Caitlin Wolfe responds to Ebola outbreak and schistosomiasis

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USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Caitlin Wolfe spent her summer responding to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conducting research for her dissertation on schistosomiasis in Senegal. On May 8, the Équateur province in the DRC reported confirmed laboratory cases of Ebola in the region. It only takes one […]

New study offers insights into triggers of early-stage malaria parasite infection

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For a century, researcher after researcher has tried to grow Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax), the parasite that causes the most widespread type of malaria, in petri dishes continuously, in hopes of studying how it infects humans. None have succeeded. The parasite just won’t grow in the laboratory for prolonged time. So, scientists at the University […]

Students represented COPH at ADA’s 78th Scientific Sessions

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USF College of Public Health doctoral candidates Krys Johnson and Markku Malmi represented the college at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 78th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla from June 22-26.  The ADA’s Scientific Sessions offer researchers and health care professionals an opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment and care.   Over the course of […]

Jay Wolfson examines Mohs surgery and fraudulent Medicare billing

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According to research conducted by Dr. Jay Wolfson of the USF College of Public Health, dermatologists are increasingly cutting themselves a break. Literally and figuratively. In August Wolfson, a distinguished service professor of public health, medicine and pharmacy, published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology entitled “Avoiding and Managing Medicare […]

Yoga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and PTSD

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September is National Yoga Month Can yoga help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans? What about the martial art/ combat sport known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)? And, will one prove more effective than the other? The research isn’t in yet but Dr. Kevin Kip, a USF College of Public Health epidemiology and biostatistics […]

Rachel Logan receives grant to study young black women’s family planning care

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Rachel Logan, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student in community and family health, has been awarded an Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant. The grant is funded by the Society of Family Planning Research Fund and the Society of Family Planning. It is open to those in graduate-level programs who focus on research […]

First cohort of undergraduates takes off as Health Scholars

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The USF College of Public Health is all about pushing boundaries and for the eleven students in the Health Scholars program, that’s exactly what they are doing. The program is offered to first-time-in-college students who want to earn a bachelor of science in public health (BSPH) degree, according to Dr. Kay Perrin, associate dean of academic and […]