Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’

From antidepressants to Zika: COPH professor talks pregnancy and birth defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month Birth defects are a huge public health challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 4.5 minutes a baby in this country is born with a birth defect. In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we posed some questions to USF College of […]

2018 had many public health challenges. Will 2019 be better?

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 USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen weighs in. When it comes to public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) didn’t have a lot of good news to share in 2018. Life expectancy went down. Diagnosed cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDS) went up.  And more and more toddlers are not […]

New grad Menkeoma Laura Okoli sets her sights on PhD then CDC

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Menkeoma Laura Okoli first became interested in public health working at a medical internship in her native Nigeria. “The hospital where I worked as a medical doctor received victims of bomb explosions perpetrated by terrorists,” says Okoli, who received her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from the USF College Public Health (COPH) […]

Dr. Ellen Daley publishes HPV related articles in two major journals

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Ellen Daley, professor and associate dean of research and practice, is getting the word out on human papillomavirus (HPV). She had an article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) in January and is having commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics […]

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 […]

USF among four state universities to study Zika and other diseases through CDC grant

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The University of South Florida will collaborate on a new $10 million grant from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study ways to help stop the Zika virus and other infectious diseases from spreading in the United States. Led by the University of Florida, the grant teams investigators from UF, USF, the University of […]