Posts Tagged Ellen Kent

COPH flu shot drive gives hundreds in the community a shot in the arm

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There will likely be 1,228 fewer cases of the flu this year thanks to the efforts of the USF College of Public Health’s annual flu shot drive. Marking its 18th year for hosting the drive, the COPH welcomed a day-long steady stream of people seeking the seasonal flu vaccine as […]

Give Life Day at COPH an unqualified success

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The numbers are in from this year’s Give Life Day at COPH, the semi-annual service drive sponsored by the USF College of Public Health, and they spell success in any language. According to Ellen Kent, USF Health Service Corps coordinator, the Oct. 16 event yielded impressive numbers in every category. […]

Public Health staff claim awards in three outstanding categories

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It’s always nice to be recognized by peers. It’s even nicer when the entire University stops to pay recognition. This year, the College of Public Health’s Ellen Kent, Anne Gallacher, Rosemarie Sledge, Joel Velasco, and Brian Kirk are honored with the 2013 Outstanding Staff Award. For their extraordinary service to […]

Garden opening is fertile ground to promote nutrition and fitness to all

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Armed with fun activities and educational materials, volunteers with the USF Health Service Corps embarked on one of their first projects of the year—promoting good nutrition and fitness habits to Tampa refugees from Burma, Iraq, and several countries in Africa.   On Saturday, January 11, St. Mary’s Ethiopian Orthodox Church dedicated […]

Flu shots-R-Us

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For the first time in history, the USF College of Public Health offered it’s free Flu Shot Drive during Homecoming Week. According to event organizer Ellen Kent, MPH, more than 1,300 vaccines were administered this year—up from 1,100 in 2012. Several local radio and television stations promoted the event, including Health News Florida. Undergraduate student Elsie De Marziani reported on the flu shot drive for The Digital BullPen, the online news service of the USF School of Mass Communications. Most recently, Donna Petersen, ScD., MHS, CPH, wrote an op-ed for […]