Nicole Elinoff attends Facebook Communities Summit

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As the sexual minority health coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Orlando, Fla., USF College of Public Health graduate student Nicole Elinoff understands the power of social media. A full-time employee and MPH student who commutes from Tampa to Orlando—something she describes as a “short-term struggle for long-term gain”—she practices her passion of […]

COPH students excel at the 23rd annual NAHSE Case Competition

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A group of USF College of Public Health students traveled to Orlando, Fla., in October to participate in the annual National Association of Health Services Executive (NAHSE) Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition. The competition is a scholarship program where graduate students in health administration, business administration and public health are invited to form teams […]

Dr. Claudia Parvanta’s book builds student skills in health communication

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Claudia Parvanta, says media plays a big role in shaping our conceptions of health and illness. She, along with her colleague Dr. Sarah Bauerle Bass, associate professor at Temple University, have unlocked the multiple ways that health and media intersect in “Health Communication, Strategies and Skills for a New Era,” […]

COPH videographer takes passion for public health to Kenya

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Until just a few months ago, the people of Masala, Kenya, had no potable water. “They would have to walk seven miles to get drinkable water,” said Oddi Diaz, a USF College of Public Health videographer in the Office of Educational Technology and Assessment. Diaz, who has been with the COPH for just over a […]

Alumna Ivory Iheanacho makes moves in occupational health and safety

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Her public health practice is industrial hygiene; her passion is worker health. USF College of Public Health alumna Ivory Iheanacho said she was driven to public health for its ability to “safeguard our communities.” The Baton Rouge, La. native earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental management from LSU before deciding to make the move south […]

Public Health Live on Tour gives COPH students first-hand experience

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Rather than taking a much-needed rest after finals this past semester, a group of committed students from the USF College of Public Health spent the beginning of winter break diving headfirst into the public health arena. As part of this year’s Public Health Live on Tour, students were able to escape the classroom setting and […]

From antidepressants to Zika: COPH professor talks pregnancy and birth defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month Birth defects are a huge public health challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 4.5 minutes a baby in this country is born with a birth defect. In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we posed some questions to USF College of […]

Whitney Fung leads student effort to reduce USF’s food waste

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You may want to think twice before throwing that banana peel away. Up to 40 percent of food that is produced in the U.S. goes to waste and it’s impacting our health, according to USF College of Public Health doctoral student Whitney Fung. She’s the principal investigator of an interdisciplinary USF student effort to take […]