Marhefka among first recipients of the Research that Matters Faculty Grant

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Stephanie Marhefka, PhD is one of four recipients of the first annual Research that Matters Faculty Grant, sponsored by the USF Office of Community Engagement. Her research project is titled “Assessing potential barriers and facilitators to establishing community-based videoconferencing HIV intervention stations throughout Florida.” Dr. Marhefka is an assistant professor in the Department of Community […]

Dr. Jodi Ray, Principal Investigator for Florida Covering Kids & Families, at the Rhea and Lawton Chiles Center receives million dollar grant from CMS

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The Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF) Program at the Lawton Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, was awarded a two-year, $1 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on August 18th, 2011. This proposal entitled Increasing CHIP and Medicaid Enrollment Through a School-Based Systemic […]

Kyle and Manetsch Receive New R01 from NIAID for Antimalarial Drug Discovery

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Dr. Dennis Kyle (Global Health) and Dr. Roman Manetsch (Chemistry) have been awarded a new multiple PI five year R01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The project entitled “Validation of New Antimalarial Leads” was awarded under the RFA for NIAID Partnerships with Product Development Public-Private Partnerships. The total award of […]

Researchers at the University of South Florida College of Public Health are working with the March of Dimes, the Florida Department of Health and partners around the state, in an effort to reduce the trend of early elective deliveries, which are deliveries scheduled before a baby reaches a full 39 weeks gestational age without a medical reason. As part of this effort, South Florida and its Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies received a $100,000 grant from the March of Dimes to establish the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC).

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The initiative brings together public and private health care leaders to improve the health of mothers and babies throughout the state. The collaborative’s first effort, a year-long pilot test of a toolkit designed to eliminate cesarean sections and inductions for non-medical reasons before 39 weeks of pregnancy, officially got under way in six Florida hospitals […]

Dr. Buhi and Colleagues Awarded Grant

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The U.S. Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) awarded 75 competitive grants to a broad range of organizations and agencies to replicate teen pregnancy prevention programs that have shown to be effective through rigorous evaluation. Out of 300 applications, the Florida Department of Health (FLDOH) was one of four applicants awarded at the highest funding level. […]