Posts Tagged Community and Family Health

Putting passion into practice: Students live and learn health advocacy

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Students this semester have two new opportunities to immerse themselves in health advocacy. Dr. Anna Armstrong, a USF College of Public Health alumna and assistant professor of community and family health, is teaching the undergraduate course Introduction to Health Advocacy. Although this is the second time the course is being offered, […]

COPH doctoral student attends NIH research course

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DeAnne Turner, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student in community and family health, wasn’t exactly sure about her chances of getting selected to attend the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) prestigious clinical and translational research course. After all, Turner is in the social and behavioral science field, with […]

Doctoral student Acadia Webber presents at national nutrition conference

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Acadia Webber says that her public health practice is nutrition education among children and her passion is obesity prevention. It’s that passion that drove her to pursue a career in nutrition and her drive is not going unnoticed. In July, she attended the […]

Dr. Karen Liller coauthors paper on lack of firearms safety and injury research

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June is Firearm Safety Month Firearms are a hot topic these days. Firearms injury and safety funding? Not so much—at least not yet. That’s because, say experts like Dr. Karen Liller, a USF College of Public Health professor of community and family health who specializes in injury prevention, there’s a lack […]

Dr. Alicia Best earns the COPH’s first ever K01 for cancer research

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“Cancer has always been at the forefront of my mind,” said USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alicia Best. She lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just fifteen. Now, she’s taking a step toward fighting back with her National Cancer Institute Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to […]

What’s behind the alarming spike in HIV infections in Panama?

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In May, USF College of  Public Health alumna and research professor Arlene Calvo participated in a National Public Radio interview about the rise in HIV infections in Panama. What follows is an excerpt of that story. A short man with a ponytail peeks through a crack in a sheet-metal fence, […]

After nearly 50 years of combined service, two longtime COPH professors retire

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May is a month of endings and beginnings on college campuses. This May, in addition to graduating 242 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, the USF COPH said goodbye to two longtime, distinguished professors: Drs. Martha Coulter and Kathleen O’Rourke. Coulter, a professor of community and family health, has dedicated her […]

COPH’s Dr. William Sappenfield co-authors study on infant mortality prevention effort

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Dr. William Sappenfield, director of the USF Chiles Center and a professor in community and family health at the USF College of Public Health, is a co-author of the peer-reviewed study “The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality: An Outcome Evaluation From the US South, 2011 […]