Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Mindy Spyker: making every moment count

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“COPH rocks because of the enthusiasm that’s there and what you can be because of it,” said USF College of Public Health graduate Mindy Spyker. Spyker earned her MPH with a concentration in global health practice. Originally from South Dakota, Spyker’s mother has worked for many years with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. […]

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 AIDS and STIs in Africa […]

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 Centers for Disease Control’s role […]

Ebola: from fever to fever and from victory to victory

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Article original submitted in Spanish to “Diario La Hora Esmeraldas” on Oct 22nd, 2014. Edited to be relevant for public in the US on Nov 4, 2014. The world is keenly observing the development of a new chapter in the epic drama of the battle between human being and microorganisms with astonishment. Microorganisms are responsible […]

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 […]

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 said they are excited and […]