COPH offers unique program to train public health laboratory directors

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The doctoral-level program was created in response to a projected workforce shortage The University of South Florida  College of Public Health has launched a unique training program  addressing the impending shortage of public health laboratory directors. Dr. Jill Roberts, assistant professor in the Department of Global Health, is coordinating the college’s new lab science and […]

Class of 2017 ends the year with new degree and renewed passion

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“Your accomplishments are noteworthy; each and every one of you has achieved something very important,” said USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen. “You all will bring your public health perspective with you wherever you are. It’s amazing how public health is pretty much everywhere if you really start to look at it.” On […]

Bulls take Delta Omega by storm

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USF College of Public Health students Caitlin Wolfe and Shahrzad Zamani represented University of South Florida at the Annual Delta Omega Student Poster Session in Atlanta. The prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health holds the poster session to encourage and recognize the public health leaders of tomorrow. Zamani’s study is the first and […]

Adelmarie Bones’ new titles, alumna and firm partner

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Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, USF College of Public Health alumna Adelmarie Bones started practicing industrial hygiene after graduating with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus in 2007. After working in the field for five years, Bones wanted to gain more expertise in the area of industrial hygiene by […]

Dr. Michael White is awarded a $2.7M NIH grant to study Toxoplasma gondii

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Michael White, Distinguished USF Health Professor in the Department of Global Health, has been funded with more than $2.7 million to examine the developmental mechanisms responsible for tissue cyst formation of Toxoplasma gondii. The five year R01 National Institute of Health grant will allow White and his team to work […]

Dr. Janice Zgibor’s ‘remedy’ to improving diabetes care

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Primary care providers need help providing quality care to patients with diabetes, according to Dr. Janice Zgibor of the USF College of Public Health. Zgibor, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics with more than 20 years of experience in diabetes research, examined how certified diabetes educators (CDEs) improved patient outcomes. Her […]

Alumna Kelly Carpenter paves her way in Nicaragua

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USF College of Public Health alumna Kelly Carpenter heard about public health years before studying it and it has been stuck in her head ever since. “I wanted to specialize in a region more than I wanted to specialize in one area of public health,” Kelly Carpenter said. “We are taught that it’s the community, our […]