Student service update and research information for the week of November 11th

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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 the Health fair at Bethanie 7th Day Adventist Haitian Church on November 9th, along with USF medical pharmacy and nursing   students and undergraduate students in Club Creole.   COPH students (Caitlin Gordon, Peggy Defay, Rudith Laine, Maryse Francois, Courtney Martin and Senda Senat) led the health education stations for children, as pictured below.

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Additional photos can be viewed at Haitian Health Fair.

Upcoming events

Saturday Nov 16th, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm – Ethiopian-American Festival and Health Fair.  Non-clinical activities:  Up to 10  students in the COPH or  DPT program or pre-health professional programs can lead children through interactive Passport to Safety  health education stations, please sign up with  Kelly Carpenter    COPH with Global Health Student Association.  Up to 6 interested USF Health students can assist with an interdisciplinary mentoring career exploration Q & A session for the older Ethiopian youth; please sign up withEllen Kent –  we are seeking representatives from each academic program at USF Health to share their expertise and enthusiasm!

November 18-22, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Great American Teach In!  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 stop by 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 Opportunities;    Grant Writing Resources;   Research Presentations; and  Faculty Research Areas & Expertise.

IMPORTANT:  COPH graduate students can now apply for the Student 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).