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Student service opportunities and research information for the week of November 15

Student Service Updates:    

The USF Health Service Corps enables our COPH students to volunteer alongside medical, nursing, physical therapy and pharmacy students in a wide variety of meaningful, rewarding and FUN health-related community service activities.   

You can click here Fall 2013 Service Corps Opportunities website for the most up to date, comprehensive listing of events and projects, which are arranged by categories.  You can also click on the Service Corps Calendar to view upcoming events in chronological order. 

Recent Events:

Did you know?  A number of our COPH students contributed to our first USF Health Service Corps Health Fair for the Ethiopian community on Saturday, November 16.  Medical and nursing students provided the health screenings, while our COPH graduate and undergraduate students and pre- health professional students led the interactive health education stations for children, as pictured below.  Additional photos can be viewed at Ethiopian health fair.



Students – if you are interested in volunteering at future Service Corps gardening and health education events with our community partners in the Ethiopian community and other refugee groups, please feel free to contact Ellen Kent at ekent@health.usf.edu.

Upcoming Events:

Great American Teach In – November 18-22, 2013.  You can teach students at a number of local elementary, middle and high schools in Hillsborough County about  public  health issues and inspire them to become a  public health professional!   This opportunity is available on the official Great American Teach-In Day, Thursday, November 21, 2013 as well as other days that week (November 18-22) and throughout the school year. This teaching opportunity can serve as an individual service project or as a group project that students can plan and implement with their student organizations and classes. To sign up, contact Ellen Kent or 813-974-6622 or room 2150H and specify:

(1) Your COPH department;

(2) The grade level(s) you wish to teach;

(3) The date(s) and time(s) you are available to teach;

(4) The topic(s) you plan to discuss and activities you plan to lead;

(5) If you would like   Mrs. Kent to provide you with health education materials and suggestions for learning activities.  

Research  Updates:

COPH graduate students are encouraged to visit the main COPH Student Research  website, with links to:  Funding OpportunitiesGrant Writing ResourcesResearch Presentations; andFaculty Research Areas & Expertise.

IMPORTANT:  COPH graduate students can now apply for theStudent Honorary Awards for Research and Practice (‘SHARP’) which provides a financial incentive to COPH students to complete a body of work to a stage sufficient for presentation at a regional, national, or international professional meeting/conference.   The next deadline will be Monday, December 2nd.  

COPH students can have their poster presentations for conferences printed free of charge at the COPH center, as long as they use the COPH Vertical  Poster Template  or the COPH Horizontal Poster Template.  If students are presenting oral presentations at conferences, they are asked to use the COPH PowerPoint Template.

For additional information pertaining to  student research and service,  feel free to contact  Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH   by email (ekent@health.usf.edu) phone (813-974-6622) or in person (COPH room 2150H).