Posts Tagged ‘Department of Community and Family Health’

Annual Chiles Symposium showcases efforts to improve community health

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For the second year now, the Annual Chiles Lecture and Symposium put a spotlight on how the USF College of Public Health is promoting the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities. The COPH’s Chiles Center aims to promote the optimal health using a multi-pronged approach: research, applying evidence-based practices, delivering education and guiding change […]

From vaccinations to occupational health, students showcase their public health passion

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The USF Office of Graduate Studies presented its 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium on March 21 at the Marshall Student Center. The event, sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Counsel and Research One, showcased graduate students across all disciplines. This year, 17 USF College of Public Health students participated. MPH student Katherine Lesser’s research, […]

Candace Webb honored with 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award

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Each year the USF College of Public Health joins the country in celebrating National Public Health Week, held this year April 2-8. One of the highlights of the USF COPH observance is the presentation of the COPH Outstanding Alumni Awards, given to alumni who demonstrate—as judged by their former professors and current colleagues—exceptional dedication and […]

Dr. Stephanie Marhefka and students curb smoking in people living with HIV through video groups

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Tobacco use among people living with HIV (PLWH) is a public health problem, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, an associate professor of community and family health. “People living with HIV are more likely to die due to non-HIV causes than due to HIV-related complications,” she said. Her research, “Meeting Our […]

Doctoral student Stacey Griner awarded Doug Kirby Adolescent Sexual Health Grant

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Stacey Griner has received a $1,000 grant to support her dissertation research efforts. The endowed Doug Kirby Adolescent Sexual Health Research Grant from the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP), Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington is provided to support doctoral student research. Griner, who is […]

Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha and team use social marketing to reduce salt intake in Latin America

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February is Heart Health Month  A New England Journal of Medicine article indicates that 1.7 million deaths globally can be blamed on consuming too much salt. Many of those deaths can be attributed to the hypertension—and the subsequent stroke and heart disease—excess salt causes. “Too much dietary salt is a major cause of high blood […]

Dentists key to discussing risk of HPV-related cancers with their patients

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. While vaccines are helping stop its spread, HPV is still the cause of 72 percent of oropharyngeal cancers, which impact the base of the tongue, tonsils and walls of the pharynx. “Given the alarming increase of HPV-attributable […]