Global health researchers share state of the art malaria expertise

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For more information on Public Health’s GHIDR team, click here. Two researchers from the College of Public Health’s Global Health Infectious Diseases Research team have recently written publications on the newest treatments for one of the oldest and still among the most prevalent scourges — malaria. Wilbur Milhous, PhD, professor of global health and associate […]

COPH Dean helps tackle India's challenge of traffic fatalities

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Public Health Dean Donna Petersen, ScD, is USF’s representative to the Indo-U.S. Joint Collaboration in Environment and Occupational Health. College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen, ScD, recently returned from intensive meetings in India, where she helped tackle the challenge of reducing fatalities from traffic accidents. With the world’s highest rate of road fatalities, India’s […]

Red light cameras increase crashes and costs, USF report finds

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– Researchers recommend engineering solutions to improve intersection safety – Tampa, FL (March 11, 2008) — Rather than improving motorist safety, red-light cameras significantly increase crashes and are a ticket to higher auto insurance premiums, researchers at the University of South Florida College of Public Health conclude. The effective remedy to red-light running uses engineering […]

Dr. Rony Francois to Help Lead Louisiana's Public Health Agency

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Dr. Rony Francois, USF Health alumnus and faculty member, Appointed Assistant Secretary of Louisana DHH Office of Public Health Baton Rouge, LA (Feb. 20, 2008)– DHH Secretary Alan Levine announced today the appointment of M. Rony Francois, MD, as Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health. Francois, an […]

Public health researchers lead battle against insect-borne infectious diseases

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The USF College of Public Health’s Global Health Infectious Diseases Research Team is, l to r, Tom Unnasch, Wil Milhous, Dennis Kyle, John Adams and Alberto van Olphen. They all begin with a painless bite from a tiny blood-sucking insect – malaria, West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, leishmaniasis, filariasis. If infection takes hold, the […]

Greg Alexander Posthumously Awarded for Life's Work in Maternal & Children's Health

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Greg R. Alexander September 20, 1950 – February 20, 2007 The 2007 Martha May Eliot Award, honoring exceptional achievements in maternal and child health has been awarded posthumously to Greg Alexander, ScD, MPH, RS, by the American Public Health Association. A professor in both the USF colleges of Public Health and Medicine, he died in […]