Ryan Graydon examines water sustainability in the Dominican Republic

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 USF College of Public Health graduate student Ryan Graydon is conducting his international field experience in the Dominican Republic with the Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology (IMPA) at the Santo Domingo Independent University (UASD). Graydon, earning his MPH from the Department of Global Health, said he hopes to identify waterborne pathogens of One Health significance […]

Isabella Chan earns $15,000 PEO Scholar Award

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USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Isabella Chan has been selected as a recipient of the PEO’s Scholar Award, which she says will allow her to focus more completely on her dissertation work in Peru. Chan was 100 out 738 nominees selected to receive the $15,000 award for the 2017-2018 academic year. “The PEO […]

Peace Corps volunteer Ruth Sanon reports from Cameroon

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USF College of Public Health graduate student Ruth Sanon is serving as a Peace Corps (PC) volunteer in Cameroon where she recently took part in a week long ‘HIV Boot Camp.’ The boot camp, according to Sanon, allowed PC volunteers to present and exchange best practices, learn about the evolving nature of the HIV pandemic, […]

Post-doctoral scholar Dr. Takudzwa Sayi receives Gates Foundation grant

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The USF College of Public Health announced on June 15 that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Dr. Takudzwa Sayi, a post-doctoral scholar in the Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence in Education, Practice, and Science in the Department of Community and Family Health, will […]

Fulbright Scholar Jillian Edge sees the U.S. through a new lens

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USF College of Public Health graduate student Jillian Edge received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to explore flooding in Malaysia in order to better understand the impacts of flooding on access to public service in the state of Sarawak. She’s earning her MPH from the Department of Global Health in global disaster management and humanitarian […]

COPH offers Coverdell Fellowship for returning Peace Corps volunteers

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Returned Peace Corps volunteers now have the option to become a Paul D. Coverdell Fellow at the USF College of Public Health. This graduate fellowship program awards financial assistance to returning Peace Corps volunteers pursuing an MPH or MSPH degree and will include an internship in underserved communities in Tampa for two years. “Paul D. […]

Undergraduates immerse themselves in Cuban culture

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USF College of Public Health undergraduate students, in collaboration with England’s University of Exeter medical students, chose to spend their spring break in Havana, Cuba, March 12-19. Deidre Orriola, an undergraduate COPH instructor, led the students as they took part in homestays with local Cuban families and explored several public health and medical organizations. This […]

Alumna Tracey Perez-Koehlmoos’ global health impact

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With her three boys, ages five, three and one fast asleep in their beds, now USF College of Public Health alumna but then stay-at-home mom, Dr. Tracey Perez-Koehlmoos decided to make a phone call that would change her life. Perez-Koehlmoos, also a former Army officer, was living in Honolulu when her Army officer husband received […]