COPH undergrads get hands-on with preparedness

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September is National Preparedness Month From mass casualties to hurricane response, USF College of Public Health undergraduate students gained hands-on experience in preparedness the past spring and summer through volunteerism and service-learning oriented courses. The first of such hands-on experiences included student support of a Tampa Bay community preparedness effort where students served as evaluators […]

Dr. Janice Zgibor and researchers suggest changes needed in diabetes screening

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Current screening for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors may not reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease in the general population, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Janice Zgibor, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Identifying and treating diabetes early are beneficial and cost-effective, however, according to Zgibor, current […]

Rodent vs. Elephant: Does Size Impact Immunity?

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National Science Foundation grant supports USF researchers’ new study with Lowry Park Zoo USF researchers, the College of Public Health’s Dr. Rays H.J. Jiang, will soon expand on their recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology that finds an animal’s size and lifespan could impact how their immune system reacts to parasites. While the cost […]

Doctoral student Dr. Fahad Mukhtar published in JAMA Oncology

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Dr. Fahad Mukhtar’s research “Change in Pattern of Secondary Malignancies following Kaposi sarcoma in the era of Anti-Retroviral Therapy,” published in JAMA Oncology examines how tumors that develop after Kaposi sarcoma have changed over the course of the last four decades; before and after the development of effective […]

Genetic counseling program welcomes inaugural class

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The USF College of Public Health officially welcomed its first class of students in the genetic counseling MSPH program this semester. The program is the first and only fully-accredited genetic counseling training program in the state and was established to meet the critical demand for certified genetic counselors in Florida, building graduate-level education in human […]

From college to congress, Juan Sanchez takes on Capitol Hill

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“From understanding the behind the scenes legislative process, to witnessing the public health efforts on the Hill, this experience changed the trajectory of my life by motivating me and providing me with insight I would have never grasped elsewhere,” USF College of Public Health undergraduate Juan Sanchez said. Sanchez completed a congressional internship over the […]

Public Health hosts free flu shot drive on Oct. 21

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On Friday, October 20, the University of South Florida College of Public Health hosts the 21st Annual Free Flu Shot Drive. The event is from 8am-4pm, while supplies last. The college is located at 3010 USF Banyan Circle, Tampa, Florida. Click here for a map and directions. The free flu shot drive is a collaborative […]