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 […]

New semester, new fellows and new structure of the COPH

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This is the semester of all things new for the USF College of Public Health. The COPH welcomed 85 undergraduates, 213 masters and 29 doctoral students this fall semester representing more than 26 different states and 13 countries across each continent of the globe. “It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the […]

USF COPH Practice Pathway expands its faculty

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To help ensure that more real-world experiences are incorporated into curricula, the USF College of Public Health recently welcomed two new faculty members to its Practice Pathway. Practice Pathway is a new initiative by the college that invites professionals who have occupied leadership positions in public health and health care to join the COPH non-tenured […]

Zoonotic disease expert Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin joins COPH [VIDEO]

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What can house sparrows—and maybe even elephants—tell us about human health? That’s a question Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin is on a quest to answer. Martin, who specializes in vertebrate physiology and immunology, recently joined the USF College of Public Health faculty, making the move from integrative biology at USF. He is a leading expert on […]