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Vaccination rollout won’t prevent third wave of COVID-19

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Tampa Bay is beginning to feel the effects of the third wave of coronavirus, and the vaccine won’t be able to stop it in time. The Pfizer vaccine started being administered to health professionals Dec. 14; however, mass distribution likely won’t begin until the spring. In the meantime, social distancing […]

COPH alum Dr. Aldenise Ewing is lead author of article examining barriers to colorectal cancer screening

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Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) covers colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) procedures that can catch colorectal cancer early, when it’s most treatable, there are disparities in utilization rates.  Dr. Aldenise Ewing, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) […]

Presenter, speaker, chair: Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz takes on variety of roles at ASTMH meeting

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The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) held its annual meeting recently and USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz took full part in it. The ASTMH is the largest international scientific organization of experts that, according to its website, “is dedicated to reducing the […]

Social distancing and face masks will help crush COVID-19 pandemic by late April

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Social mitigation measures will have a dramatic effect on how quickly Tampa Bay recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report issued by Edwin Michael, professor of epidemiology in the USF College of Public Health, projects that if more people wear face masks and socialize less often, there likely won’t […]

Dr. Max Salfinger stresses the need for shorter diagnosis times for drug-resistant tuberculous and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Max Salinger, professor and co-lead of the DrPH public health and clinical laboratory science and practice program, and colleagues have honed in on several new ways to diagnose and shorten the time it takes to accurately diagnose drug-resistant tuberculous and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) […]

What’s driving infant mortality rates in rural areas? Hint: It’s more than access to health care

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Rural counties have the highest infant mortality rates across the United States when compared with rates in more urban counties—but why? New research conducted by the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Russell Kirby, along with colleagues Deborah Ehrenthal and Daphne Kuo, points to a complicated picture.  The article, […]

Florida Blue Supports USF Epidemiologist’s Innovative Efforts to Track COVID-19

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University of South Florida College of Public Health Professor Edwin Michael’s arrival on campus coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, giving an innovative system he’d built to track and predict disease outbreaks its debut amid a global crisis with severe statewide implications. Now, the pandemic forecasting system has […]

DrPH student Mohammad Ourani publishes research on urine analysis and antibiotic prescribing

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Mohammad Ourani, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) DrPH candidate concentrating in public health and clinical laboratory science and practice, is lead author of the article “Evaluation of Evidence-Based Urinalysis Reflex to Culture Criteria: Impact on Reducing Antimicrobial Usage.” The article, co-authored by the COPH’s Dr. Jill Roberts and […]