Alumna Laura Collins departs for Mauritius as a Fulbright scholar

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USF College of Public Health alumna Laura Collins departed for the African island of Mauritius on August 12 where she will be researching primary prevention techniques and observing for unique contributors to the very high incidence of Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) on the island. Collins will be conducting her independent research project through the Fulbright US […]

Doctoral student Linh Duong completes prestigious fellowship in Vietnam

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Linh Duong completed the prestigious National Cancer Institutes’ Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) Fellowship in Hanoi, Vietnam this summer. CEESP provides funding for MPH and doctoral students to conduct summer research. The summer program provides unique educational opportunities for students to learn about cancer epidemiology in […]

USF undergraduates go for a global perspective

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USF College of Public Health undergraduates found themselves taking in new sights, sounds, smells and tastes from around the globe this summer. Their experiences varied in length from three months to eight days and included stops in Panama, England and Japan. Deidre Orriola, instructor II, led the eight-day study abroad experience in Panama, May 3-11, […]

How do natural disasters impact access to health care?

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That’s a question Dr. Troy Quast, USF College of Public Health (COPH) associate professor of health policy and management, examined in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And now, again, in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This time the research will focus on Puerto Rico and how residents with breast and colon cancer have […]

USF College of Public Health named WHO-designated center of excellence to combat river blindness

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The new collaborating center will focus on diagnostics needed to verify progress toward global elimination of the disabling parasitic infection onchocerciasis TAMPA, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has designated the University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health as the world’s only Collaborating […]

What’s behind the alarming spike in HIV infections in Panama?

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In May, USF College of  Public Health alumna and research professor Arlene Calvo participated in a National Public Radio interview about the rise in HIV infections in Panama. What follows is an excerpt of that story. A short man with a ponytail peeks through a crack in a sheet-metal fence, calling out to see if […]

COPHers study public health in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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If ever there was a ground zero for studying disaster management, it is Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In May an interdisciplinary team of students from USF’s College of Public Health and its Sunshine Education and Research Center (ERC) traveled with faculty advisors Dr. Anthony Masys, associate professor of global disaster management, […]

Candice Whitely helps women sew their futures

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USF College of Public Health MPH student Candice Whitely became increasingly aware of the discipline of public health while working with Doctors without Borders in South Sudan as a nurse practitioner. “We were treating a malaria epidemic and I learned first-hand the importance of disease monitoring and surveillance, as it is the trigger point for […]