Dr. Arlene Calvo attends conference on human rights issues

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Arlene Calvo, research assistant and professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, participated in the annual membership meeting of Transparency International (TI) in Berlin, Germany, Oct.12-15. Calvo is assigned to USF Health Panama at the City of Knowledge, a program that has been officially active for eleven […]

Bulls take Delta Omega by storm

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USF College of Public Health students Caitlin Wolfe and Shahrzad Zamani represented University of South Florida at the Annual Delta Omega Student Poster Session in Atlanta. The prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health holds the poster session to encourage and recognize the public health leaders of tomorrow. Zamani’s study is the first and […]

Dr. Janice Zgibor’s ‘remedy’ to improving diabetes care

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Primary care providers need help providing quality care to patients with diabetes, according to Dr. Janice Zgibor of the USF College of Public Health. Zgibor, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics with more than 20 years of experience in diabetes research, examined how certified diabetes educators (CDEs) improved patient outcomes. Her […]

Dr. Stephanie Marhefka examines sexual health communication among girls living with HIV

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World AIDS Day is December 1 “Adolescents are often very in tune to subtle cues, so if the person speaking to them is nervous or uncomfortable, they will likely know,” said Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health. She explored sexual health communication for adolescent […]

New FPQC initiative aims to increase vaginal deliveries

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) at the USF College of Public Health has launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary cesarean section deliveries in low-risk first-time mothers. “This is an important maternal health issue for Florida mothers and babies as we have one of the highest cesarean rates in the nation,” said […]

Dr. Ellen Daley and team examine health literacy and HPV prevention

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Dr. Ellen Daley, associate dean for research and practice at the USF College of Public of Health recently spoke to several hundred dentists and dental hygienists at the American Dental Association meeting in Atlanta about the connection between human papillomavirus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancers. Rates of HPV-related oral cancers are rising at alarming rates, making […]

Dr. Karen Liller wants to empower injury prevention workers

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“I believe it is absolutely critical  for the injury prevention field to continue our success in decreasing injuries and deaths,” said Dr. Karen Liller of the USF College of Public Health. Liller, a professor in the Department of Community and Family Health says decreasing injuries and deaths often includes effective policy making skills of those […]

Mental health is public health

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World Mental Health Day is October 10 The University of South Florida College of Public Health embraces the concept that mental health is public health. To this end, the college offers certificate and full degree programs in support of behavioral health, as well as activities for students and the community. This year’s World Mental Health […]