Posts Tagged ‘global communicable disease’

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 […]

COPHers study public health in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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If ever there was a ground zero for studying disaster management, it is Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In May an interdisciplinary team of students from USF’s College of Public Health and its Sunshine Education and Research Center (ERC) traveled with faculty advisors Dr. Anthony Masys, associate professor of global disaster management, […]

Alumna Melissa Schreiber soars for study abroad

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USF College of Public Health alumna Melissa Schreiber is using her public health knowledge and passion to educate her students at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla. She later earned her MS in molecular biology and microbiology in 2008 at the University of Central Florida. While earning her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences, she was introduced […]