Posts Tagged ‘HIV’

Nicole Elinoff attends Facebook Communities Summit

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As the sexual minority health coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Orlando, Fla., USF College of Public Health graduate student Nicole Elinoff understands the power of social media. A full-time employee and MPH student who commutes from Tampa to Orlando—something she describes as a “short-term struggle for long-term gain”—she practices her passion of […]

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 Ecuador, Reina has undertaken a […]

COPH doctoral student attends NIH research course

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DeAnne Turner, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student in community and family health, wasn’t exactly sure about her chances of getting selected to attend the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) prestigious clinical and translational research course. After all, Turner is in the social and behavioral science field, with a focus on HIV and […]

What’s behind the alarming spike in HIV infections in Panama?

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In May, USF College of  Public Health alumna and research professor Arlene Calvo participated in a National Public Radio interview about the rise in HIV infections in Panama. What follows is an excerpt of that story. A short man with a ponytail peeks through a crack in a sheet-metal fence, calling out to see if […]

Dr. Stephanie Marhefka and students curb smoking in people living with HIV through video groups

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Tobacco use among people living with HIV (PLWH) is a public health problem, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, an associate professor of community and family health. “People living with HIV are more likely to die due to non-HIV causes than due to HIV-related complications,” she said. Her research, “Meeting Our […]

Dr. Stephanie Marhefka examines sexual health communication among girls living with HIV

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World AIDS Day is December 1 “Adolescents are often very in tune to subtle cues, so if the person speaking to them is nervous or uncomfortable, they will likely know,” said Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health. She explored sexual health communication for adolescent […]

Doctoral student Dr. Fahad Mukhtar published in JAMA Oncology

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Dr. Fahad Mukhtar’s research “Change in Pattern of Secondary Malignancies following Kaposi sarcoma in the era of Anti-Retroviral Therapy,” published in JAMA Oncology examines how tumors that develop after Kaposi sarcoma have changed over the course of the last four decades; before and after the development of effective […]

Peace Corps volunteer Ruth Sanon reports from Cameroon

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USF College of Public Health graduate student Ruth Sanon is serving as a Peace Corps (PC) volunteer in Cameroon where she recently took part in a week long ‘HIV Boot Camp.’ The boot camp, according to Sanon, allowed PC volunteers to present and exchange best practices, learn about the evolving nature of the HIV pandemic, […]