Posts Tagged Global Health

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 […]

COPH helps bring symposium on diplomacy, global health and national security to USF

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The USF College of Public Health (COPH) recently co-hosted the first inaugural Global Health, Diplomacy and National Security Symposium, held at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions on Feb. 28. About 100 public health professionals, military personnel, academics, students and others attended the symposium, sponsored by WUSF […]

62 COPH student scholars present at 29th annual Research Day

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More than 60 USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduate, master and doctoral students turned their passions into posters and presented at USF Health’s Research Day 2019, held February 22. All in all, three COPH postdoctoral, 27 doctoral, 30 master and two undergraduate students participated in the event. Three COPH […]

COPH professor works to solve HIV epidemic in Ecuador

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Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz, an alumnus and assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), is following his passion for global health by conducting research on HIV along the Ecuadorian coast. Along with Dr. Ricardo Izurieta, an associate professor of global health who completed his medical degree in […]

COPH graduate students take part in mock World Health Assembly

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Six USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate students traveled to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in January to take part in the 2019 American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) Regional Conference. AMWHO puts on authentic simulations of the World Health Assembly, the sole decision-making body of the […]

COPH takes part in first USF Global Health, Diplomacy and National Security Symposium

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The USF College of Public Health, in collaboration with other university entities—the Morsani College of Medicine, USF Health, the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies and the Global Citizens Project—will co-host the first annual USF Global Health, Diplomacy and National Security Symposium on Feb. 28 at the Dr. Kiran C. […]

Dr. Robert Novak participates in by-invitation-only 2018 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

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Vector-borne-disease expert Dr. Robert Novak, a USF College of Public Health professor of global health, recently returned from the 2018 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, held in October in Berlin, Germany. The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting is a scientific convening to foster collaboration among partners to solve the world’s most pressing […]