USF program gets Floridians to kick the smoking habit

| CFH, COPH Home Page Feed, Departments, EOH, Featured News, Monday Letter, Take Note!

World No Tobacco Day is May 31 Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. This year, the World Health Organization is focusing on tobacco and heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three deaths from cardiovascular disease is smoking-related. Even those […]

Annual Chiles Symposium showcases efforts to improve community health

| CFH, Chiles Center, Departments, Featured News, Monday Letter, Programs, Take Note!

For the second year now, the Annual Chiles Lecture and Symposium put a spotlight on how the USF College of Public Health is promoting the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities. The COPH’s Chiles Center aims to promote the optimal health using a multi-pronged approach: research, applying evidence-based practices, delivering education and guiding change […]

Behavioral health students share 10 tips for stressing less

| Academic & Student Affairs, CFH, COPH Home Page Feed, Departments, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Alumni, Students, Take Note!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Final exams. The fight you had with a friend. The overdue electric bill. Stress—that physical, emotional and mental tension you feel—is everywhere. And the USF COPH is no exception. According to the American Institute of Stress, roughly three-quarters of Americans feel the physical and mental effects of stress on […]

USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy honors Dr. Cheryl Vamos

| Academic & Student Affairs, CFH, Departments, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Our Alumni, Students

The USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) program presented USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Cheryl Vamos, an assistant professor in maternal and child health and alumna of the college, with a $5,000 Faculty Research Award at its annual awards dinner, held at the USF Gibbons Alumni Center in April. The USF WLP is […]

USF develops technique revolutionizing malaria research

| COPH Home Page Feed, Departments, Featured News, Global Health, Global Health Research News, Monday Letter, Our Research

New laboratory method opens the door to novel human liver-stage research A breakthrough by the scientists at the University of South Florida is giving researchers around the world the chance to study the planet’s deadliest parasite in ways that were previously impossible. A new and innovative laboratory technique, published this week in Nature Communications, will radically improve the way […]

Access LARC Meeting Focuses on Implementing Immediate Postpartum LARC Procedures


The Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando was the site of the mid-project meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Access LARC Initiative on May 11, 2018. This project is aimed at increasing access to a new contraception choice for women – the insertion of immediate postpartum long acting reversible contraception (LARC).  Participants attended this […]

PhD candidate Krys Johnson recognized for outstanding teaching

| Academic & Student Affairs, Departments, EPI-BIO, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Students

On April 19, USF College of Public Health PhD candidate Krys Johnson received the 2018 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the health, medicine and behavioral science category. The award is presented by the USF Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. This award was established in 1998 to recognize the […]