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,” […]

COPH professor helps develop campus-wide initiative to increase male mental health literacy and help-seeking behaviors

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Chances are you’ve seen those billboards talking about an insurance plan that’s right for you. Or maybe you’ve passed the posters at the mall trying to convince you to buy the latest smartphone or pair of shoes. Visual advertising is an effective marketing technique. But what if it was used, instead, to persuade us to […]

Who, what, where, when and why? COPH professor works to gain clearer picture of Florida’s violent deaths

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every hour seven people in this country die a violent death. To track those deaths, the CDC devised the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), a data collection system that Florida recently joined after receiving a three-year, multimillion dollar grant provided by the CDC to […]

USF Women’s Health Collaborative celebrates interdisciplinary research at annual luncheon with seed grants, recognizes Betty Castor

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The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative held its sixth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon during National Women’s Health Week at the Bryan Glazer JCC. The annual luncheon, sponsored by PNC Bank, sold out with more than 300 leaders and health researchers in attendance and raised over $80,000 to help improve the health […]

Dr. Ismael Hoare appointed visiting scholar at the University of Belize

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Belize, located on the eastern coast of Central America, has provided USF College of Public Health students hands-on learning and research opportunities since the late 90s, according to Dr. Ismael Hoare. Hoare, COPH alumnus and assistant professor of global health, has just been appointed a visiting scholar at the University of Belize and said he […]

As more students struggle with mental health issues, one COPH professor is recognized for work in the field

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Dr. Rita DeBate, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor, strives to make students more aware of the importance of mental health. She recently won the Weiss Writing Prize for a mental health intervention she organized on the USF campus. The Weiss Writing Prize is an honor awarded to the author of a publication focused […]

A world of good: COPH professor and colleagues publish article on public health study abroad programs

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Laura Rusnak, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty member, along with some of her fellow COPH colleagues, recently published a paper entitled, “Integrating diverse study abroad opportunities into public health curricula: Three distinct strategies to address common barriers.”  The article was published in the March 2019 edition of Frontiers in Public Health. “In […]