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Pregnant, in treatment and still abusing drugs: COPH professor examines legal, medical, social implications

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People addicted to opioids are sometimes prescribed medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is the use of medications such as methadone, along with counseling or behavior therapy, to treat drug addiction and help people sustain recovery. But according to Dr. Katherine Drabiak, a USF College of Public Health associate professor, using MAT […]

USF students collaborating with Hillsborough County to help prepare refugee women for hurricane season

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health is helping the Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) prepare refugee and migrant women for natural disasters in the Tampa Bay area.  Public Health students facilitated a visit to the Emergency Operations Center – allowing the women to share their […]

Dr. William Sappenfield named 2022 Distinguished University Professor

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USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. William Sappenfield, director of the USF Chiles Center, was recently named a USF Distinguished University Professor. The Distinguished University Professor award recognizes senior faculty members who have distinguished themselves among their peers both within and outside USF. The title is awarded through a […]

COPH undergrads recognized for outstanding research

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Two USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduate students walked away with awards after presenting their research at USF’s 2022 Undergraduate Research Conference.  The annual event, held virtually and in person this past April, is open to all USF undergraduates on all campuses. The purpose of the conference, say its […]

COVID-19 popularized telemedicine, but how satisfied are doctors, patients with the model?

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COVID-19 and the lockdown orders it ushered in prevented many people—including pregnant women, who rely on regularly scheduled medical checkups for safe deliveries and healthy babies—from accessing health care.  To fill a need, USF Health initiated telemedicine appointments for obstetric patients at the beginning of the pandemic. “Because the obstetric […]

Wrapping Up Maternal QI Initiatives: PROVIDE & MORE Focus on Sustainability

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) has had an exciting Spring as the Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) and the Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE) Initiatives conclude. Virtual celebration meetings with teams were held on May 4th, 2022 for PROVIDE and May 17th, 2022 for MORE, with over 180 participants between both meetings. These celebrations recognized hospitals for their many successes and discussed how to sustain their successes and momentum achieved during the initiatives.  Dr. William Sappenfield, FPQC Director, opened the meetings with a special thank you for hospital teams’ […]

PhD candidate Marlene Joannie Bewa is “Charging Upward”

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral candidate Marlene Joannie Bewa was recently recognized for her many accomplishments and skills in the second-annual women’s edition of Tampa Magazines “Women to Watch 2022.” Bewa is a medical doctor and winner of both a USF Outstanding Young Alumni Award and Golden Bull […]

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 […]