Posts Tagged ‘Hispanic/Latino’

Alumna Ercilia Calcano honored for work in the advancement of Latinos

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USF College of Public Health alumna Ercilia Calcano, grew up going to elementary school with half a notebook and a third of a pencil. She lived in a two-bedroom home with no running water or electricity among her 10 siblings in the Dominican Republic. Despite that, she said her home was full of care and […]

COPH hosts annual luncheon with Florida Public Health Association

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Join the USF College of Public Health for several key events at the Florida Public Health Association educational conference in Orlando, July 26-29. This year’s theme is “Challenges and Strategies for a New Age in Public Health.” Network with us. On Wednesday, July 27, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, the College’s hosts its annual luncheon for […]

COPH researchers investigate HIV/AIDS among indigenous Latin American populations

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Researchers at the USF College of Public Health have begun exploratory research examining HIV/AIDS in indigenous populations in Ecuador, Panama and Belize. Using syndemic theory as their lens, they are investigating factors impacting the spread of HIV/AIDS in each community, according to principle investigator Dr. Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, assistant professor in the Department of Community and […]

COPH doctoral student plans to use degrees to benefit needy communities

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The definition of public health differs from person to person.  To some, the study concerns the overall population’s health.  To others, it focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle.  To fourth-year PhD student Pamela Guevara, public health offers an opportunity to reach out to the sometimes overlooked communities in today’s world. “I truly want to reach […]