James Taylor and Carletta Hagins-Hughes earn Quiet Quality awards

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USF College of Public Health staff members James Taylor and Carletta Hagins-Hughes were recipients of the 2019 Quiet Quality Awards. Sponsored by the USF Staff Senate, the Quiet Quality awards are given to staff who have demonstrated professional traits beyond their basic job duties, such as displaying a courteous attitude, being a team-player, and exhibiting resourcefulness. […]

COPH well-represented at Summer Teaching Symposium

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Each year, USF’s Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) holds its Summer Teaching Symposium (STS). STS is a two-day event in which faculty and teaching assistants from around campus immerse themselves in the latest teaching and learning strategies. They also discuss and exchange teaching ideas and best practices. This year’s theme was teaching the […]

One world, one health and one COPH doctoral student

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Venita Ramirez is a USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student studying advanced practice leadership in public health. She’s also a public health consultant at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, a consulting, research and educational organization for the U.S. Air Force that’s located in Ohio. Ramirez helps public health personnel […]

Dr. Tom Unnasch is named 2019 Distinguished University Professor

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Dr. Tom Unnasch, the strategic area lead of Global and Planetary Health in the USF College of Public Health (COPH) was recently named a USF Distinguished University Professor. According to the website of the USF Office of the Provost, Dr. Ralph Wilcox, the award “recognizes senior faculty members who have distinguished themselves among their peers, […]

Dr. Tricia Penniecook joins national effort to address health inequities in chronic diseases

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To prevent diabetes USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Tricia Penniecook says we must start “upstream.” Penniecook, vice dean for education and faculty affairs, is currently serving a one-year term as a fellow of the National Leadership Academy for the Public Health’s (NLAPH) cohort 8. Each year, the NLAPH chooses cohorts of leaders from across […]

Worth a shot: COPH students advocate for childhood immunization on Capitol Hill

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Vaccines and immunizations have become a hot—and somewhat controversial—topic in the United States recently. But despite the debate, childhood vaccines remain an important part of maintaining herd immunity among the general population. Herd immunity occurs when a significant portion of the population is vaccinated against a disease, thereby limiting its spread. Katherine Lesser, a second-year […]

USF COPH Outstanding Staff Award recipients honored

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Several USF College of Public Health staff members were awarded the 2018 Outstanding Staff Awards at a ceremony held in the USF School of Music Concert Hall in March. Each year USF selects staff and administration employees who demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence and is hosted by President Judy Genshaft. This year, […]