Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha aims to reduce salt consumption in Latin America

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World Salt Awareness Week is March 4-10 It is well-established that too much salt can have negative health effects, including high blood pressure and kidney problems. However, the average American consumes 1.5 times the recommended amount of sodium each day. “Too much dietary salt is a major cause of high blood pressure, which is a […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak fights public perception about gene-editing research

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You might have heard a lot about germline genome editing and the wondrous stories of creation and healing that it promises to produce. But that’s more fiction than fact says Dr. Katherine Drabiak, an attorney and assistant professor of bioethics and genomics at the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Drabiak, whose work was recently […]

COPH professor works to solve HIV epidemic in Ecuador

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Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz, an alumnus and assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), is following his passion for global health by conducting research on HIV along the Ecuadorian coast. Along with Dr. Ricardo Izurieta, an associate professor of global health who completed his medical degree in Ecuador, Reina has undertaken a […]

New research framework may help better predict human and wildlife infectious disease risk

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University of South Florida-led research identifies individual hosts more or less likely to escalate outbreaks The 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic that ravaged Western Africa, killing thousands, was the largest in history. An analysis of the epidemic found that not all individuals played an equal role in spreading the deadly infectious disease – just 3 percent […]

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 […]

COPH’s Cheryl Vamos presents on health literacy at national conference

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Advancing health literacy could be one of the most effective strategies for improving the overall well-being of people in our country. That is exactly why Dr. Cheryl Vamos, an assistant professor in maternal and child health at the USF College of Public Health (COPH), traveled to the Washington, D.C., area in October to present some […]

Dr. Marty Martin publishes several papers on stress hormones in academic journal

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USF College of Public Health genomics professor Dr. “Lynn” Marty Martin is the lead author or co-author of six papers published in October’s Integrative & Comparative Biology. The papers are the result of years of data collection stemming from an endeavor called HormoneBase, a living database spearheaded by Martin and other wildlife biologists. The database houses records […]

COPH undergrads participate in research expo

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USF College of Public Health students Oceana Dwyer and Justin Weiner participated in USF’s second annual Undergraduate Research Society’s Fall Expo on October 15. The expo was an immersive experience geared towards undergraduate students interested in learning more about the different forms research can take at research institutions and allows students to present research that […]