Dr. Lauri Wright examines the impact of home-delivered meals for the elderly

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“Seniors that are malnourished are weaker, have less functionality and more hospital admissions,” said Dr. Lauri Wright, assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health. “It’s not a good course.” As an advocate of the Older Americans Act, Dr. Wright decided it was time to gather more tangible […]

USF receives $5.9M 2016 Navigator grant, once again the country’s largest award

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For the last 3 years Jodi Ray’s team has successfully partnered with key organizations statewide, providing enrollment education and outreach to vulnerable populations in all 67 Florida counties Tampa, FL (Sept. 17, 2015) — Over the last three years, the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health has been awarded more than $14.5 million […]

Researchers focus on translating science into better health for mothers and babies [Multimedia]

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From molecular discoveries to health policy applications, Drs. Maureen Groer and William Sappenfield have built impressive careers working to improve perinatal care. Many parents may never understand how the health of their children begins long before birth, but USF Health’s Maureen Groer, PhD, and William Sappenfield, MD, MPH, are both passionate about translating research into […]

Together we will save lives [VIDEO]

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Fact: Injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults. USF College of Public Health research and interventions have led to declines in mortality and morbidity. By advocating policy changes, like Florida’s mandatory child bicycle helmet law that became effective on Jan. 1, 1997, public health researchers are saving lives. Bicycle helmet […]

Capturing Florida’s Impressive Public Health Journey

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Public health, as a discipline, relies heavily on numbers and statistics, abstractions that make population-scale information useful.  But in order to gain a complete picture of how decisions are made, tomorrow’s leaders benefit from the hard-won expertise of public health pioneers.  The anecdotes, inside perspective and historical memory of those who essentially invented public health […]

Chiles Center promotes health for all women and babies

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It was January 1998, and the Florida Board of Regents had just promoted one of USF’s fledgling entities to major status with sublimely understated efficiency. Following authorizations for a BS in dance education, a degree of undetermined level in occupational therapy and an MS in physical therapy, it was the last of four single-sentence items […]

Community and Family Health secures COPH’s first PCORI grant

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Dr. Sheri Eisert, associate professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, is leading a research team that has secured the USF College of Public Health its first grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. PCORI says its mission is “to fund research […]