Hypertension in Pregnancy Initiative in Cali, Colombia

| FPQC

The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative has 33 hospitals involved working to treat all women who present with a blood pressure of 160/110 (either reading) within one hour of two elevated measurements. Because Florida’s ACOG District XII, a main supporter of FPQC quality improvement (QI) projects, also encompasses the country of Colombia, […]

Hurricane preparedness must knows

| CFH, COPH Home Page Feed, Departments, EOH, EPI-BIO, Featured News, Global Health, HPM, Monday Letter, Take Note!

Hurricane Season is June 1 to November 30, 2017 According to Elizabeth Dunn, adjunct faculty member in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, 12 named storms have been predicted this season to come out of the Atlantic Ocean, including six hurricanes and two major hurricanes. “Regardless of the anticipation of an […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak: Consumers beware of privacy risks in DNA genetic testing

| COPH Home Page Feed, COPH Office of Research, Departments, HPM, Monday Letter, Our Research

If you send a saliva sample to 23andMe, a private DNA genetic testing and analysis company, to learn more about your risk for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or your ancestry, you should also be aware of how your personal information could be shared, according to Dr. Katherine Drabiak. Drabiak, a JD and assistant professor in the USF […]

Bulls Unite in Orlando at Florida Public Health Association conference

| Academic & Student Affairs, CFH, COPH Home Page Feed, COPH Office of Research, EPI-BIO, HPM, Monday Letter, Offices, Students, Take Note!, Undergraduate

Join the USF College of Public Health for several key events at the Florida Public Health Association Educational Conference in Orlando, July 26-28. This year’s theme is “The Power of Collaboration.” Network with us. On Wednesday, July 26, noon – 1:30 pm, the College’s hosts its annual luncheon for alumni and public health partners.  Randall […]

Alumna Melissa Schreiber soars for study abroad

| Academic & Student Affairs, Featured News, Global Health, Monday Letter, Our Alumni

USF College of Public Health alumna Melissa Schreiber is using her public health knowledge and passion to educate her students at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla. She later earned her MS in molecular biology and microbiology in 2008 at the University of Central Florida. While earning her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences, she was introduced […]

Peace Corps volunteer Ruth Sanon reports from Cameroon

| Academic & Student Affairs, COPH Home Page Feed, Departments, Featured News, Global Health, Intl Programs, Monday Letter, Our People, Our World, Students, Take Note!

USF College of Public Health graduate student Ruth Sanon is serving as a Peace Corps (PC) volunteer in Cameroon where she recently took part in a week long ‘HIV Boot Camp.’ The boot camp, according to Sanon, allowed PC volunteers to present and exchange best practices, learn about the evolving nature of the HIV pandemic, […]

USF wins big at the HOSA Florida Leadership Competition

| Academic & Student Affairs, CFH, COPH Home Page Feed, Departments, EOH, EPI-BIO, Featured News, Global Health, HPM, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Students, Undergraduate

USF College of Public Health undergraduate students in USF HOSA: Future Health Professionals took home a win in the Florida Leadership Conference, held in Orlando, April 6-9. Students had the opportunity to shine as individuals and as a team, demonstrating both USF’s passion for creating exceptional future health professionals and the determination of the students […]

Post-doctoral scholar Dr. Takudzwa Sayi receives Gates Foundation grant

| Academic & Student Affairs, CFH, COPH Home Page Feed, COPH Office of Research, Departments, Featured News, Intl Programs, Monday Letter, Students, Take Note!

The USF College of Public Health announced on June 15 that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Dr. Takudzwa Sayi, post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Community and Family Health, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled, “Perspectives on Side-Effects […]