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 […]

Bull from Down Under focuses on those who are disabled and medically underserved

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Angela Makris, a December USF College of Public Health (COPH) grad who received her MPH with a concentration in social marketing, says that from the time she was a child, she knew she always wanted to help people. And she hasn’t stopped since. Born in Sydney, Australia, to Greek parents, Makris got her BA in […]

Nearly 140 Bulls join Great American Teach-In

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What is public health? A greater number of school kids can answer that question, thanks to the participation of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty, students and staff in the Great American Teach-In. The Great-American Teach-In—typically held in November—is a national, annual event in which parents, business leaders, community officials and others are […]

Natasha Kurji places in statewide pitch competition addressing mental health [VIDEO]

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Natasha Kurji placed as a finalist in the Florida Blue Health Innovation Pitch competition earning a $1,000 award. The sixth annual competition, held October in Orlando, Fla. at the GuideWell Innovation Center in Lake Nona Medical City, asked competitors to pitch solutions to support the treatment of anxiety […]

Rachel Logan receives grant to study young black women’s family planning care

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Rachel Logan, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student in community and family health, has been awarded an Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant. The grant is funded by the Society of Family Planning Research Fund and the Society of Family Planning. It is open to those in graduate-level programs who focus on research […]