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 […]

Melody Kitchen awarded NIH grant for cancer research in Israel

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USF College of Public Health master’s student Melody Kitchen is one of fifteen students from across the U.S. chosen for the 2018 Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations Program (CEESP). “I could not believe it!” Kitchen said. “After putting so many hours of hard work into my research proposal, I felt so grateful that my […]

Dr. Kevin Kip named 2018 AAAS Fellow for “extraordinary achievements in science”

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In recognition of his leadership, pioneering research and distinguished service, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Dr. Kevin Kip, an epidemiology and biostatistics professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), a 2018 Fellow. Kip became an AAAS Fellow in the Medical Sciences Section. The announcement was made November […]

Childcare centers lack ‘breastfeeding friendliness’

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Health professionals can agree, breastmilk is magical. Its numerous benefits—protecting against ear infections, lowering risk of diabetes, decreasing childhood obesity, improving the health of the mother postpartum, the list goes on—are all backed by the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding identified […]

COPH doctoral student focuses research on solutions to local opioid deaths

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According to the CDC, an average of 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. And some communities are harder hit than others. Anne Powell, a toxicology and risk assessment PhD student in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), is attempting to gain a better understanding of local victims of opioid overdoses by […]

Dr. Ellen Daley appointed chair of ASPPH’s research section

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Ellen Daley, professor and associate dean of research and practice, was selected as chair of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health’s (ASPPH) research section in September. Sections are the association’s professional development networks for senior faculty and staff with primary administrative responsibilities over academic affairs, finance […]

Dr. Ellen Daley publishes HPV related articles in two major journals

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Ellen Daley, professor and associate dean of research and practice, is getting the word out on human papillomavirus (HPV). She had an article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) in January and is having commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics […]

Public health study shows impact of opioid epidemic on children varies by state

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A new report released by the Drug Enforcement Administration finds most overdose deaths are caused by prescription drugs, including opioids. While opioid abuse continues to plague certain states more than others, each state is unique in how it attempts to stem the crisis and its effect on families. These differences have resulted in significant variation […]