Posts Tagged ‘CDC’

National observance pushes for science, action and health

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health held a weeklong celebration to commemorate National Public Health Week, April 1-7. Each year National Public Health Week is held during the first full week of April and is organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a government-based professional organization for public health professionals that prides itself on influencing […]

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FPQC Receives New CDC Funding to Support State Perinatal Quality Collaborative


Florida is one of 12 states to be selected to receive funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) applied to the CDC for a new funding opportunity to support state-based perinatal quality collaboratives. The CDC offered this funding opportunity to build on previous activities to support […]

Alumna Lindsay Womack lands ‘dream job’ at CDC

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USF College of Public Health alumna Lindsay Womack said her very first public health experience consisted of conducting surveys about clean water in El Salvador during her senior year of college. It was this experience that she said solidified her love for public health. “It was during that trip that I saw the importance of […]

Dr. Thomas Mason’s 100th graduate

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This May, Dr. Thomas Mason of the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health celebrated a teaching career milestone—graduating his 100th student at USF. Mason’s 100th student, Dr. Ayesha Johnson, completed her dissertation about birth outcomes of mothers with common conditions, such as hay fever and eczema, on May 6. Johnson […]

Alumnus Dr. Carlos Zometa’s passion for disease prevention

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For Dr. Carlos Zometa, a USF College of Public Health alumnus, public health is an opportunity to create conditions in which individuals are not only healthy, but also educated on how to prevent diseases. “Health and education are essential to achieve equity in society,” Zometa said. Zometa’s public health passion has centered on the science […]

Improving Systems that Serve Vulnerable Populations Before, During and After Disasters

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The USF College of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center, in cooperation with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, presented the webinar Improving Systems that Serve Vulnerable Populations Before, During, and After Disasters on July 23.   Dr. Adewale Troutman, […]