USF's Covering Kids and Families partners with Albertsons LLC

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Albertsons grocery chain is the latest nationally-recognized business joining the campaign to help Florida’s uninsured children Tampa, FL (Oct. 30, 2007)– The Florida Covering Kids and Families Initiative, based at the University of South Florida’s Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, has partnered with the grocery chain Albertsons LLC to promote […]

USF Rises in Ranks of U.S. Research Universities

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TAMPA, Fla. (October 5, 2007) – The USF football team is getting all the media coverage this week for rising in the ranks of college football’s elite, but USF is also quickly moving up in the ranks of the nation’s research universities. The National Science Foundation’s survey of federally financed research & development expenditures at […]

Greg Alexander Posthumously Awarded for Life's Work in Maternal & Children's Health

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Greg R. Alexander September 20, 1950 – February 20, 2007 The 2007 Martha May Eliot Award, honoring exceptional achievements in maternal and child health has been awarded posthumously to Greg Alexander, ScD, MPH, RS, by the American Public Health Association. A professor in both the USF colleges of Public Health and Medicine, he died in […]

CDC website spotlights USF project promoting citrus worker eye safety

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Safety glasses protect citrus workers’ eyes from the hazards of whipping branches and flying debris. A USF College of Public Health Prevention Research Center project to help prevent eye injuries among Central Florida citrus workers is featured prominently on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention PRC website. (Read CDC-posted story.) Through its Partnership for […]

Public Health Dean Emeritus: State has unfinished business in battle against Big Tobacco

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Dr. Charles Mahan joined public health leaders reflecting on 10-year mark of Florida’s historic $13-billion tobacco industry settlement While Florida has scored victories against cigarette makers since 1997, the state still has unfinished business in helping the 3.1 million adult Floridians who are still smoking, said Charles Mahan, MD, dean emeritus of the College of […]