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USF Health experts, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor present COVID-19 Town Hall

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A panel of USF Health experts, along with the Honorable Jane Castor, mayor of Tampa, will participate in a COVID-19 roundtable discussion followed by a 30-minute virtual audience Q&A session.  This virtual event will be broadcast from Busch Gardens Tampa on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. The COVID-19 Town […]

Get your groove back (virtually) with the COPH’s Dance Factory

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Back in January, before COVID-19 hit the United States, the USF College of Public Health hosted a talent show and benefit concert as part of its 35th anniversary celebration year. During the talent show, Dr. Joe Bohn, assistant professor, director of community engagement and deputy director of the DrPH Program, […]

COPH’s Dietetic Internship program receives ACEND accreditation

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The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board voted in July to accredit the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dietetic Internship program for a term of eight years.  The Dietetic Internship is integrated with an MPH (concentration in nutrition and dietetics). The 20-month long program gives […]

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 […]