Posts Tagged ‘Department Global Health’

Unlocking the genome of the world’s deadliest parasite

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Groundbreaking USF College of  Public Health research pushing the fight against malaria forward   For the first time ever, an international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of South Florida have identified the core repertoire of essential genes of the world’s deadliest parasite – an innovative breakthrough with lifesaving potential. Researchers at […]

Dr. Sharad Malavade receives 2018 COPH Outstanding Alumni Award

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His practice is global health. His passion is preventing mortality from infectious diseases. Dr. Sharad Malavade joins a growing list of USF College of Public Health alumni recognized for their exceptional service and dedication to public health. He was one of two alumni honored this year with a COPH Outstanding Alumni Award, presented at the […]

Genetic counseling student Lindsey Victoria receives research grant

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Being a graduate student in the USF College of Public Health’s genetic counseling program has allowed Lindsey Victoria to experience a lot of firsts. Not only is she part of the first cohort of students in the COPH’s genetic counseling program, but now she’s also been awarded her first ever research grant from the National […]

Dr. Deborah Cragun selected to genetic counseling board

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Deborah Cragun, assistant professor and director of the genetic counseling MSPH program, has been selected to the board of directors for the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Her three-year term begins on July 1. The ACGC is the specialized program accreditation board for educational training programs granting master’s […]

Alumna Laura Hamilton is driving force against child sex trafficking

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Even as a kid standing up to bullies, Laura Hamilton knew she wanted to be a voice for those who felt they didn’t have one. Hamilton is the founder and president of the nonprofit Bridging Freedom, an organization that is opening a therapeutic safe home and campus located in Pasco County for young victims of […]

Public health research seeks to understand how natural disasters impact spread of Zika

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USF researchers explore explosion of Zika after the 2016 Ecuadorean earthquake and what it tells us about emergency preparedness On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the South American country of Ecuador. It was the most severe seismic event in nearly 40 years – killing roughly 700 people and displacing more than 70,000. […]

MPH student Matt Allman goes blue for diabetes awareness

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month and what better way to draw attention to the disease than with blue hair! USF College of Public Health graduate student Matt Allman did just that this month when he sported bright blue locks for the month’s cause. A 22-year-old MPH student, Allman has been living with type 1 diabetes […]

Dr. Thomas Unnasch appointed chair of WHO committee

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, distinguished university health professor, has been appointed chair of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Onchocerciasis Technical Advisory Sub-Committee.  Unnasch is chair of the Department of Global Health and interim chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. The role of the sub-committee is to review and report […]