Peace Corps volunteer Ruth Sanon reports from Cameroon

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USF College of Public Health graduate student Ruth Sanon is serving as a Peace Corps (PC) volunteer in Cameroon where she recently took part in a week long ‘HIV Boot Camp.’ The boot camp, according to Sanon, allowed PC volunteers to present and exchange best practices, learn about the evolving nature of the HIV pandemic, […]

Fulbright Scholar Jillian Edge sees the U.S. through a new lens

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USF College of Public Health graduate student Jillian Edge received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to explore flooding in Malaysia in order to better understand the impacts of flooding on access to public service in the state of Sarawak. She’s earning her MPH from the Department of Global Health in global disaster management and humanitarian […]

COPH offers Coverdell Fellowship for returning Peace Corps volunteers

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Returned Peace Corps volunteers now have the option to become a Paul D. Coverdell Fellow at the USF College of Public Health. This graduate fellowship program awards financial assistance to returning Peace Corps volunteers pursuing an MPH or MSPH degree and will include an internship in underserved communities in Tampa for two years. “Paul D. […]

USF Health Panama supports March for Science

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On April 22, Panamanian scientists and friends of science joined the global movement March for Science as a reminder of the role that science plays in our lives. USF Health in Panama, along with the movement Ciencia en Panamá (Science in Panama), and the Panamanian Society for the advancement of science organized a full day […]

Undergraduates immerse themselves in Cuban culture

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USF College of Public Health undergraduate students, in collaboration with England’s University of Exeter medical students, chose to spend their spring break in Havana, Cuba, March 12-19. Deidre Orriola, an undergraduate COPH instructor, led the students as they took part in homestays with local Cuban families and explored several public health and medical organizations. This […]

Dr. Thomas Unnasch receives $2.6M NIH grant to examine river blindness

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, chair of the Department of Global Health and distinguished university health professor, has been awarded an R01 grant for more than $2.6 million from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to combat onchocerciasis in Africa. Onchocerciasis, commonly known as river blindness, is an eye […]

COPH graduate student Dr. Joannie Bewa meets with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

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USF College of Public Health Department of Community and Family Health master’s student and Fulbright Scholar Dr. Joannie Bewa discussed her global contribution to women’s rights and health during a recent event commemorating International Women’s Day in Ottawa, Canada on March 8. Bewa was invited by Prime Minster Justin Trudeau and Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau of […]

Alumna Tracey Perez-Koehlmoos’ global health impact

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With her three boys, ages five, three and one fast asleep in their beds, now USF College of Public Health alumna but then stay-at-home mom, Dr. Tracey Perez-Koehlmoos decided to make a phone call that would change her life. Perez-Koehlmoos, also a former Army officer, was living in Honolulu when her Army officer husband received […]