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What’s it like working at a testing lab during a pandemic? Two USF public health students/lab scientists give an inside look

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Jeremy Corrigan, a molecular biologist, has managed the public health laboratory in Northern California’s rural Humboldt County since 2010.  Pre COVID-19, Corrigan—a USF College of Public Health DrPH candidate in the online public health and clinical laboratory science and practice program—and his small staff did your run-of-the-mill testing and tracking. […]

COPH’s Dietetic Internship program receives ACEND accreditation

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The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board voted in July to accredit the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dietetic Internship program for a term of eight years.  The Dietetic Internship is integrated with an MPH (concentration in nutrition and dietetics). The 20-month long program gives […]

USF selects 23 research projects for funding in anti-racism effort

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A University of South Florida research task force working to address racial issues and attitudes on a local, national and global scale has selected 23 projects exploring a wide range of issues in systemic inequality, economic and health disparities, Black history and contemporary challenges for funding. The USF Research Task […]

USF supports COVID-19 research partnerships with new seed grants

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The University of South Florida will provide seed funding to 14 new research projects designed to address the medical, technological and societal issues of COVID-19. This brings the total of institutional resources invested into pandemic research to more than $1 million. This third round of funding is unique because researchers […]

USF researchers study the effectiveness of innovative pooled testing method for COVID-19

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More than 300 University of South Florida student-athletes and USF Athletics staff members are participating in a feasibility study of the effectiveness of pooled testing for COVID-19, led by researchers from USF Health. The study is one of several university initiatives being implemented to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Each […]

Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin principal investigator on $1.3 NSF grant looking at evolutionary processes

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What can a common backyard visitor—the ubiquitous house sparrow—teach us about evolution? It could be a lot. Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor of global and planetary health and a disease ecology expert, is the principal investigator of a collaborative research project involving colleagues […]

MPH student Vishal Panchigar elected to FPHA

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Vishal Panchigar, a second-year USF College of Public Health (COPH) MPH student, has been elected to a member-at-large position with the Florida Public Health Association (FPHA). The FPHA serves Florida’s public health professionals and students through advocacy, professional development and networking to improve Florida’s health. Panchigar, who is concentrating in […]