Posts Tagged COVID-19

Scientific community continues to respond in force to COVID-19 pandemic

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From designing 3D printed test swabs, to researching antibody responses and engaging in leading clinical trials, USF Health scientists rapidly team up to help fight COVID-19 While the world waits for therapies to reduce death rates and a widely available vaccine to prevent COVID 19, team science at USF Health and other […]

Leave the potential for COVID-19 contamination at the front door

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To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for health care workers and those living in areas of intense transmission, public health practitioners have developed educational flyers outlining COVID-19 biosafety-at-home protocols to reduce the threat of contamination at home.    “Communication is an important aspect of our work in public health,” said […]

DrPH student Michael Perry receives two APHL awards

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Each year the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) presents awards to those who, according to the group’s website, have made “outstanding achievements in laboratory science.” At a virtual ceremony held in June, Michael Perry, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) DrPH candidate in public health and clinical laboratory […]

A Note from the Director

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Dear Reader,   As business operations resume, it is important to consider employer responsibility for providing a safe and healthful workplace that is free of recognized hazards. We understand how difficult it can be to adjust your operations with guidance constantly evolving. Here are a few steps all employers can take to reduce workers risk of exposure to COVID-19 transmission:   Develop an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan  Implement Basic Infection Prevention Measures  Identify and Isolate Sick People, if Appropriate  Develop, Implement, and Communicate about Workplace Flexibilities and Protections  Follow Existing OSHA Standards  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed guidance to assist employers […]

What’s it like having COVID-19? One COPHer describes firsthand experience

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Azzam Albashir, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) health sciences major, was enjoying his spring break in Canada when COVID-19 brought the world to its knees. Albashir and his traveling companion decided to cut their visit short, before borders were closed, and head home to the United Arab Emirates […]

A Note From The Director

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Prepare your workplace for hurricane season during a pandemic Dear Reader, A special thank you to everyone who attended the recent webinar on “Reopening America Amidst COVID-19”. During that webinar, we shared tools necessary to coordinate a safe reopening amidst a pandemic. Safety and Health experts discussed key topics including navigating interim guidance, critical elements of a preparedness plan, and realistic strategies for supporting business continuity. If you were unable to attend the webinar, you may view the recording by selecting the following link: For access to the presentations, […]

Practicing their passion: USF College of Public Health faculty work across the state to trace contacts, track spread of COVID-19

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In mid-March, Dr. Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CEH, dean of USF’s College of Public Health (COPH), sent an email to the college’s faculty with the subject line of “an unprecedented opportunity.” The email was sent just as the university and the country were bracing for the coming onslaught of COVID-19 […]