Posts Tagged ‘Epidemiology’

Alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan publishes research on rare musculosketetal birth defect

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While smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems for developing babies, such as preterm birth, low birth rate and birth defects of the lip and mouth, could there also be an association to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a rare musculoskeletal birth defect? USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan is investigating […]

COPH well-represented at Summer Teaching Symposium

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Each year, USF’s Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) holds its Summer Teaching Symposium (STS). STS is a two-day event in which faculty and teaching assistants from around campus immerse themselves in the latest teaching and learning strategies. They also discuss and exchange teaching ideas and best practices. This year’s theme was teaching the […]

Recent COPH graduate accepts Yale post-doc fellowship

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There hasn’t been a lot of downtime for Malinee Neelamegam. In May, she received her PhD in epidemiology from the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Shortly after, she left for Malaysia, where she’s from, to begin work as a post-doc fellow with the Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) program, funded by the National Institutes […]

USF #3 among grad schools producing Peace Corps Volunteers

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Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, over 500 USF alumni have served in the organization—and many have come from the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Currently, 16 USF alumni from a variety of programs across the USF system are volunteering for the Peace Corps in countries around the world. This is the […]

Worth a shot: COPH students advocate for childhood immunization on Capitol Hill

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Vaccines and immunizations have become a hot—and somewhat controversial—topic in the United States recently. But despite the debate, childhood vaccines remain an important part of maintaining herd immunity among the general population. Herd immunity occurs when a significant portion of the population is vaccinated against a disease, thereby limiting its spread. Katherine Lesser, a second-year […]

COPH alum improves outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate Dr. Jennifer Blythe Permuth has devoted much of her career to the study of pancreatic cancer. And the reasons are both professional and personal. “I began my career as a genetic counselor, and I counseled numerous families affected by pancreatic cancer,” said Permuth. “I wanted to be able […]

Former USF COPH student—now an MD—advocates for women’s health

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Dr. Elise Diamond, who earned her MPH in biostatistics and epidemiology from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in 2012, has taken her passion for women’s health and transformed it into a successful career as an obstetrician-gynecologist medical resident and women’s health advocate. Diamond spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Maryland, […]

Dr. Kevin Kip named 2018 AAAS Fellow for “extraordinary achievements in science”

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In recognition of his leadership, pioneering research and distinguished service, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Dr. Kevin Kip, an epidemiology and biostatistics professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), a 2018 Fellow. Kip became an AAAS Fellow in the Medical Sciences Section. The announcement was made November […]