Posts Tagged ‘Community and Family Health’

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, calling out to see if […]

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 career to improving the lives […]

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 to 2014.” The study was […]

USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy honors Dr. Cheryl Vamos

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The USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) program presented USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Cheryl Vamos, an assistant professor in maternal and child health and alumna of the college, with a $5,000 Faculty Research Award at its annual awards dinner, held at the USF Gibbons Alumni Center in April. The USF WLP is […]

Dr. Claudia Parvanta releases health communication book

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Claudia Parvanta, professor of community and family, says her newest book on health communication is filled with real-world examples. Parvanta and her colleagues, Drs. David Nelson and Richard Harner, wrote the book “Public Health Communication Critical Tools and Strategies,” for doctoral and master’s students to complement the Essential Public […]

MCHSO spring symposium focuses on reproductive justice

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Think of reproductive justice and you might think of the right to contraception or abortion. And without a doubt, the term does include those things—yet so much more—say the organizers, speakers and panelists who presided at the 9th Annual Maternal and Child Health Student Organization (MCHSO) Symposium entitled “Reproductive Justice: It’s More Than Just a […]

COPH welcomes two MCH postdoctoral scholars

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The USF College of Public Health’s postdoctoral enhancement component of the five-year Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Grant welcomes two new postdoctoral scholars in 2018, Dr. Taylor Livingston from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Dr. Nicholas Thomas from Tulane University. Their COPH appointments began in January and continues through 2020. […]