Posts Tagged ‘Children’

Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care

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USF College of Public Health researcher leads newly published Florida study The study published in the January 2018 issue of Health Affairs found an association between the rate of opioid prescriptions in Florida and the number of children removed from their homes due to neglect. The opioid epidemic has become so severe it’s considered a […]

Dr. Karen Liller scores with sports injury prevention research in Hillsborough County

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Karen Liller, professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, collaborated with Dr. Barbara Morris, director of sports medicine and performance at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and other researchers including PhD student Yingwei Yang, to examine and report sports injuries among high school athletes in Florida. Her report, […]

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Intends To Support Youth Mental Health Initiative

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Starting on the local level to help answer a national need, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners intends to support a youth mental health initiative with funding from Hillsborough County Health Care Plan. The potential initiative is led by USF Health faculty members Dr. Adam Lewin (lead investigator), Dr. Alison Salloum and Dr. Eric […]

Dr. Jennifer Marshall reports on if young children get the services they need

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USF College of Public Health researcher Dr. Jennifer Marshall and colleague published “Following Up on Community-Based Developmental Screening: Do Young Children Get the Services They Need?”  The paper is in the October/December issue of Infants & Young Children. Marshall is a research assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Health. She conducts mixed […]

India book drive comes full circle

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In April, the Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence announced a book drive for children in the Himalayas.  The initiative was in collaboration with RIWATCH, the Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage, to promote reading for children in rural areas.  The month-long drive resulted in the collection of four boxes […]

Harrell Center book drive benefits rural children in India

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The Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence is collecting books for children in the Himalayans.  In collaboration with the Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage (RIWATCH), this effort promotes reading for children in rural areas. A community initiative program, RIWATCH organized “Joy of Reading” workshops to promote good reading habits […]

Dr. Arthur Williams finds Cancer Module can be used to assess and evaluate psychological interventions in pediatric cancer patients

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Arthur R. Williams, PhD, MA, MPA and colleagues published an article titled “Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Chinese Version of the Pediatric Quality-of-Life Inventory Cancer Module.” The text is available online in advance of the September printing of Cancer Nursing. Dr. Williams is a professor in the USF College of Public Health, Department of Health […]