Posts Tagged Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Various disciplines incorporating COVID-19 into lesson plans

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USF faculty members are finding palpable teaching opportunities to engage students while social distancing. Many have added the coronavirus to their syllabus, using real-life examples and online tools to meet educational requirements. “It’s disappointing to have the semester disrupted, but for the types of students that I am teaching, there […]

35th Anniversary Spotlight: COPH doctoral program prepares students to work in laboratory setting

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The USF College of Public Health (COPH) has been training students to become laboratory directors since 2017. The DrPH program in clinical laboratory science and practice program was implemented because of the emerging need for more laboratory directors in the United States. Clinical laboratories are vital to the country’s public […]

Federal data undercounts fatal overdose deaths caused by specific drugs

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Fatal misuse of specific drugs is a bigger problem than federal statistics make them appear, especially in Florida. According to data collected by a researcher at the University of South Florida (USF), between 2008 and 2017, roughly one-in-three overdose deaths in Florida caused by opioids were not reported by the […]

From Africa to Asia and back again: COPH grad travels world studying vector-borne diseases

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Dr. Ryan Tokarz, who received both his MPH and PhD in global communicable diseases from the USF College of Public Health (COPH), had a childhood dream of being a marine biologist who studied sharks. As time went on, the Lutz, Fla., native went a little off course, swapping biology for […]

One world, one health and one COPH doctoral student

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Venita Ramirez is a USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student studying advanced practice leadership in public health. She’s also a public health consultant at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, a consulting, research and educational organization for the U.S. Air Force that’s located in Ohio. […]

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 […]