COPH ranks #1 for online MPH

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The USF College of Public Health’s online master of public health program has been ranked number one on the list of the top 50 best online MPH programs across the country, according to the Master’s Programs Guide. Master’s Programs Guide, an online guide to helping students discover master’s programs in any specialty, ranked the programs […]

Know an outstanding woman? Nominate her.

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health recognizes the contributions that women make to the field and honors them annually with the Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health Award.  Nominations are currently being accepted for 2018 Over the past 25 years, the college honored women who served as an agent of collaboration, force […]

Congratulations to Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. for receiving the prestigious SHARP Award!


Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. has been a SHARP company since 2015, and just approved for a renewal in November 2017. The company specializes in the custom manufacturing of fabric buildings and shelters. They provide companies around the world with durable, reliable and low maintenance shelter systems. Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. successfully changed their business practices […]

USF joins community partners to strengthen anti-human trafficking efforts

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The workshop brought together USF students and researchers, community advocates and law enforcement to brainstorm about best ways to unite efforts For 16 years of her childhood Connie Rose endured incest, was exploited and sex trafficked – all at the hands of a serial sex offender who was her father. “I was a daughter for […]

OSHA’s New Silica Standards Upheld


A year ending court decision was met with little fan-fare among industries where silica dust exposure is a concern.  In response to industry challenges to OSHA’s new silica standards for the construction, maritime, and general industries, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has sided with OSHA.  The National Law Review reported […]

Dentists key to discussing risk of HPV-related cancers with their patients

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. While vaccines are helping stop its spread, HPV is still the cause of 72 percent of oropharyngeal cancers, which impact the base of the tongue, tonsils and walls of the pharynx. “Given the alarming increase of HPV-attributable […]

Alumna Deidre Orriola breaks down classroom walls

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As a faculty instructor II at the USF College of Public Health, COPH alumna Deidre Orriola is helping undergraduate students live outside the box and gain a global perspective in public health issues abroad. “I really love seeing students make new connections and discover their passions within the public health discipline,” Orriola said. Originally from […]