Posts Tagged Africa

Dr. Thomas Unnasch receives $2.6M NIH grant to examine river blindness

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, chair of the Department of Global Health and distinguished university health professor, has been awarded an R01 grant for more than $2.6 million from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to combat onchocerciasis in Africa. Onchocerciasis, commonly known as […]

Peace Corps student Anthony Nguyen speaks at international AIDS conference

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Anthony Nguyen, a Peace Corps Master’s International student from the USF College of Public Health serving in Togo, was awarded the Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice by the COPH to present his research at an international AIDS and STI conference held in Harare, Zimbabwe. The International Conference on […]

Ebola deployment a lasting life experience for Dr. Heather Clayton

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Hand-washing stations, quarantine checkpoints, burial teams, and ambulances traversing the countryside were new sights for Dr. Heather Clayton, 2010 College of Public Health PhD graduate, who said she had only vaguely imagined that level of ground-zero public health duty before deploying to Sierra Leone this fall as part of the […]

Anisha Prabhu presents poster at Fulbright reception

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“Although historically taboo, public expression of sexuality is slowly becoming accepted,” reads the abstract from a poster presentation by Anisha Prabhu, an MPH candidate at the USF College of Public Health. At first glance, sociology might seem a more fitting field for such a study, but the public health angle becomes more apparent with a little bit of elaboration. “Public Health is an important part of everyday life. It’s about social justice and equity, whether it’s in your back yard in Tampa or in the villages of Africa,” Prabhu said. […]

Peace Corps volunteers in Africa sworn in, report home

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This summer, a record six COPH students left for training to serve abroad as Peace Corps volunteers. They are completing their service while finalizing their graduate studies and recently participated in their swearing-in ceremonies. In September, COPH received news from two students, Ant Nhy Nguyen and Sierra Petrosky, and both […]