Posts Tagged COVID-19

A Note from the Director

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After months of business closures and social distancing, it’s great to see Florida join the rest of our nation in the gradual process of reopening the economy. This is great news for businesses that have been severely impacted by the economic shutdown, however, this period will also present unique challenges for employers.

Florida Blue Supports USF Epidemiologist’s Innovative Efforts to Track COVID-19

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University of South Florida College of Public Health Professor Edwin Michael’s arrival on campus coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, giving an innovative system he’d built to track and predict disease outbreaks its debut amid a global crisis with severe statewide implications. Now, the pandemic forecasting system has […]

Alumna Kathleen Cunningham selected as an ASPPH/NHTSA public health fellow

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USF College of Public Health alumna Kathleen Cunningham has been selected to the ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship for the 2020-2021 year at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters (DOT) in Washington, DC. Her appointment began in September. The fellowship is a collaborative effort between the Association of Schools and Programs of […]

COPH hosts the 2020 USF One Health Codeathon, readies for 2021 event (VIDEO)

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The second annual USF One Health Codeathon was held last February, before the onslaught of COVID-19. What’s a codeathon? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a codeathon (aka hackathon) is an event in which “researchers and [computer program/software] coders from a variety of backgrounds … work together and […]

Dr. Jason Salemi’s goal to stop COVID-19 misinformation leads to a $20,000 donation

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“Like so many other Floridians, early in the pandemic, I turned to Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard for complete, accurate, and timely information. But I very quickly noticed that it was difficult to satisfy my increasingly specific questions about those impacted by COVID-19 by person, place, […]

Posters, panels and presentations: COPH takes part in virtual APHA Annual Meeting and Expo

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The American Public Health Association (APHA) held its annual meeting and expo virtually this year from Oct. 24-28, and USF College of Public Health (COPH) students and faculty took part in the many offerings.  According to the APHA website, “The APHA Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest and most […]

COVID-19 Town Hall reveals what to expect in the months ahead

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USF Health experts and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor participated in a COVID-19 roundtable discussion leaving no topic unturned. The COVID-19 Town Hall, which was held virtually and broadcast from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Thursday, Oct. 15, was hosted by the USF College of Public Health (COPH) and The Big Biology podcast. Moderated by […]