Peace Corps volunteer Ruth Sanon reports from Cameroon

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USF College of Public Health graduate student Ruth Sanon is serving as a Peace Corps (PC) volunteer in Cameroon where she recently took part in a week long ‘HIV Boot Camp.’ The boot camp, according to Sanon, allowed PC volunteers to present and exchange best practices, learn about the evolving nature of the HIV pandemic, […]

Fulbright Scholar Jillian Edge sees the U.S. through a new lens

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USF College of Public Health graduate student Jillian Edge received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to explore flooding in Malaysia in order to better understand the impacts of flooding on access to public service in the state of Sarawak. She’s earning her MPH from the Department of Global Health in global disaster management and humanitarian […]

Undergraduates help count Tampa homeless

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A group of USF College of Public Health undergraduate students hit the streets to help count the homeless during the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) annual point-in-time count. Seventeen students, led by Elizabeth Dunn, adjunct instructor in the Department of Global Health at the USF College of Public Health, participated in the county-wide effort counting […]

Students get to work on the frontlines of public health

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Nate Stanley is already practicing public health, long before he’s set to graduate. Stanley, earning a PhD from the Department of Global Health in the fall of 2019, is currently serving as a Research Coordinator I at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on a grant to examine the […]

Closing the gap between academia and the community

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The USF College of Public Health and the Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough County’s (FDOHH) yearlong Community Engagement Initiative exemplified what public health should be about, according to project supervisor Dr. Martha Coulter. In 2014 the FDOHH provided a $50,000 grant to fund five $10,000 community projects, each consisting of a graduate student at the COPH and faculty […]

Undergraduates immerse themselves in Cuban culture

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USF College of Public Health undergraduate students, in collaboration with England’s University of Exeter medical students, chose to spend their spring break in Havana, Cuba, March 12-19. Deidre Orriola, an undergraduate COPH instructor, led the students as they took part in homestays with local Cuban families and explored several public health and medical organizations. This […]

MPH student Patricia Leandro-Reguillo is changing the public’s health through architecture

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USF College of Public Health student Patricia Leandro-Reguillo was introduced to the field of public health while working as an architect. Through her experiences she found that there was a need to combine the two fields to help improve the health of future generations. Born and raised in Spain, Leandro-Reguillo earned her bachelor’s degree in […]