Three’s a charm for the USF Outstanding Staff Awards

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Three USF College of Public Health staff members, Alana Falcone, Carlos Montoya, and Andres Abril, were recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Staff Awards. Their achievements were celebrated at a ceremony in the USF School of Music Concert Hall held in March. Each year USF selects staff and administration employees who demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of […]

Genetic counseling student Lindsey Victoria receives research grant

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Being a graduate student in the USF College of Public Health’s genetic counseling program has allowed Lindsey Victoria to experience a lot of firsts. Not only is she part of the first cohort of students in the COPH’s genetic counseling program, but now she’s also been awarded her first ever research grant from the National […]

Dr. Claudia Parvanta releases health communication book

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Claudia Parvanta, professor of community and family, says her newest book on health communication is filled with real-world examples. Parvanta and her colleagues, Drs. David Nelson and Richard Harner, wrote the book “Public Health Communication Critical Tools and Strategies,” for doctoral and master’s students to complement the Essential Public […]

Jodi Ray earns Health Advocate of the Year award from Families USA

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USF College of Public Health’s Jodi Ray, program director of Florida Covering Kids and Families, earned the Consumer Engagement Health Advocate Award of the year by Families USA. Families USA is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer health advocacy organization and provides awards annually to those across the nation who exemplify their four core areas of […]

Two COPH staff earn Quiet Quality Awards

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USF College of Public Health staff members, Patricia Roque and Katherine Cunningham, were recipients of the 2018 Quiet Quality Awards. Quiet Quality Awards are for USF staff who excel in their work roles while also demonstrating professional traits that are beyond their basic job duties, such as problem-solving, positive attitude, leadership and resourcefulness. Sponsored by […]

Dr. Deborah Cragun selected to genetic counseling board

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Deborah Cragun, assistant professor and director of the genetic counseling MSPH program, has been selected to the board of directors for the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Her three-year term begins on July 1. The ACGC is the specialized program accreditation board for educational training programs granting master’s […]

Dr. James Van Elswyk publishes book on characteristics of major diseases

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The USF College of Public Health undergraduate studies instructor Dr. James Van Elswyk, recently published his book, “Survey of Human Disease,” with Caduceus International Publishing. Caduceus International Publishing provides top-quality interactive health science curriculum to colleges, universities and institutions wherever they are needed. Van Elswyk’s book is set up as an online course where web-based […]

Seven COPH students receive proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners

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Seven USF College of Public Health students received a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). They were recognized in January for their work with Hillsborough County Health Care Services’ Healthy Living Program during the 2017 State of the Opioid Crisis in Hillsborough County Summit on September 26.  The daylong summit addressed this rising public health issue by featuring medical, mental health and law enforcement officials.  Somer Burke, COPH’s […]