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COPH students present research at the 2020 National Ryan White Conference

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USF College of Public Health students Hunter Drake and Alexandra Cario presented their research at the 2020 National Ryan White Conference, which was held virtually in August due to COVID-19. This conference, which celebrated “30 Years of Innovating Care, Optimizing Public Health, Ending the HIV Epidemic,” focused on all the […]

USF researchers find death counts fail to capture full mortality effects of COVID-19

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More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Some argue that statistic is inaccurate due to inconsistencies in how deaths are being reported. But researchers from the University of South Florida claim that even if those deaths have been correctly measured, the number doesn’t fully convey the […]

Study investigates hurricane evacuations in the era of COVID-19

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The 2020 hurricane season is breaking records with 23 named storms, and more are projected to develop over the next few weeks. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts there will be as many as 25 by the time the season ends. Researchers say this extremely active forecast is especially […]

USF selects 23 research projects for funding in anti-racism effort

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A University of South Florida research task force working to address racial issues and attitudes on a local, national and global scale has selected 23 projects exploring a wide range of issues in systemic inequality, economic and health disparities, Black history and contemporary challenges for funding. The USF Research Task […]

USF researchers study the effectiveness of innovative pooled testing method for COVID-19

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More than 300 University of South Florida student-athletes and USF Athletics staff members are participating in a feasibility study of the effectiveness of pooled testing for COVID-19, led by researchers from USF Health. The study is one of several university initiatives being implemented to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Each […]

What can the response to Zika teach us about COVID? COPH team shares insights

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Zika and COVID-19 may be wildly different in transmission, symptoms and outcomes, but according to USF College of Public Health (COPH) Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Marshall, “for both diseases, widely available, early and accurate testing is critical for patient care, epidemiology and educating the public on their risk.” Marshall and […]

As COVID fears and racial tensions rise, so do gun sales—but why?

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According to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is run by the FBI, background checks on people looking to buy firearms in July numbered 3,639,224. That’s in contrast to the 2,030,661 checks performed in July 2019. “Background checks are highly correlated with gun sales, but they’re not perfect,” […]