Posts Tagged ‘GIS’

Dr. Robert Novak uses drones to combat malaria in Cambodia

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Robert Novak is aiming to reduce the transmission of malaria in Cambodia with the help of drone technology. His Gates Foundation funded research is currently underway in Mekong River Subregio in Cambodia, an area Novak says is experiencing both antimalarial drug resistance, as well as mosquito insecticide resistance. “It’s […]

Dr. Thomas Unnasch receives $2.6M NIH grant to examine river blindness

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, chair of the Department of Global Health and distinguished university health professor, has been awarded an R01 grant for more than $2.6 million from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to combat onchocerciasis in Africa. Onchocerciasis, commonly known as river blindness, is an eye […]

Doctoral student Dr. Arturo Rebollón wins award at the Panamanian Public Health Society conference

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Panama-native Dr. Arturo Rebollón won a full-ride to next year’s World Federation of Public Health Associations conference (WFPHA) in April 2017 with his research project on cancer research and interactive maps. The next WFPHA conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia, and Rebollón, for one, is ready to go. “It’s the first time I’ve visited […]

Dr. Adewale Troutman partners with PolicyLink to convene centers for health equity

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The most important determinant of your life expectancy and your quality of life is your zip code, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Adewale Troutman, associate dean for Health Equity and Community Engagement. Troutman’s public health passion has been to address health equity and he has taken it a step further by establishing […]

USF Health students make life better in Panama

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With a passport, a GPS and more than 100 pounds of educational materials in hand, College of Public Health master’s student Kate LeGrand was one of 22 USF Health students ready to embark to the rural mountainside town of Chicá, Panama. In March, student volunteers from the USF International Health Service Collaborative (IHSC) spent their […]

GIS and Health Symposium call for abstracts

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The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), in partnership with the American Public Health Association, invites abstract submissions for the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium. The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities.” The event takes place June 1-3, 2016 in Washington, DC. and abstract submissions are due on […]

Students share research at the 2015 Geographic Information Systems Summer Poster Session

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Students representing various departments at the University of South Florida, from the College of Public Health to the College of Engineering and beyond, presented research projects using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to illustrate public health issues at the 2015 GIS Summer Poster Session on July 17 in the COPH lobby. It was the fifth GIS […]

Dr. Ben Jacob takes the offensive to slash river blindness [VIDEO]

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“When you see the kids who have nothing, it changes you,” said Dr. Ben Jacob, “and when you see the ones who are blind on top of it, it changes you even more.  You come back to your American life here, you cruise around town, go to McDonald’s, whatever, but you can’t help thinking about […]