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 […]

USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy honors Dr. Cheryl Vamos

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The USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) program presented USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Cheryl Vamos, an assistant professor in maternal and child health and alumna of the college, with a $5,000 Faculty Research Award at its annual awards dinner, held at the USF Gibbons Alumni Center in April. The USF WLP is […]

PhD candidate Krys Johnson recognized for outstanding teaching

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On April 19, USF College of Public Health PhD candidate Krys Johnson received the 2018 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the health, medicine and behavioral science category. The award is presented by the USF Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. This award was established in 1998 to recognize the […]

Doctoral student Malinee Neelamegam receives Phi Kappa Phi fellowship

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Malinee Neelamegam, a USF COPH doctoral student in epidemiology, recently received a $10,000 dissertation fellowship from the academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi. This year the group presented 10 such fellowships to graduate students around the country. All the students, working in a variety of disciplines, are currently in the writing phase of their dissertations—or […]

USF names Deanne Miranda Cornette the 2018 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health

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On April 4, Deanne Miranda Cornette, MHA, GPC, joined a group of professionals as the 2018 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health in a ceremony at the USF College of Public Health. Initiated by USF in 1988, nominations are solicited from public health practitioners across the state. The COPH bestows the award each year to […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt is 2018 Excellence in Teaching Awardee

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Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the USF College of Public Health, have the opportunity to nominate a faculty member in the college for outstanding teaching. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes the outstanding contributions which a faculty member has made to student development, as well as to the quality of education within the College […]