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COPH alum—and now faculty member—nominated to MCH editorial board

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Many graduates of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) move on to distinguished and successful careers in all parts of the country and world, providing a fantastic opportunity for the college to expand its reach and influence. Others find meaningful and important work close to home. And still others […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak publishes two papers on genome editing

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Genome editing of human embryos—or making changes to cells to alter a person’s DNA—is portrayed as a way to prevent inheritable genetic diseases and better ensure the birth of healthy babies. And who doesn’t want that? But, according to the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Katherine Drabiak, an […]

DrPH candidate Daniel Baker presents poster at APHA

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Daniel Baker, a USF College of Public Health (COPH)DrPH candidate in the advanced practice leadership program, was one of 10 poster presenters in the disaster preparedness category at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting, held in November in Philadelphia. Baker’s poster, “Implementation of Closed Point of Dispensing Sites […]

COPH research study associates firearm and motor vehicle injuries with higher medical costs

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Emergency medical services (EMS) teams routinely triage patients based on the severity of their injuries. But sometimes, says a new study conducted by USF College of Public Health (COPH) researchers, that triaging can go too far. The study, “Association of mechanism of injury with overtriage of injured youth patients as […]

Policy change + healthier food options = Fun Bites

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While community recreational facilities offer plenty of options for physical activity and getting healthy, the snacks offered at concession stands and vending machines are anything but that, often loaded with fats, salt and sugar.  That’s where public health and social marketing step in. The USF College of Public Health has used […]

Turning to the gut to better understand depression

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Can the community of microbes in our digestive track influence our mental state and, if so, how? That’s a focus of study by Monica Uddin, PhD, a professor in USF’s College of Public Health, where she contributes to the Genomics Program within the Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease […]

Dr. Max Salfinger examines ways laboratories can speed tuberculosis diagnosis

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The bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB)—a life-threatening respiratory condition spread from person to person through infected particles in the air—takes weeks-to-months to grow, making it one of nature’s slowest-growing infections. That means a patient with suspected but unconfirmed tuberculosis can remain undiagnosed, untreated, and infectious while a laboratory grows a […]

Health risks and the herbicide Roundup: How litigation helps weed through claims

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Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed and grass killer Roundup, has become the most widely used agricultural pesticide in the world. And as its use has exploded, so, too, have claims—and subsequent lawsuits—aiming to link the chemical to certain cancers, birth defects and other health hazards. Dr. Katherine Drabiak, […]