Genomics program hosts first ever Iron Hack

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More than 50 students, researchers, professors, and clinicians came together as part of the first-ever NIH/USF Biohackathon and Symposium—also called Iron Hack—sponsored by the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) genomics program. The event’s aim was to learn about rare blood diseases and build tools to improve the lives of people living with these conditions. […]

Worth a shot: COPH students advocate for childhood immunization on Capitol Hill

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Vaccines and immunizations have become a hot—and somewhat controversial—topic in the United States recently. But despite the debate, childhood vaccines remain an important part of maintaining herd immunity among the general population. Herd immunity occurs when a significant portion of the population is vaccinated against a disease, thereby limiting its spread. Katherine Lesser, a second-year […]

COPH grad one of 34 in nation to receive international scholarship

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Recent University of South Florida graduate Shawn Zamani is one of a select few from around the country named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2019, earning a scholarship for post-graduate studies at the University of Cambridge. Zamani is one of only 34 U.S. students to earn the honor this year and only the second USF student ever to […]

National observance pushes for science, action and health

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health held a weeklong celebration to commemorate National Public Health Week, April 1-7. Each year National Public Health Week is held during the first full week of April and is organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a government-based professional organization for public health professionals that prides itself on influencing […]

USF COPH Outstanding Staff Award recipients honored

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Several USF College of Public Health staff members were awarded the 2018 Outstanding Staff Awards at a ceremony held in the USF School of Music Concert Hall in March. Each year USF selects staff and administration employees who demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence and is hosted by President Judy Genshaft. This year, […]

USF names Danielle Stanek the 2019 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health

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On April 3, Danielle Stanek, DVM, joined a group of professionals as the 2019 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health in a ceremony at the USF College of Public Health. Initiated by USF in 1988, nominations are solicited from public health practitioners across the state. The COPH bestows the award each year to a woman whose […]

COPH students help expand “health” options through the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan

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Imagine you’re living paycheck to paycheck and you suddenly lose your job —and your health insurance. What then? The USF College of Public Health (COPH) and its students have long played a vital role in helping to provide health care to those in the community who need it most. College faculty, community leaders and advocates […]