Posts Tagged health sciences

The COPH graduates 629 public health heroes

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“You leave us at the most tumultuous time in the past 100 years. Your educational journey was like no other. Almost two years ago we all pivoted almost overnight to fully remote learning. We asked you to help us, and you did. You modeled good behavior, followed all the rules […]

Nearly 40 percent of high schoolers have had sex, yet STI knowledge is low

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April is STI Awareness Month According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 38 percent of high school students surveyed in 2019 have had sexual intercourse, and half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported each year occur in those age 15-24.  Yet, despite the […]

Alumna drives home occupational safety

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Originally from Orlando, Fla., USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumna Samantha Thacker moved to Tampa, Fla., to pursue her dual undergraduate degrees in public health and health sciences in 2012. “I was interested in public health after I heard how it focuses on health prevention rather than fixing health […]

Surgical residents typically train on pig skin. Is there a better material?

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Eleanor Tung-Hahn, now a USF College of Public Health (COPH) health sciences student, was a volunteer research assistant at Loyola University in Chicago when she was tasked by her mentors in the school’s dermatology department to help find an alternative to porcine (pig) skin for surgical training. “Trainees often complained […]

COPH welcomes 416 graduates to the field of public health

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“This group of students have persevered under unprecedented circumstances. Their worlds were flipped upside down and they have hung in there, learning in new ways since March of 2020. Many of these graduates were working while they attended school and continue to do so on the front lines of the […]

Six COPH undergrads invited to join Phi Beta Kappa

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Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society for the liberal arts and sciences, recently invited six USF College of Public Health (COPH) students to become members.  Only 10 percent of American colleges and universities have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The USF chapter—now two years […]

USF COPH undergrad Endora Ankrah’s firsthand experience with malaria

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World Malaria Day is April 25. She was in the third grade when it hit her the hardest. She missed a month of school while hospitalized in a battle to overcome malaria. USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Endora Ankrah, a second-year health sciences major, has had multiple firsthand encounters […]

COPH gets its own Living Learning Community [VIDEO]

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New for fall 2021: Bulls in Health, a Living Learning Community (LLC) dedicated solely to USF College of Public Health (COPH) students. Previously, public health/health sciences majors shared an LLC with nursing students. But with interest in public health at an all-time high (thanks, at least in part, to the […]