Posts Tagged Global Health

COPH post-doc Dr. Cedric Zimmer publishes major collaborative paper on stress resiliency

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Dr. Cedric Zimmer, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) post doctoral scholar within the global and planetary health strategic area, is the lead author of the paper, “FKBP5: A Key Mediator of How Vertebrates Flexibly Cope with Adversity.”  The paper appears in the Oct. 15 edition of the journal […]

COPH around-the-globe-graduate honored with prestigious research and teaching award

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While many activities and aspects of the curriculum at the USF College of Public Health (COPH) focus on serving the local community, the school encourages its students to think beyond where they live. Many students study global health and go on to share their expertise with those in different corners […]

Dr. Max Salfinger examines ways laboratories can speed tuberculosis diagnosis

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The bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB)—a life-threatening respiratory condition spread from person to person through infected particles in the air—takes weeks-to-months to grow, making it one of nature’s slowest-growing infections. That means a patient with suspected but unconfirmed tuberculosis can remain undiagnosed, untreated, and infectious while a laboratory grows a […]

Dean Donna Petersen receives USF World’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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In November, USF World—a group that works to promote a global culture at the university—announced its 2019 Global Achievement Award winners at a celebration held during International Education Week. Dr. Donna Petersen, dean of the USF College of Public Health (COPH), received a Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the group’s […]

From Africa to Asia and back again: COPH grad travels world studying vector-borne diseases

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Dr. Ryan Tokarz, who received both his MPH and PhD in global communicable diseases from the USF College of Public Health (COPH), had a childhood dream of being a marine biologist who studied sharks. As time went on, the Lutz, Fla., native went a little off course, swapping biology for […]

Can PTSD pass from mother to baby? COPH genomics researchers aim to find out

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Twenty-five years ago, nearly one million people died in the Rwandan genocide against ethnic Tutsi. Today, 26 percent of Rwandan adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychological health condition triggered by witnessing or being involved in highly stressful events, such as natural disasters, violence or war. Drs. Monica […]

Body size and the immune system

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Can body size impact how an immune system fights disease? Does an elephant have a different immune system than a mouse? According to USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor Dr. Lynn (Marty) Martin and colleagues, it’s a subject that’s been virtually unstudied. Until now. Martin and others recently published […]