Posts Tagged ‘Hillsborough County’

Concussion is a leading cause of injury for children in recreational sports

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Elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports are at greater risk of concussion than most other sports-related injuries. A new study published in PLOS ONE focused on children 5-11 years old who play recreational football, soccer and baseball/softball. Karen Liller, PhD, professor of community and family health at the University of South Florida College […]

COPH students help expand “health” options through the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan

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Imagine you’re living paycheck to paycheck and you suddenly lose your job —and your health insurance. What then? The USF College of Public Health (COPH) and its students have long played a vital role in helping to provide health care to those in the community who need it most. College faculty, community leaders and advocates […]

COPH doctoral student recognized by the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance Task Force

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Amy Gatto, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student concentrating in health services research, has received a Community Recognition Award from the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) Task Force. Gatto, who has been a member of the HCADA’s Tobacco-Free Partnership since 2015 and its chair since 2017, was lauded for her “leadership and selfless […]

Seven COPH students receive proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners

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Seven USF College of Public Health students received a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). They were recognized in January for their work with Hillsborough County Health Care Services’ Healthy Living Program during the 2017 State of the Opioid Crisis in Hillsborough County Summit on September 26.  The daylong summit addressed this rising public health issue by featuring medical, mental health and law enforcement officials.  Somer Burke, COPH’s […]

Helping One Another: USF Comes Together for Hurricane Irma

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Before, during and after the storm, many offered helping hands and shelter As Hurricane Irma churned toward Florida’s west coast area last week, USF Bulls did not just hunker down or evacuate in preparation for the monster storm. They rallied big time.   USF employees spent countless hours planning for and responding to the storm […]

Undergraduates help count Tampa homeless

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A group of USF College of Public Health undergraduate students hit the streets to help count the homeless during the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) annual point-in-time count. Seventeen students, led by Elizabeth Dunn, adjunct instructor in the Department of Global Health at the USF College of Public Health, participated in the county-wide effort counting […]

Dr. Karen Liller scores with sports injury prevention research in Hillsborough County

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Karen Liller, professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, collaborated with Dr. Barbara Morris, director of sports medicine and performance at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and other researchers including PhD student Yingwei Yang, to examine and report sports injuries among high school athletes in Florida. Her report, […]