Dr. Marie Bourgeois is elected president of the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Toxicology

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Starting this month, Dr. Marie Bourgeois, a research assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at the USF College of Public Health (COPH), takes over as president of the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (SESOT). Her term runs until March 2020. Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical or […]

COPH student chosen for Florida AHEC Scholars Program

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) MPH student Juliana Azeredo was recently accepted into the Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program. The program is part of a national initiative that provides inter-professional learning opportunities to students with health majors (e.g., medicine, pharmacy, social work, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, public health and others) who […]

Dr. Claudia Parvanta’s book builds student skills in health communication

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Claudia Parvanta, says media plays a big role in shaping our conceptions of health and illness. She, along with her colleague Dr. Sarah Bauerle Bass, associate professor at Temple University, have unlocked the multiple ways that health and media intersect in “Health Communication, Strategies and Skills for a New Era,” […]

Dr. Anthony Masys co-edits book on global health security

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 H1N1. H5N1. Ebola. Zika. Outbreaks of these infections demonstrate that the world’s global health security, is, at best, fragile. To help public health students and leaders prepare for and respond to global health security issues, Dr. Anthony Masys, a USF College of Public Health associate professor and director of  global disaster management, humanitarian assistance and […]

Dr. Robert Novak participates in by-invitation-only 2018 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

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Vector-borne-disease expert Dr. Robert Novak, a USF College of Public Health professor of global health, recently returned from the 2018 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, held in October in Berlin, Germany. The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting is a scientific convening to foster collaboration among partners to solve the world’s most pressing health and development challenges. It […]

Melody Kitchen awarded NIH grant for cancer research in Israel

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USF College of Public Health master’s student Melody Kitchen is one of fifteen students from across the U.S. chosen for the 2018 Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations Program (CEESP). “I could not believe it!” Kitchen said. “After putting so many hours of hard work into my research proposal, I felt so grateful that my […]

Dr. Kevin Kip named 2018 AAAS Fellow for “extraordinary achievements in science”

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In recognition of his leadership, pioneering research and distinguished service, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Dr. Kevin Kip, an epidemiology and biostatistics professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), a 2018 Fellow. Kip became an AAAS Fellow in the Medical Sciences Section. The announcement was made November […]

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 […]