USF COPH (still!) the number-one public health school in Florida

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The votes are in, and the USF College of Public Health is still the top public health school in Florida. The college also retains its spot at number 16 in the nation, sandwiched between Yale and Brown Universities. The rankings were conducted by U.S. News and World Report and were based on peer assessment surveys […]

Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha aims to reduce salt consumption in Latin America

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World Salt Awareness Week is March 4-10 It is well-established that too much salt can have negative health effects, including high blood pressure and kidney problems. However, the average American consumes 1.5 times the recommended amount of sodium each day. “Too much dietary salt is a major cause of high blood pressure, which is a […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak fights public perception about gene-editing research

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You might have heard a lot about germline genome editing and the wondrous stories of creation and healing that it promises to produce. But that’s more fiction than fact says Dr. Katherine Drabiak, an attorney and assistant professor of bioethics and genomics at the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Drabiak, whose work was recently […]

62 COPH student scholars present at 29th annual Research Day

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More than 60 USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduate, master and doctoral students turned their passions into posters and presented at USF Health’s Research Day 2019, held February 22. All in all, three COPH postdoctoral, 27 doctoral, 30 master and two undergraduate students participated in the event. Three COPH students were invited to give […]

COPH professor works to solve HIV epidemic in Ecuador

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Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz, an alumnus and assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), is following his passion for global health by conducting research on HIV along the Ecuadorian coast. Along with Dr. Ricardo Izurieta, an associate professor of global health who completed his medical degree in Ecuador, Reina has undertaken a […]

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 […]