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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative celebrates 10 years of advancing the health of mothers and infants (VIDEO)

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), housed in the USF College of Public Health’s Chiles Center, has been on a mission of making sure Florida’s infants and mothers receive the highest quality health care and outcomes for the last decade. Some improvements hospitals have made because of the FPQC’s efforts […]

Salt reduction research leads to WHO collaboration to develop virtual social marketing workforce development training programs

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“To tackle current health challenges effectively, it’s critical to create a public health workforce that is able to tap into a wide range of innovative approaches and social marketing is one of these,” said Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha, assistant professor of social marketing and associate director of the WHO Collaborating […]

What’s it like having COVID-19? One COPHer describes firsthand experience

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Azzam Albashir, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) health sciences major, was enjoying his spring break in Canada when COVID-19 brought the world to its knees. Albashir and his traveling companion decided to cut their visit short, before borders were closed, and head home to the United Arab Emirates […]

Practicing their passion: USF College of Public Health faculty work across the state to trace contacts, track spread of COVID-19

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In mid-March, Dr. Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CEH, dean of USF’s College of Public Health (COPH), sent an email to the college’s faculty with the subject line of “an unprecedented opportunity.” The email was sent just as the university and the country were bracing for the coming onslaught of COVID-19 […]

Higher health literacy = more fruits and veggies for college students

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College students consume more fruits and vegetables when they exhibit higher health literacy, according to a research study done by USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alison Oberne, instructor II and director of the bachelor of science in public health program. Oberne explored this association in, “Does health literacy affect […]

Two COPH students awarded prestigious AOS grants

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The American Ornithological Society (AOS) recently presented two USF College of Public Health (COPH) students with awards to support their research of avian biology. The AOS is a professional organization that works to advance the scientific knowledge and conservation of birds. The awards, each totaling up to $2,500, are presented […]