Social Marketing Conference celebrates 25th anniversary

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For more than two decades, the USF College of Public Health’s Social Marketing Conference has drawn attendees from around the globe with the common interest of using strategic marketing principles to make the world a better place. The COPH’s Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) has managed the conference, held every two years, since 1991. More […]

FPQC Engages Hospitals to Address Maternal Quality Improvement

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The Terry Conference Center at Jacksonville’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center was the site of two regional maternal health trainings on June 20 sponsored by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC). In the morning, Dr. Karen Harris, Chair of ACOG District XII, and Betsy Wood, nurse consultant for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, presented clinical updates on hypertension in […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture June Edition

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Multiple hazards can be found in this photo. Do you know which ones? Read more to find out. Hazard: Fourteen UL-listed power strips, aka: relocatable power taps (RPTs) were found to be connected in series (daisy chained) and fed from a single electrical extension cord. Violations: 29 CFR 1910.303(b)(2) – “Listed or labeled equipment shall […]

OSHA’s General Industry Walking-Working Surface and Low-Slope Roof Access

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It’s been over a year now since OSHA updated and revised the General Industry Subpart D-Walking Working Surfaces regulation. This was a significant revision aimed at preventing trips, slips and falls to the same level and lower levels. This revision included revisions or new provisions on portable ladders, fixed ladders and fall protection systems. All […]

OSHA’s General Industry Walking-Working Surface and Low-Slope Roof Access

| OSHA

It’s been over a year now since OSHA updated and revised the General Industry Subpart D-Walking Working Surfaces regulation. This was a significant revision aimed at preventing trips, slips and falls to the same level and lower levels. This revision included revisions or new provisions on portable ladders, fixed ladders and fall protection systems. All […]

Doctoral student Silvia Sommariva examines spread of ‘fake news’ on social media

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Can misinformation hinder disease prevention efforts? USF College of Public Health doctoral student Silvia Sommariva’s research findings suggest so. She examined the spread of health rumors on social networking sites, an issue she said is a major concern for those working on the front lines of health. “I think a lot of the work we […]

Dr. Alicia Best earns the COPH’s first ever K01 for cancer research

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“Cancer has always been at the forefront of my mind,” said USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alicia Best. She lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just fifteen. Now, she’s taking a step toward fighting back with her National Cancer Institute Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01), a first […]

COPH’s Dr. William Sappenfield co-authors study on infant mortality prevention effort

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Dr. William Sappenfield, director of the USF Chiles Center and a professor in community and family health at the USF College of Public Health, is a co-author of the peer-reviewed study “The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality: An Outcome Evaluation From the US South, 2011 to 2014.” The study was […]