COPH represented at 13th World Congress on Public Health

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In April, five College of Public Health colleagues ventured to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to present posters of their work that were accepted by the 13th World Congress on Public Health.  Jointly undertaken by the Ethiopian Public Health Association and the World Federation of Public Health Associations, this triennial Congress’s theme was “Towards Global Health Equity: […]

$1.7 million NIH grant to Public Health will build research skills while helping adolescents

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From left, Dr. Tom Massey, Dr. Julie Baldwin, Dr. Bruce Lubotsky Levin, and Donna Burton USF graduate students and community professionals will gain stronger research skills for addressing drug abuse and other behavioral health problems in children and adolescents with the help of a $1.72 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The […]

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 […]

You are Invited to Celebrate Earth Day 2012 April 22nd and World Malaria Day April 25th

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Earth Day 2012: Mobilize the Earth Earth Day, celebrated April 22, began in 1970 thanks to then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. Earth Day was originally planned as an environmental teach-in, and over 20 million people participated that year. According to the Earth Day Network (, the original Earth Day led to the creation of the […]

USF Recognized for High Number of Students in Peace Corps Master’s International Program

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Last week, Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams recognized the colleges and universities with the highest number of students enrolled in their Peace Corps Master’s International programs and serving overseas as Peace Corps Volunteers. The University of South Florida held the fifth spot with 22 students serving overseas through the programs in the College of […]

IHSC Spring Break trip to Panama: A successful interdisciplinary intervention

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International Health Service Collaborative’s (IHSC) annual service trip this past spring break brought them back to the town of Villas del Carmen in the Coclé province of Panama for the second year in a row where they continued their efforts toward sustainable work in the community.  As the only interdisciplinary organization within USF Health with […]