Posts Tagged ‘birth defects’

COPH researchers publish on birth defects surveillance

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USF’s College of Public Health faculty and staff, together with the Florida Department of Health, have recently published a manuscript titled, “The Accuracy of Hospital Discharge Diagnosis Codes for Major Birth Defects: Evaluation of a Statewide Registry With Passive Case Ascertainment.” Published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, the study explores the […]

Dr. Russell Kirby named co-recipient of Teratology Society’s Distinguished Scholar Award

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The Teratology Society has named Dr. Russell Kirby, USF Distinguished Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair at the USF College of Public Health, a 2015 co-recipient of its Birth Defects Research Part A Distinguished Scholar Award. A letter from Dr. Robert G. Ellis-Hutchings, Teratology Society Awards Committee chair, said Kirby, who teaches in the Department of […]

FBDR statewide meeting figured prominently in National Birth Defects Prevention Month

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One of the highlights of National Birth Defects Prevention Month was the Florida Birth Defects Registry statewide meeting held Jan. 8-9 at the Doubletree Westshore Hotel in Tampa. With the USF College of Public Health as its driving force, the registry’s third statewide meeting gathered some 50 attendees from across the state to explore implications […]

Dr. Russell Kirby and colleagues report on neural tube defects

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USF Distinguished University Professor Russell Kirby, PhD, MS, and colleagues published “Updated Estimates of Neural Tube Defect Prevented by Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification — United States, 1995-2011.” The article is in the January issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Dr. Kirby is a professor and the Marrell Endowed Chair in the USF […]

Professor Russell Kirby takes aim at health disparities with pair of published studies

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With an aim to help close health disparities, Dr. Russell Kirby, USF Distinguished Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in Community and Family Health in the College of Public Health, co-authored two studies, both of which are published in the September issue of the American Journal of Public Health. “They’re completely different projects,” Kirby said. “The […]

Dr. Wendy Nembhard earns Fulbright to conduct epidemiology research in Australia

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Aiming to shed a stronger light on the long-term outcomes for children with congenital heart defects in Australia, Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD, MPH, will work at the University of Western Australia as part of a highly competitive Fulbright scholarship. Dr. Nembhard, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the USF College of […]

Jason Salemi and colleagues report on maternal hepatitis status and neonatal outcomes

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Public health researcher Jason Salemi, MPH, is co-author on a publication entitled “Maternal hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection and neonatal neurological outcomes.” The study is in the March issue of the Journal of Viral Hepatitis. Mr. Salemi’s research interests focus on reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. From years of working with and engaging community partners, […]