USF Women’s Health Collaborative celebrates interdisciplinary research at annual luncheon with seed grants, recognizes Betty Castor

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The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative held its sixth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon during National Women’s Health Week at the Bryan Glazer JCC. The annual luncheon, sponsored by PNC Bank, sold out with more than 300 leaders and health researchers in attendance and raised over $80,000 to help improve the health […]

Alumna Wilnie Merilien increases resilience to disasters in the Philippines

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USF College of Public Health alumna Wilnie Merilien recently completed a seven-month US Peace Corps placement as a disaster risk and reduction management program officer for the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Carigara, Philippines. Born in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Merilien moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. when she was four years old. As […]

Dr. Ismael Hoare appointed visiting scholar at the University of Belize

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Belize, located on the eastern coast of Central America, has provided USF College of Public Health students hands-on learning and research opportunities since the late 90s, according to Dr. Ismael Hoare. Hoare, COPH alumnus and assistant professor of global health, has just been appointed a visiting scholar at the University of Belize and said he […]

As more students struggle with mental health issues, one COPH professor is recognized for work in the field

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Dr. Rita DeBate, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor, strives to make students more aware of the importance of mental health. She recently won the Weiss Writing Prize for a mental health intervention she organized on the USF campus. The Weiss Writing Prize is an honor awarded to the author of a publication focused […]

USF #3 among grad schools producing Peace Corps Volunteers

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Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, over 500 USF alumni have served in the organization—and many have come from the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Currently, 16 USF alumni from a variety of programs across the USF system are volunteering for the Peace Corps in countries around the world. This is the […]

A world of good: COPH professor and colleagues publish article on public health study abroad programs

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Laura Rusnak, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty member, along with some of her fellow COPH colleagues, recently published a paper entitled, “Integrating diverse study abroad opportunities into public health curricula: Three distinct strategies to address common barriers.”  The article was published in the March 2019 edition of Frontiers in Public Health. “In […]

COPH professor publishes three studies on PTSD

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Dr. Kevin Kip, a COPH professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and a distinguished USF Health professor, is a leading researcher on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. Kip, along with other past and present USF colleagues, has published three studies on PTSD and its effects on veterans and active-duty military personnel. PTSD is a disabling […]

Doctoral student Caitlin Wolfe presents at global conference

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“It’s important for us as public health professionals to share the outcomes of our work. Public and global health research is great, and it is important, but what does it ultimately translate into and who is it ultimately serving?” said USF College of Public Health doctoral student Caitlin Wolfe. Wolfe recently presented her research on […]