COPH students gain know-how in the City of Knowledge

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In a world that’s constantly becoming more intertwined thanks to advances in technology and globalization, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) puts a great emphasis on the study and advancement of global and international health. Many USF students take part in a variety of study abroad opportunities offered university wide. Of interest to numerous […]

USF Initiative on Microbiomes announces first research awards

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Initial transdisciplinary projects focus on neuroscience-related topics The USF Initiative on Microbiomes has awarded its first seed grants to help advance new transdisciplinary microbiome research across departments and colleges. The inaugural Microbiome Research Awards were presented to principal investigators Juan Sanchez-Ramos, MD, PhD, of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and Monica Uddin, PhD, […]

Alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan publishes research on rare musculosketetal birth defect

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While smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems for developing babies, such as preterm birth, low birth rate and birth defects of the lip and mouth, could there also be an association to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a rare musculoskeletal birth defect? USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan is investigating […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak examines the use of medication assisted treatment in fight against opioid addiction

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The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioids (e.g., fentanyl, oxycodone) and heroin. Some experts and federal policy makers think medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the most effective way to treat opioid addiction and use. Others, such as Dr. Katherine Drabiak, a USF College of Public […]

Keeping vulnerable populations out of the hospital

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The conditions in which you live, learn, work and play can all affect your overall health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USF College of Public Health doctoral student Nnadozie Emechebe is lead author on a recent study published in The American Journal of Managed Care examining how the social determinants of […]

Religion associated with HPV vaccination rate for college women

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It’s been more than a decade since a vaccine was introduced to prevent contraction of human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends patients start receiving the vaccine between ages 11 and 12, with catch-up vaccination recommended for certain groups through age […]

Light Pollution May Be Increasing West Nile Virus Spillover From Wild Birds

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We’re in the midst of summertime mosquito bite season and cities across the country are reporting a heightened number of West Nile Virus (WNV) cases. The house sparrow is one of the most common carriers of WNV in urban areas. Mosquitos feed off the infected birds and spread the virus to humans. New research finds […]

USF COPH represents at the World Social Marketing Conference

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From reducing salt intake to preventing smoking, social marketing may be the key to establishing behavior change, according to USF College of Public Health faculty and students who attended the 6th World Social Marketing Conference. “I have always been fascinated by how effective corporations are at persuading people to buy products or enroll in services,” […]