USF COPH (still!) the number-one public health school in Florida

| Academic & Student Affairs, COPH Home Page Feed, COPH Office of Research, Featured News, Intl Programs, Monday Letter, Online Programs, Our Accolades, Public Health Practice, Students, Take Note!, Undergraduate

The votes are in, and the USF College of Public Health is still the top public health school in Florida. The college also retains its spot at number 16 in the nation, sandwiched between Yale and Brown Universities. The rankings were conducted by U.S. News and World Report and were based on peer assessment surveys […]

Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong is elected to Board of Commissioners for NCHEC

| Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Our Alumni, Our People, Students

Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumna and assistant professor of community and family health, was recently elected to an at-large commissioner position with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development and strengthens professional preparation and practice. The two credentials offered […]

COPH doctoral student recognized by the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance Task Force

| Academic & Student Affairs, COPH Home Page Feed, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Students

Amy Gatto, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student concentrating in health services research, has received a Community Recognition Award from the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) Task Force. Gatto, who has been a member of the HCADA’s Tobacco-Free Partnership since 2015 and its chair since 2017, was lauded for her “leadership and selfless […]

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

| COPH Home Page Feed, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Our Alumni

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

| Academic & Student Affairs, COPH Home Page Feed, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Students

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

| Chiles Center, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Our People, PRC, Programs

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

| Academic & Student Affairs, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Accolades

 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 […]