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GHSA Returns to the Dominican Republic

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For the second year in a row, the Global Health Student Association sent 7 of its members to the Dominican Republic during the Spring Break holiday. This year, the group worked in Elías Piña, the most economically disadvantaged province in the Dominican Republic, to help with disease prevention efforts. The […]

Vaccinology in the Tropics Conference

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USF Health in Panama recently held the Second Vaccinology in the Tropics International Conference Thursday, March 15, through Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa in Panama. Health professionals came to Panama from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia to participate in the conference, […]

World Water Day is March 22, 2012

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There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however; most of the water we “drink” is embedded in the food we eat. […]

COPH Infectious Disease Research Faculty Contribute to the Peace Corps “Stomping Out Malaria” Volunteer Training Initiative

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(Story excerpted from a Peace Corps’ web page update on the “Stomping Out Malaria in Africa” initiative.) WASHINGTON, D.C., February 17, 2012 – More than 20 Peace Corps volunteers and staff members from 11 African countries participated in the third “Stomping Out Malaria in Africa Boot Camp,” held Feb. 2 […]

Annual Meeting Travel Award November 11-15, 2012 Application Guidelines Now Available

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Application Deadline:  April 10 The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene offers travel awards to attend the Society’s Annual Meeting to qualified students, early career investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field. These awards will facilitate participation for those who might not otherwise be able to […]


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Samantha Spedoske, a COPH Peace Corps Master’s International student, recently finished the first year of her two-year Peace Corps service. The following are excerpts from Sami’s blog about her experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa. The last year has not been what I expected, but whatever is? […]