Undergrad Shawn Zamani completes NIH internship

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This summer USF College of Public Health undergraduate student Shawn Zamani worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., as an Amgen Scholar. The Amgen Scholars Program allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. Students benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty […]

First cohort of undergraduates takes off as Health Scholars

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The USF College of Public Health is all about pushing boundaries and for the eleven students in the Health Scholars program, that’s exactly what they are doing. The program is offered to first-time-in-college students who want to earn a bachelor of science in public health (BSPH) degree, according to Dr. Kay Perrin, associate dean of academic and […]

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 […]

COPH doctoral student attends NIH research course

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DeAnne Turner, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student in community and family health, wasn’t exactly sure about her chances of getting selected to attend the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) prestigious clinical and translational research course. After all, Turner is in the social and behavioral science field, with a focus on HIV and […]

Doctoral student Acadia Webber presents at national nutrition conference

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Acadia Webber says that her public health practice is nutrition education among children and her passion is obesity prevention. It’s that passion that drove her to pursue a career in nutrition and her drive is not going unnoticed. In July, she attended the Society for Nutrition Education and […]

COPH graduates USF’s youngest summer grad!

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McKenzie McIntyre, 18, receives bachelor’s in public health from the USF College of Public Health Tampa native McKenzie McIntyre has been rocking the cap-and-gown look a lot this summer. In May the 18-year-old graduated Hillsborough High School, where she was class valedictorian. Last week she took home a bachelor’s degree from the USF College of […]

USF Health faculty earn award at national meeting

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Two USF Health faculty won second place for their interprofessional education poster that was presented at the Association of University Programs of Health Administration (AUPHA) Annual Meeting in June. Rahul Mhaskar, MPH, PhD, from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and Zachary Pruitt, PhD, MHA, CPH, from the USF College of Public Health, earned […]

Dr. Alicia Best earns the COPH’s first ever K01 for cancer research

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“Cancer has always been at the forefront of my mind,” said USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alicia Best. She lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just fifteen. Now, she’s taking a step toward fighting back with her National Cancer Institute Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01), a first […]