Posts Tagged ‘Ecuador’

COPH professor works to solve HIV epidemic in Ecuador

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Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz, an alumnus and assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), is following his passion for global health by conducting research on HIV along the Ecuadorian coast. Along with Dr. Ricardo Izurieta, an associate professor of global health who completed his medical degree in Ecuador, Reina has undertaken a […]

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. […]

Alumna Dr. Erika Arteaga-Cruz’s passion for more ‘collective health’

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The intersection of social justice and global health has always been a calling for USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Erika Arteaga-Cruz. In her role as the health projects officer for the Belgium Socialist Party Cooperation for Development-NGO in Quito, Ecuador, she fulfills her public health passion of working with indigenous groups and women […]

COPH researchers investigate HIV/AIDS among indigenous Latin American populations

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Researchers at the USF College of Public Health have begun exploratory research examining HIV/AIDS in indigenous populations in Ecuador, Panama and Belize. Using syndemic theory as their lens, they are investigating factors impacting the spread of HIV/AIDS in each community, according to principle investigator Dr. Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, assistant professor in the Department of Community and […]

Anniversary tour goes international

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The #usfcophrocks tour is bringing leading global health experts from Ecuador, Panama, Uganda and Malaysia to the COPH for “Healthy Populations in the 21st Century: International Trends.” Sponsored by the Office of International Programs, the day includes a panel discussion and four breakout sessions led by featured speakers. The event is free and open to […]

International guests to anchor public health panel during weeklong visit

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The USF College of Public Health will host an international panel discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 27, as part of a weeklong global endeavor associated with the College’s 30th anniversary celebration. Four public health leaders will come to COPH from various parts of the world for a week of discussions, professional visits, and even some entertainment. […]

Dr. Thomsas Unnasch played a role in Ecuador’s elimination of river blindness

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Major health organizations around the world are celebrating the elimination of river blindness in Ecuador, the second Latin American nation to announce the milestone. Dr. Thomas Unnasch, chair of the Department of Global Health at the USF College of Public Health, has been involved with numerous organizations in a long fight to eliminate the disease. […]