Posts Tagged ‘Florida Department of Health’

COPH grad Sophia Hector is named a leader in minority health

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Sophia Hector, who received her master’s in health policy and management from the USF College of Public Health in 2004, was recently named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health.” The National Minority Quality Forum is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations […]

PhD candidate Krys Johnson recognized for outstanding teaching

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On April 19, USF College of Public Health PhD candidate Krys Johnson received the 2018 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the health, medicine and behavioral science category. The award is presented by the USF Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. This award was established in 1998 to recognize the […]

Alumnus Dr. Jarrett Brunny makes life better for Virginia children

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USF College of Public Health graduate Dr. Jarrett Brunny is changing the game for children in coastal Virginia where he is director of United for Children, part of the nonprofit United Way of South Hampton Roads. “There are 22,000 children living in extreme poverty in the Tidewater region near Norfolk, which fits into a national […]

Policy change+ healthier food options = Fun

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Using policy change to offer healthier food options is ‘Fun’ The Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) at USF College of Public Health has used social marketing to improve health and prevent disease for more than 20 years. Under the guidance of Dr. Carol Bryant, professor emeritus, the FPRC worked with the Lexington, Ky. Tween and […]

Dr. Troy Quast to examine effects of Hurricane Katrina on senior diabetics

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Troy Quast has received an award from the NIH National Institute on Aging to examine how Hurricane Katrina affected the health of seniors with diabetes. The two-year, $74,750 grant for “Short- and Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Seniors with Chronic Conditions” will consist of retrospective data analysis using Medicare […]

Florida Dept. of Health is first to achieve national accreditation

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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has been a long standing partner of the USF College of Public Health. This year that bond grows stronger with the DOH’s recent accreditation. In March, the DOH became the first in the nation to achieve national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)’s integrated local public health […]

Community Engagement Initiative with Department of Health a success

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The yearlong Community Engagement Initiative program that began in 2014 has come to an end, but its impact in the community is here to stay. Last year, the Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough County/USF College of Public Health Community Engagement Initiative was to fund exciting and innovative projects. The partnership made grants available, allowing community agencies […]