Posts Tagged Activist Lab

Dr. Karen Liller joins leadership team of USF’s Center for Justice Research and Policy

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USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Karen Liller, an expert in injury prevention, has taken on a leadership role in the university’s new Center for Justice Research and Policy (CJRP).  The interdisciplinary, collaborative center, launched in January, is devoted to the study of social and criminal justice issues around […]

Activist Lab holds third annual boot camp

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The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Activist Lab held its third annual boot camp Friday, January 29. The 2021 event, held virtually, focused on advocacy and pandemics, particularly COVID-19.  “These exciting boot camps allow participants to not only learn about advocacy and policy changes, but to focus on particular public […]

Student Karen Ruiz-Ayala awarded 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduate student Karen Ruiz-Ayala was awarded the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Scholarship by the USF Black Alumni Society on January 15 during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Dedication Luncheon. The MLK Scholarship was established to recognize and assist a USF […]

Activist Lab hosts five podcasts on structural racism

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The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Activist Lab recently aired five podcasts dealing with structural racism. Structural racism is defined in academic literature as the institutions, social forces and ideologies that interact with one another to generate and reinforce inequities among racial and ethnic groups.  The Activist Lab offers […]

Activist Lab receives civic engagement microgrant

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The USF College of Public Health’s Activist Lab was recently awarded a $1,000 microgrant by Research!America.  Research!America is an organization that advocates for funding and policies supporting the advancement of medical, health and scientific research. The microgrant provides funding to student groups that foster civic engagement while also increasing the […]

State of the College Address focuses on the two pandemics

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On October 5, Dr. Donna Petersen, dean of the USF College of Public Health (COPH), gave her 15th State of the College Address virtually to faculty, staff and administration through Microsoft Teams due to the COVID-19 pandemic that rocked the world at the start of the 2020 spring semester.  “I am delighted to […]

Activist Lab’s MOULA program provides “boots on the ground” public health training

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The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Activist Lab serves as a “hub of excellence in providing interdisciplinary advocacy, education, research and service opportunities for students…,” reports the group’s website.  An important component of the Activist Lab is its MOULA program. MOULA, which stands for More Opportunities to Use Learned […]