New research framework may help better predict human and wildlife infectious disease risk

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University of South Florida-led research identifies individual hosts more or less likely to escalate outbreaks The 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic that ravaged Western Africa, killing thousands, was the largest in history. An analysis of the epidemic found that not all individuals played an equal role in spreading the deadly infectious disease – just 3 percent […]

From antidepressants to Zika: COPH professor talks pregnancy and birth defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month Birth defects are a huge public health challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 4.5 minutes a baby in this country is born with a birth defect. In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we posed some questions to USF College of […]

Global Health, Diplomacy & National Security call for posters

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The University of South Florida is accepting undergraduate and graduate student abstracts to be presented for poster presentations on a variety of topics related to the intersection of global health, diplomacy and national security.  STUDENT POSTER AWARDS Undergraduate Graduate 1st Place (1 award): $400 2nd Place (2 awards): $200 3rd Place (4 awards): $50   1st […]

Whitney Fung leads student effort to reduce USF’s food waste

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You may want to think twice before throwing that banana peel away. Up to 40 percent of food that is produced in the U.S. goes to waste and it’s impacting our health, according to USF College of Public Health doctoral student Whitney Fung. She’s the principal investigator of an interdisciplinary USF student effort to take […]

COPH’s Cheryl Vamos presents on health literacy at national conference

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Advancing health literacy could be one of the most effective strategies for improving the overall well-being of people in our country. That is exactly why Dr. Cheryl Vamos, an assistant professor in maternal and child health at the USF College of Public Health (COPH), traveled to the Washington, D.C., area in October to present some […]

Dr. Marty Martin publishes several papers on stress hormones in academic journal

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USF College of Public Health genomics professor Dr. “Lynn” Marty Martin is the lead author or co-author of six papers published in October’s Integrative & Comparative Biology. The papers are the result of years of data collection stemming from an endeavor called HormoneBase, a living database spearheaded by Martin and other wildlife biologists. The database houses records […]

From campus to the community: COPH faculty report on 2018 community engagement endeavors

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty members presented to staff, fellow faculty and local partners highlights from their 2018 community collaborations. Engagement plays a strong role in the COPH’s mission “to provide excellence in public health education, leadership, advocacy, research and service.” The year-in-review event, held in December at the COPH, was organized by […]

COPH undergrads participate in research expo

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USF College of Public Health students Oceana Dwyer and Justin Weiner participated in USF’s second annual Undergraduate Research Society’s Fall Expo on October 15. The expo was an immersive experience geared towards undergraduate students interested in learning more about the different forms research can take at research institutions and allows students to present research that […]