COPH videographer takes passion for public health to Kenya

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Until just a few months ago, the people of Masala, Kenya, had no potable water. “They would have to walk seven miles to get drinkable water,” said Oddi Diaz, a USF College of Public Health videographer in the Office of Educational Technology and Assessment. Diaz, who has been with the COPH for just over a […]

Dr. Robert Novak participates in by-invitation-only 2018 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

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Vector-borne-disease expert Dr. Robert Novak, a USF College of Public Health professor of global health, recently returned from the 2018 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, held in October in Berlin, Germany. The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting is a scientific convening to foster collaboration among partners to solve the world’s most pressing health and development challenges. It […]

Students put the four Ps of marketing into practice in Panama

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Research findings were later presented at USF’s 25th Social Marketing Conference A group of six  USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) graduate students in Dr. Arlene Calvo’s International Health Education course traveled to Las Mañanitas, Panama, to put their practice into passion. In partnership with Panama’s Ministry of Health, the students were tasked with developing […]

Caitlin Wolfe responds to Ebola outbreak and schistosomiasis

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USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Caitlin Wolfe spent her summer responding to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conducting research for her dissertation on schistosomiasis in Senegal. On May 8, the Équateur province in the DRC reported confirmed laboratory cases of Ebola in the region. It only takes one […]

Alumna Elizabeth Mkutumula’s mission to save mothers in Malawi

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“Coming from Malawi where access to quality health care, or even just information, is beyond the reach of many is what fuels my passion for public health,” said USF College of Public Health alumna Elizabeth Mkutumula. At only 37-years-old, she said she’s seen too many people die from preventable causes. “I hear too many stories […]

Alumna Laura Collins departs for Mauritius as a Fulbright scholar

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USF College of Public Health alumna Laura Collins departed for the African island of Mauritius on August 12 where she will be researching primary prevention techniques and observing for unique contributors to the very high incidence of Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) on the island. Collins will be conducting her independent research project through the Fulbright US […]

Doctoral student Linh Duong completes prestigious fellowship in Vietnam

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Linh Duong completed the prestigious National Cancer Institutes’ Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) Fellowship in Hanoi, Vietnam this summer. CEESP provides funding for MPH and doctoral students to conduct summer research. The summer program provides unique educational opportunities for students to learn about cancer epidemiology in […]

How do natural disasters impact access to health care?

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That’s a question Dr. Troy Quast, USF College of Public Health (COPH) associate professor of health policy and management, examined in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And now, again, in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This time the research will focus on Puerto Rico and how residents with breast and colon cancer have […]