New COPH grads welcomed into “a noble profession”

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The USF College of Public Health (COPH) celebrated 178 graduates on Dec. 7 in the Samuel P. Bell III Auditorium in the COPH. Eighty-four students were awarded bachelor degrees while 85 earned their master’s degrees, including the first cohort in the online MPH Nutrition and Dietetics program. Nine students also received their doctoral degrees. The […]

Siblings Shawn and Shari Zamani graduate COPH with two of USF’s top honors

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When Shawn and Shari Zamani emigrated from Iran in 2012, the siblings were still learning to speak English. Now, just six years later, they’re receiving bachelor degrees from the USF College of Public Health and hope to continue making an impact in the lives of those who may cross their paths. As the recipient of […]

Dr. Kevin Kip named 2018 AAAS Fellow for “extraordinary achievements in science”

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In recognition of his leadership, pioneering research and distinguished service, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Dr. Kevin Kip, an epidemiology and biostatistics professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), a 2018 Fellow. Kip became an AAAS Fellow in the Medical Sciences Section. The announcement was made November […]

From the east coast to the west, COPH rocked APHA

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“USF COPH rocked the house!” Dean Donna Petersen proclaimed. She was referencing how the USF College of Public Health showed up and showed out at events related to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, held Nov. 10-14. “Our fabulous faculty organized and led a two-day Learning Institute preparing a […]

Nearly 140 Bulls join Great American Teach-In

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What is public health? A greater number of school kids can answer that question, thanks to the participation of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty, students and staff in the Great American Teach-In. The Great-American Teach-In—typically held in November—is a national, annual event in which parents, business leaders, community officials and others are […]

USF Genomics: Innovative, investigative and interdisciplinary

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USF Genomics Program welcomes seven new faculty members What’s does genomics—the study of an organism’s DNA—have to do with public health? More than you might think. “Public health research, practice and policy are inseparable from genomics,” said Dr. Rays Jiang, a systems biologist and USF College of Public Health assistant professor of global health who […]

Drs. Petersen and Kirby receive prestigious MCHB awards

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) Dean Donna Petersen and Dr. Russell Kirby, a distinguished university health professor of community and family health, were recently recognized for their public health leadership and service by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The MCHB is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. […]

COPH revives Public Health Leadership Institute

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The USF College of Public Health (COPH) recently hosted 30 up-and-coming Florida Department of Health professionals to the first segment of its Public Health Leadership Institute. The program, which was held Oct. 1-3 on the USF Tampa campus, is getting a re-boot after a 10-year hiatus. “The USF COPH has a mission to support the […]