DrPH program at APHL annual meeting

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Laboratory scientists from across the country gathered in St. Louis in June for the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) annual meeting. The four-day conference of more than 700 professionals covered public health laboratory issues, trends and technologies. One hot topic was how to reverse the impending laboratory scientist shortage. While need for laboratory professionals […]

Vaccine hesitancy is a top public health crisis. So what’s the answer?

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August is National Immunization Month According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccine hesitancy―the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines―is now a top-10 international public health threat. Vaccinations, says WHO, prevent 2.3 million deaths a year, a number that could increase by 1.5 million if global vaccination rates increased. Vaccine hesitancy […]

Alumna Brittany Marshall named to the 40 Under 40 in Public Health list

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“What interests me the most about public health is the population level approach that the field takes to solve health issues,” Dr. Brittany Marshall said. “The work we do in public health has the potential to impact so many lives at the same time.” USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Brittany Marshall was selected […]