Dr. Alicia Best earns the COPH’s first ever K01 for cancer research

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“Cancer has always been at the forefront of my mind,” said USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alicia Best. She lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just fifteen. Now, she’s taking a step toward fighting back with her National Cancer Institute Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01), a first […]

Celina Flocks Monaghan presents at CLARION competition

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Celina Flocks Monaghan, a USF College of Public Health MPH student with a concentration in global health practice, recently competed at the CLARION National Case Competition, held in April at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. CLARION is a University of Minnesota student organization dedicated to improving health care through inter-professional collaboration. CLARION teams consist […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak examines genetic testing and its impact on cancer treatment

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Katherine Drabiak, attorney and USF College of Public Health assistant professor of bioethics and genomics who holds joint appointments in health policy and management and global health, recently published the article   in the Journal of Health & Biomedical Law. The article focuses on laboratory developed tests (LDTs) and their use (and limitations) in determining […]

PhD candidate Krys Johnson presents at the CSTE Annual Conference

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USF College of Public Health PhD candidate Krys Johnson presented at the 2018 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference from June 10­-14 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The CSTE Annual Conference connected more than 1,500 public health epidemiologists from across the country. Attendees shared their expertise in surveillance and epidemiology as well […]

What’s behind the alarming spike in HIV infections in Panama?

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In May, USF College of  Public Health alumna and research professor Arlene Calvo participated in a National Public Radio interview about the rise in HIV infections in Panama. What follows is an excerpt of that story. A short man with a ponytail peeks through a crack in a sheet-metal fence, calling out to see if […]

COPH’s Dr. William Sappenfield co-authors study on infant mortality prevention effort

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Dr. William Sappenfield, director of the USF Chiles Center and a professor in community and family health at the USF College of Public Health, is a co-author of the peer-reviewed study “The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality: An Outcome Evaluation From the US South, 2011 to 2014.” The study was […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how access to social services reduces health care costs

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Study finds connecting patients with social services to address social determinants of health generates double-digit reduction in health care spending Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on new research finding health care spending substantially reduced when people are successfully connected to social services […]

Doctoral student Malinee Neelamegam receives Phi Kappa Phi fellowship

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Malinee Neelamegam, a USF COPH doctoral student in epidemiology, recently received a $10,000 dissertation fellowship from the academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi. This year the group presented 10 such fellowships to graduate students around the country. All the students, working in a variety of disciplines, are currently in the writing phase of their dissertations—or […]