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Social justice + public health = a more diverse workforce

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The USF College of Public Health (COPH) is introducing a new undergraduate pathway program, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Scholar for Social Justice, starting July 11. Each year, 30 undergraduate students will be selected into this competitive program. They will complete a specially designed, intensive one-year curriculum that includes a […]

Is financial education the key to closing the health gap?

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Improving financial wellness is a key factor to preventing negative health outcomes, according to USF College of Public Health’s Gabriela Cruz. She presented her poster, “Closing the Health Gap Requires Vital Financial Education: Results From a Community Needs Assessment Among Housing Authority Residents,” at this year’s USF Health Research Day. […]

COPHers strive to reduce suicides by “Growing Hope”

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It’s not hard to see how suicide is a public health issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one person dies by suicide every 11 minutes in this country. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and certain groups, including young […]

Sleep, sexual trauma and recovery

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It’s something of a catch-22: Sleep is essential to good health, yet sleep is often reduced after traumatic events like sexual violence. What can be done to improve the sleep of traumatized people, especially those experiencing sexual trauma and living in low-to-medium income countries with multiple health disparities?  Conducting research […]

19 COPH undergrads dominate at Undergraduate Research Conference

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From nutrition and premenstrual syndrome to global COVID-19 vaccine inequity, 19 USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduate students presented 10 posters at the 2022 annual Undergraduate Research Conference. The event, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, was held virtually and in-person in the beginning of April across all […]

Genome editing: Bridging the gap between science and law

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) Associate Professor Dr. Katherine Drabiak recently took part in a virtual Boston University Law Review Online symposium focusing on the scientific and legal aspects of recent advances in genome editing. The symposium brought together experts from around the nation to discuss ideas and theories […]

Supporting survivors of sexual assault on campus

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April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which aims to support survivors of sexual assault, raise awareness and empower individuals to take steps to prevent sexual violence in their communities. Content warning: This article discusses Sexual Assault Awareness Month and statistics related to sexual assault. Eight out […]

PhD student Zailing Xing examines childbearing and cardiovascular disease risk

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Does childbearing increase a woman’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life? That is the question second-year USF College of Public Health PhD student Zailing Xing highlighted in her poster, “Parity and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women Over 45 Years in the United States: NHANES 2007-2018,” at this […]