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USF supports COVID-19 research partnerships with new seed grants

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The University of South Florida will provide seed funding to 14 new research projects designed to address the medical, technological and societal issues of COVID-19. This brings the total of institutional resources invested into pandemic research to more than $1 million. This third round of funding is unique because researchers […]

Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin principal investigator on $1.3 NSF grant looking at evolutionary processes

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What can a common backyard visitor—the ubiquitous house sparrow—teach us about evolution? It could be a lot. Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor of global and planetary health and a disease ecology expert, is the principal investigator of a collaborative research project involving colleagues […]

COPH doctoral student works to improve mental health of med students

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Even before the challenges of COVID-19, the mental health of medical workers was being pushed to the brink. Consider these sobering statistics: Medical students are three times more likely than their counterparts in the general population to die from suicide, reports the American […]

What can the response to Zika teach us about COVID? COPH team shares insights

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Zika and COVID-19 may be wildly different in transmission, symptoms and outcomes, but according to USF College of Public Health (COPH) Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Marshall, “for both diseases, widely available, early and accurate testing is critical for patient care, epidemiology and educating the public on their risk.” Marshall and […]

As COVID fears and racial tensions rise, so do gun sales—but why?

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According to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is run by the FBI, background checks on people looking to buy firearms in July numbered 3,639,224. That’s in contrast to the 2,030,661 checks performed in July 2019. “Background checks are highly correlated with gun sales, but they’re not perfect,” […]

COPH faculty, students present research—and receive awards!—at nutrition conference

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Dr. Heewon Gray, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor and nutrition education expert, along with several COPH graduate students, recently presented at the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) conference, held virtually in July. The SNEB is an organization “dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and […]

Scientific community continues to respond in force to COVID-19 pandemic

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From designing 3D printed test swabs, to researching antibody responses and engaging in leading clinical trials, USF Health scientists rapidly team up to help fight COVID-19 While the world waits for therapies to reduce death rates and a widely available vaccine to prevent COVID 19, team science at USF Health and other […]

Three students will present at Delta Omega poster session

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Three USF College of Public Health students, Jan Dahrendorff, Kristi Miley and Emma Tumarkin, have been selected to represent University of South Florida at the Annual Delta Omega Student Poster Session. The prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health holds the poster session to encourage and recognize the public […]