Dean Donna Petersen receives USF World’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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In November, USF World—a group that works to promote a global culture at the university—announced its 2019 Global Achievement Award winners at a celebration held during International Education Week. Dr. Donna Petersen, dean of the USF College of Public Health (COPH), received a Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the group’s highest honors, for her advancement […]

Rays Jiang, COPH genomics professor, named highly cited researcher

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In November, USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor Dr. Rays Jiang, a founding member of the USF genomics program, was named a 2019 Global Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science Group, a citation index and research intelligence platform. Jiang was among 6,216 researchers spanning 21 fields and nearly 60 nations to […]

Creating 21st century thinkers: COPH faculty, students present at critical and creative thinking conference

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It’s not enough that students graduate college with higher-level knowledge. To be employable and effective in today’s world, they also need to be creative and critical thinkers. To that end, two USF College of Public Health (COPH) professors, Drs. Alison Oberne and Anna Torrens Armstrong, both alums of the college, traveled to USF St. Petersburg […]

35th anniversary spotlight: Newly revived Public Health Executive Leadership Program welcomes second cohort

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In 2018, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) resurrected its Public Health Executive Leadership Program, which had been dormant for 10 years. The program aims to bring rising leaders in the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) together to “collaborate and improve upon their own as well as their agency’s effectiveness,” said Dr. Marissa Levine, […]

Know an outstanding woman? Nominate her.

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health recognizes the contributions that women make to the field and honors them annually with the Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health Award.  Nominations are currently being accepted for 2020. Over the past 27 years, the college honored women who served as an agent of collaboration, force […]

There’s an app for that! Incubation Hub uses technology to solve public health issues

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What do USF College of Public Health (COPH) students feel they need to help them make more of an impact in public health? It’s a question that was addressed to members of the COPH’s Incubation Hub, a group of students, staff and faculty working together to find solutions to today’s public health problems. Director of […]

COPH uses VR technology to teach hurricane preparedness

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The USF College of Public Health has a new way of educating the community about hurricane preparedness through the use of virtual reality (VR) technology.   Carlos Montoya, instructional/multimedia developer at the COPH, came up with the idea of using a virtual realty simulation to prepare students and the community for a hurricane after watching […]

35th anniversary spotlight: Global Health, Diplomacy and National Security Conference

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Last year, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) teamed with USF Health, the Morsani College of Medicine, the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies and other USF entities to bring to life the first inaugural Global Health, Diplomacy and National Security Symposium.  The event was the brainchild of COPH “godfather” Sam Bell, who saw […]