Posts Tagged ‘Department Global Health’

COPH celebrates International Education Week

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The College of Public Health will commemorate International Education Week Nov. 16-20. International Education Week celebrates the prospective opportunities and benefits of education abroad. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs encourages institutions to promote international education, exchange programs and community engagement abroad among their students. Following suit, the COPH has established many opportunities for […]

COPH students awarded Florida Public Health Association scholarships

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Vickie Lynn, a doctoral student and research assistant in the Department of Family and Community Health, and Tobi Ozoya, a master’s student in the Department of Global Health, both received 2015 Graduate Student scholarships from the Florida Public Health Association. College of Public Health alumna Ruchi Pancholy, a master of public health graduate of the […]

USF COPH Peace Corps volunteer, Annastesia Mims, empowers girls in Swaziland

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Her passion in life has always been to be a voice for the voiceless, to develop community partnerships and to create equality across cultures. Annastesia Mims, a USF College of Public Health global health master’s student, deployed to Swaziland, Africa in June 2014. She has been serving as a community volunteer for her 27-month long […]

USF awarded NIH grant to find new treatments for fatal infections caused by pathogenic free-living amoeba

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Among the microbes targeted is the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri University of South Florida College of Public Health researchers were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to identify optimal drug candidates that could ultimately lead to a fast-acting treatment for rare but deadly infections caused by microscopic free-living amoeba (FLA) commonly found […]

Students and faculty represent USF COPH at FEMA Symposium

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held its 17th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium in June at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD. The topic of the symposium was “Moving Us Forward: Blending Higher Education and Experiential Knowledge in Emergency Management.” USF College of Public Health faculty, Dr. Robert Tabler, Ms. Elizabeth […]

Students share research at the 2015 Geographic Information Systems Summer Poster Session

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Students representing various departments at the University of South Florida, from the College of Public Health to the College of Engineering and beyond, presented research projects using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to illustrate public health issues at the 2015 GIS Summer Poster Session on July 17 in the COPH lobby. It was the fifth GIS […]

Global health researchers play role in discovery of new antimalarial drug

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Potent compound inhibits protein synthesis at various stages of malaria parasite’s life-cycle With the rapid emergence of multi-drug resistant strains of malaria, the need to find new drugs capable of delaying or preventing drug resistance has become even more urgent. Now, an international team of researchers – including two from the University of South Florida […]

Masters candidate Mindy Spyker receives Borlaug Fellowship for research in Tanzania

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“My practice is ­­research and program development,” said USF College of Public Health student Mindy Spyker. “My passion is for strong families and full bellies.” Spyker’s passion is reflected in her recent U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant for next year. According to the organization’s website, Borlaug research grants are awarded […]