Dr. Arlene Calvo attends conference on human rights issues

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Arlene Calvo, research assistant and professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, participated in the annual membership meeting of Transparency International (TI) in Berlin, Germany, Oct.12-15. Calvo is assigned to USF Health Panama at the City of Knowledge, a program that has been officially active for eleven […]

Bulls take Delta Omega by storm

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USF College of Public Health students Caitlin Wolfe and Shahrzad Zamani represented University of South Florida at the Annual Delta Omega Student Poster Session in Atlanta. The prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health holds the poster session to encourage and recognize the public health leaders of tomorrow. Zamani’s study is the first and […]

Dr. Michael White is awarded a $2.7M NIH grant to study Toxoplasma gondii

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Michael White, Distinguished USF Health Professor in the Department of Global Health, has been funded with more than $2.7 million to examine the developmental mechanisms responsible for tissue cyst formation of Toxoplasma gondii. The five year R01 National Institute of Health grant will allow White and his team to work […]

Alumna Kelly Carpenter paves her way in Nicaragua

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USF College of Public Health alumna Kelly Carpenter heard about public health years before studying it and it has been stuck in her head ever since. “I wanted to specialize in a region more than I wanted to specialize in one area of public health,” Kelly Carpenter said. “We are taught that it’s the community, our […]

Dr. Stephanie Marhefka examines sexual health communication among girls living with HIV

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World AIDS Day is December 1 “Adolescents are often very in tune to subtle cues, so if the person speaking to them is nervous or uncomfortable, they will likely know,” said Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health. She explored sexual health communication for adolescent […]

The night belonged to USF

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Without question, Monday, Nov. 6 was a memorable night for the USF College of Public Health. More than 100 current and aspiring Bull public health professionals were in Atlanta for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. They spent the early part of the day presenting their research, leading roundtable discussions, and learning from peers […]

New FPQC initiative aims to increase vaginal deliveries

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) at the USF College of Public Health has launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary cesarean section deliveries in low-risk first-time mothers. “This is an important maternal health issue for Florida mothers and babies as we have one of the highest cesarean rates in the nation,” said […]

Dr. Ellen Daley and team examine health literacy and HPV prevention

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Dr. Ellen Daley, associate dean for research and practice at the USF College of Public of Health recently spoke to several hundred dentists and dental hygienists at the American Dental Association meeting in Atlanta about the connection between human papillomavirus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancers. Rates of HPV-related oral cancers are rising at alarming rates, making […]