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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 […]

COPH celebrates Summer 2020 graduates virtually

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“This group of students have persevered under unprecedented circumstances. Their spring semester was flipped upside down and they have remained in remote mode since the beginning of March. Many of these graduates were working and continue to do so on the frontlines of COVID-19 response or behind the scenes ensuring […]

USF community enhances its collaboration with the Florida Department of Health to combat COVID-19

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Nearly 100 USF students and faculty members are assisting the state of Florida in addressing the continuing need for contact tracers. When many started volunteering with the Florida Department of Health in March, there were fewer than 500 daily new cases. That number has grown exponentially, with Florida recently averaging 10,000 new […]

Three students will present at Delta Omega poster session

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Three USF College of Public Health students, Jan Dahrendorff, Kristi Miley and Emma Tumarkin, have been selected to represent University of South Florida at the Annual Delta Omega Student Poster Session. The prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health holds the poster session to encourage and recognize the public […]

In remembrance of Alena Frey

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The endowed WLP/Alena Eftihia Frey Memorial Scholarship has been established in her memory through the generosity of friends and family USF College of Public Health alumna Alena Frey’s passion for public health was evident during her tenure as an undergraduate student. While working toward earning her bachelor’s degree in public […]