Posts Tagged ‘health care’

Keeping vulnerable populations out of the hospital

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The conditions in which you live, learn, work and play can all affect your overall health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USF College of Public Health doctoral student Nnadozie Emechebe is lead author on a recent study published in The American Journal of Managed Care examining how the social determinants of […]

COPH students excel at the 23rd annual NAHSE Case Competition

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A group of USF College of Public Health students traveled to Orlando, Fla., in October to participate in the annual National Association of Health Services Executive (NAHSE) Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition. The competition is a scholarship program where graduate students in health administration, business administration and public health are invited to form teams […]

Dr. Alicia Best earns the COPH’s first ever K01 for cancer research

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“Cancer has always been at the forefront of my mind,” said USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alicia Best. She lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just fifteen. Now, she’s taking a step toward fighting back with her National Cancer Institute Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01), a first […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how access to social services reduces health care costs

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Study finds connecting patients with social services to address social determinants of health generates double-digit reduction in health care spending Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on new research finding health care spending substantially reduced when people are successfully connected to social services […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt is 2018 Excellence in Teaching Awardee

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Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the USF College of Public Health, have the opportunity to nominate a faculty member in the college for outstanding teaching. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes the outstanding contributions which a faculty member has made to student development, as well as to the quality of education within the College […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how managed care organizations address social determinants of health

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Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on a new study showing how managed care organizations can help address the social determinants of health. The research, “A Managed Care Organization’s Call Center-Based Social Support Role,” released by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. […]

Dr. Arlene Calvo attends conference on human rights issues

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Arlene Calvo, research assistant and professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, participated in the annual membership meeting of Transparency International (TI) in Berlin, Germany, Oct.12-15. Calvo is assigned to USF Health Panama at the City of Knowledge, a program that has been officially active for eleven […]