What’s Wrong with This Picture

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Written by: Adam Marty, PhD, Health Consultant A one-gallon plastic juice container that contained acetone, a category 2 flammable liquid, was observed in a production area.  The container had become brittle and was breaking apart at the top. Many flammable liquids are solvents which can degrade certain types of plastics causing the plastic to become […]

Landscaping Safety

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Written by: Gabe Garcia, USF SafetyFlorida Safety Supervisor Florida is considered the Sunshine State. While most states are covered with that white, fluffy stuff during the winter season, us Floridians enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Due to our weather conditions and fertile ground, it makes Florida the mecca for the Landscaping Industry. Landscaping is one of […]

Dr. Claudia Parvanta’s book builds student skills in health communication

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Claudia Parvanta, says media plays a big role in shaping our conceptions of health and illness. She, along with her colleague Dr. Sarah Bauerle Bass, associate professor at Temple University, have unlocked the multiple ways that health and media intersect in “Health Communication, Strategies and Skills for a New Era,” […]

Silica Success

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Written by: Dr. Adam Marty, USF SafetyFlorida Safety & Health Consultant The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been enforcing provisions of the new respirable crystalline silica standards for several months now, one for construction and one for general industry and maritime.  The new standards have set a permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 […]

“Doing the best for our patients”: statewide NAS initiative launches

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The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Initiative, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (FPQC) latest infant-focused project, kicked off on Thursday, November 8, 2018.  Teams from 32 hospitals, along with representatives from the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Nurse-Family Partnership Florida, Healthy Families Florida, and Florida Hospital Association met in Orlando to learn about the background […]

PROVIDE Mid-Project Meeting Draws National QI Experts

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Forty-five Florida hospitals are involved in Florida’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative, which seeks to reduce the number of women who deliver infants by cesarean section. On September 21, 2018, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative sponsored a day of collaborative learning on the PROVIDE Initiative for Florida hospitals and guests from the New Jersey […]

New grad Menkeoma Laura Okoli sets her sights on PhD then CDC

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Menkeoma Laura Okoli first became interested in public health working at a medical internship in her native Nigeria. “The hospital where I worked as a medical doctor received victims of bomb explosions perpetrated by terrorists,” says Okoli, who received her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from the USF College Public Health (COPH) […]

Bull from Down Under focuses on those who are disabled and medically underserved

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Angela Makris, a December USF College of Public Health (COPH) grad who received her MPH with a concentration in social marketing, says that from the time she was a child, she knew she always wanted to help people. And she hasn’t stopped since. Born in Sydney, Australia, to Greek parents, Makris got her BA in […]