Alumna Ivory Iheanacho makes moves in occupational health and safety

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Her public health practice is industrial hygiene; her passion is worker health. USF College of Public Health alumna Ivory Iheanacho said she was driven to public health for its ability to “safeguard our communities.” The Baton Rouge, La. native earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental management from LSU before deciding to make the move south […]

COPH’s Cheryl Vamos presents on health literacy at national conference

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Advancing health literacy could be one of the most effective strategies for improving the overall well-being of people in our country. That is exactly why Dr. Cheryl Vamos, an assistant professor in maternal and child health at the USF College of Public Health (COPH), traveled to the Washington, D.C., area in October to present some […]

COPH alum Frank Yiannas accepts top food safety job at FDA

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His public health practice is food safety. His public health passion is protecting people. It was his undergraduate studies in microbiology that first sparked an interest in food safety for USF COPH alumnus Frank Yiannas. “I really enjoyed learning about this invisible world that exists around us,” said Yiannas, who graduated the COPH in 2003 […]

Siblings Shawn and Shari Zamani graduate COPH with two of USF’s top honors

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When Shawn and Shari Zamani emigrated from Iran in 2012, the siblings were still learning to speak English. Now, just six years later, they’re receiving bachelor degrees from the USF College of Public Health and hope to continue making an impact in the lives of those who may cross their paths. As the recipient of […]

New grad Menkeoma Laura Okoli sets her sights on PhD then CDC

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Menkeoma Laura Okoli first became interested in public health working at a medical internship in her native Nigeria. “The hospital where I worked as a medical doctor received victims of bomb explosions perpetrated by terrorists,” says Okoli, who received her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from the USF College Public Health (COPH) […]

Bull from Down Under focuses on those who are disabled and medically underserved

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Angela Makris, a December USF College of Public Health (COPH) grad who received her MPH with a concentration in social marketing, says that from the time she was a child, she knew she always wanted to help people. And she hasn’t stopped since. Born in Sydney, Australia, to Greek parents, Makris got her BA in […]

Dr. Cheryl Vamos receives inaugural Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award

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In recognition of her ability to “reach deep within and far beyond to provide extraordinary learning moments for students,” Dr. Cheryl Vamos, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor of maternal and child health and an alumna of the college, is the first recipient of the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The award […]

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 […]