Beyond science and math: COPH undergrads attend USF STEM Academy

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November 8 is National STEM/STEAM Day What can USF College of Public Health (COPH) students get out of the USF STEM Academy, a program that generally attracts biology, chemistry, math and engineering majors? A lot, it turns out. STEM Academy, which gets its primary funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), is a week-long […]

Deidre Orriola earns Hispanic Heritage Award

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Deidre Orriola, a USF College of Public Health alumna, faculty instructor II, health educator and lactation counselor, spent a week last year in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico as part of a collaborative disaster-relief committee including members of USF Health, Moffitt Cancer Center, and the public and private sector in Puerto Rico. In recognition of her service—which […]

Alumna Dr. Jordana Frost finds her passion through maternal and child health

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“My practice is servant leadership aimed at achieving strategic systems change, my passion is elevating women’s voices in the field of maternal and child health,” said USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Jordana Frost. Frost graduated from Indiana University with her BS in business administration, but was introduced to public health after becoming a […]

Alumna Elizabeth Mkutumula’s mission to save mothers in Malawi

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“Coming from Malawi where access to quality health care, or even just information, is beyond the reach of many is what fuels my passion for public health,” said USF College of Public Health alumna Elizabeth Mkutumula. At only 37-years-old, she said she’s seen too many people die from preventable causes. “I hear too many stories […]

Alumna Laura Collins departs for Mauritius as a Fulbright scholar

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USF College of Public Health alumna Laura Collins departed for the African island of Mauritius on August 12 where she will be researching primary prevention techniques and observing for unique contributors to the very high incidence of Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) on the island. Collins will be conducting her independent research project through the Fulbright US […]

USF COPH graduates 122 “catalysts of change” in summer 2018 graduation

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The USF College of Public Health graduated 122 future public health professionals on Saturday, Aug. 4. Fifty-eight students received a bachelor’s degree, 60 a master’s degree and four were awarded doctorates. From the pinning ceremony for the undergraduates held Friday morning, Aug. 3, to the graduation celebration held for the graduate students later that afternoon, the […]