Posts Tagged ‘disaster management and humanitarian relief’

Public health students help vulnerable communities get ahead of the storm

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USF College of Public Health undergraduate students were able to get out of the classroom and into the field this summer as they served some of Hillsborough County’s most vulnerable communities to help residents in building their hurricane preparedness plans.   Through the Public Health Innovation Studio summer course, launched in partnership with the Hillsborough […]

Helping One Another: USF Comes Together for Hurricane Irma

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Before, during and after the storm, many offered helping hands and shelter As Hurricane Irma churned toward Florida’s west coast area last week, USF Bulls did not just hunker down or evacuate in preparation for the monster storm. They rallied big time.   USF employees spent countless hours planning for and responding to the storm […]

Graduate student Montray Smith presents posters at pair of international conferences

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“Being a student never stops,” said USF College of Public Health graduate student Montray Smith.  “I was still doing homework in one of my classes while I was in the Netherlands.  I was on vacation, and I had the class PowerPoints and the textbook spread all over the hotel room, and I had to use […]

COPH alumni make a difference in public health through service opportunities with FEMACorps

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The USF College of Public Health’s Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief program in the Department of Global Health has partnered with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps’ FEMACorps program to provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to gain experience in the field of emergency management. AmeriCorps NCCC FEMACorps members and leaders work in […]

USF’s experts on hurricanes and weather include the College of Public Health

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USF faculty experts are ready to provide information on hurricanes ranging from storm surge to socioeconomic impact. TAMPA, Fla. (June 4, 2013) – As the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season gets underway, meteorologists from The Weather Channel list Tampa as the most vulnerable and overdue city for a hurricane. At the same time, scientists from the […]