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Leave the potential for COVID-19 contamination at the front door

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To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for health care workers and those living in areas of intense transmission, public health practitioners have developed educational flyers outlining COVID-19 biosafety-at-home protocols to reduce the threat of contamination at home.    “Communication is an important aspect of our work in public health,” said […]

COPH welcomed dozens of Panamanian students from the City of Knowledge. Where are they now?

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In 2004, the USF College of Public Health (COPH), in partnership with the Panamanian government and USF Health, developed the USF Health Panama Program at the City of Knowledge, an international academic and research campus in Panama. The program gives students from both countries and a variety of disciplines the […]

COPH alum Shandey Malcolm now top epidemiologist for her native Turks and Caicos

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Epidemiology was nowhere on her radar when Dr. Shandey Malcolm graduated from the University of Miami with a biology degree in 2004.  “I knew I wanted to pursue a master’s degree, but I was unsure of the area of concentration,” said Malcolm, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) grad […]

Coverdell Fellow Brian Richardson shares how the Peace Corps changed him

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For returned Peace Corps volunteer and current USF College of Public Health graduate student Brian Richardson, the passion for helping others began at home. He served for three years, first in Mali as a water safety and hygiene volunteer and later in Gambia as a health extension volunteer. “My dad […]

Dr. Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano named visiting professor in Kazakhstan

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The adjustment abroad has been easy, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano. The associate professor of epidemiology, who has been with the COPH since 1999, is currently residing in Kazakhstan for a year-long appointment as a visiting professor at Nazarbayev University. “Public health is universal and […]

From Africa to Asia and back again: COPH grad travels world studying vector-borne diseases

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Dr. Ryan Tokarz, who received both his MPH and PhD in global communicable diseases from the USF College of Public Health (COPH), had a childhood dream of being a marine biologist who studied sharks. As time went on, the Lutz, Fla., native went a little off course, swapping biology for […]