Posts Tagged ‘Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics’

Bulls represent at FPHA, three win awards

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It’s the year of the woman … At least it is for this year’s USF College of Public of Health award winners at the 2017 Florida Public Health Association annual conference. The event was held in July 26-27 in Orlando. The honorees include two students and one faculty member from the college. Lea Heberlein-Larson, MPH, […]

Dr. Janice Zgibor and researchers suggest changes needed in diabetes screening

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Current screening for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors may not reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease in the general population, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Janice Zgibor, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Identifying and treating diabetes early are beneficial and cost-effective, however, according to Zgibor, current […]

Doctoral student Dr. Fahad Mukhtar published in JAMA Oncology

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Dr. Fahad Mukhtar’s research “Change in Pattern of Secondary Malignancies following Kaposi sarcoma in the era of Anti-Retroviral Therapy,” published in JAMA Oncology examines how tumors that develop after Kaposi sarcoma have changed over the course of the last four decades; before and after the development of effective […]

Dr. Phillip Marty awarded professor emeritus with the COPH

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Dozens of colleagues and leaders gathered July 20 to celebrate the outstanding 27-year career of Phillip J. Marty, PhD, a consummate professional dedicated to the advancement of USF and USF Health. Marty, professor of public health, internal medicine and psychiatry, held several administrative positions in the USF College of Public Health, Morsani College of Medicine […]

USF partnership with local zoo helps save manatees [VIDEO]

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They may no longer be considered “endangered,” but Florida’s growing manatee population continues to face various challenges out in the wild. However, the USF College of Public Health is coming to the rescue of these beloved sea creatures, still listed as a “threatened” species. The USF Health college is training veterinary physicians through innovative research […]

Doctoral student Nnadozie Emechebe wins 2017 SAS Junior Professional Award

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Originally from Nigeria where he worked as a pharmacist for three years, USF College of Public Health doctoral student Nnadozie Emechebe came to the COPH four years ago to earn his MPH. Upon graduating with his MPH in 2015, Emechebe worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb as a senior analyst. Now a first-year doctoral student in the […]

MCH Train-A-Bull program welcomes inaugural cohort of undergrad scholars

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Twelve undergraduate students from various colleges across USF have been accepted into a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Pipeline Training Program, known as MCH Train-A-Bull, at the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health (CFH). The two-year program provides mentorship, training and guidance for underrepresented undergraduate students from economically, educationally disadvantaged, […]

Cost of neurological diseases in U.S. approaching $800 billion a year

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University of South Florida study shows research investment critical to prevent destabilizing economic impact More Americans are living longer and surviving chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer. Ironically, this triumph is also leading to a drastic rise in neurological disorders, which disproportionately attack the elderly. Clifton Gooch, MD, professor and chair of the Department […]