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USF researchers study the effectiveness of innovative pooled testing method for COVID-19

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More than 300 University of South Florida student-athletes and USF Athletics staff members are participating in a feasibility study of the effectiveness of pooled testing for COVID-19, led by researchers from USF Health. The study is one of several university initiatives being implemented to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Each […]

Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin principal investigator on $1.3 NSF grant looking at evolutionary processes

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What can a common backyard visitor—the ubiquitous house sparrow—teach us about evolution? It could be a lot. Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor of global and planetary health and a disease ecology expert, is the principal investigator of a collaborative research project involving colleagues […]

MPH student Vishal Panchigar elected to FPHA

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Vishal Panchigar, a second-year USF College of Public Health (COPH) MPH student, has been elected to a member-at-large position with the Florida Public Health Association (FPHA). The FPHA serves Florida’s public health professionals and students through advocacy, professional development and networking to improve Florida’s health. Panchigar, who is concentrating in […]

COPH doctoral student works to improve mental health of med students

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Even before the challenges of COVID-19, the mental health of medical workers was being pushed to the brink. Consider these sobering statistics: Medical students are three times more likely than their counterparts in the general population to die from suicide, reports the American […]

COVID-19’s toll on childhood immunizations

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month What’s another casualty of life during a pandemic? Childhood immunizations.  According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), as parents put off well visits and preventive care amidst stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, the rates of nearly all childhood vaccinations have declined. The CDC […]