Three COPH students present posters at APHA annual meeting

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Each year the 117 chapters of Delta Omega, a public health student honor society, can nominate one undergraduate and two graduate students from their respective schools to present posters at the APHA annual meeting. This year all three USF College of Public Health students nominated were selected. According to the Delta Omega website, the Student […]

Local vet credits ART with helping him overcome wartime trauma

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In June, the state of Florida passed into law House Bill 501, allowing the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to contract with a state university to provide and evaluate alternative treatment options for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries. Florida is the only state in the nation to have such legislation. […]

CDC names Dr. Janice Zgibor an associate editor of journal

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently named Dr. Janice Zgibor an associate editor of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD). Zgibor is a USF College of Public Health (COPH) epidemiology professor and director of its DrPH program. Her term began in September and will end in 2023. PCD is a peer-reviewed, CDC-sponsored […]

People with HIV are dying from cigarette smoking: Is video treatment the answer?

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The Great American Smokeout is November 21. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40 percent of people living with HIV are cigarette smokers—at least twice the rate of the general public. What’s more, people with HIV are less likely than others to quit smoking and are more likely to suffer […]

COPH professor assists sustainability efforts in Sierra Leone

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Sustainability and environmental protection are hot topics in the world of public health. Combating climate change and cultivating more sustainable habitats are crucial to populations now and in the future. In August, Dr. Foday Jaward, a COPH associate professor specializing in environmental chemistry and ambient air quality, attended the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Global Programming […]

Can PTSD pass from mother to baby? COPH genomics researchers aim to find out

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Twenty-five years ago, nearly one million people died in the Rwandan genocide against ethnic Tutsi. Today, 26 percent of Rwandan adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychological health condition triggered by witnessing or being involved in highly stressful events, such as natural disasters, violence or war. Drs. Monica Uddin and Derek Wildman, genomics […]

Global Health, Diplomacy & National Security call for posters

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The University of South Florida is accepting undergraduate and graduate student abstracts to be presented for poster presentations on a variety of topics related to the intersection of global health, diplomacy, national security, public health and migration.  STUDENT POSTER AWARDS Undergraduate Graduate 1st Place (1 award): $400 2nd Place (2 awards): $200 3rd Place (4 awards): […]

COPH students gain know-how in the City of Knowledge

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In a world that’s constantly becoming more intertwined thanks to advances in technology and globalization, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) puts a great emphasis on the study and advancement of global and international health. Many USF students take part in a variety of study abroad opportunities offered university wide. Of interest to numerous […]