Posts Tagged Global Health

COPH hosts the 2020 USF One Health Codeathon, readies for 2021 event (VIDEO)

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The second annual USF One Health Codeathon was held last February, before the onslaught of COVID-19. What’s a codeathon? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a codeathon (aka hackathon) is an event in which “researchers and [computer program/software] coders from a variety of backgrounds … work together and […]

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 […]