Posts Tagged HIV

New HRSA funding to help combat COVID-19 among HIV-positive community

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The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Florida Family AIDS Network (FAN) has been awarded HRSA funding to provide additional COVID-19 testing and resources to women, infants, children and youth living with HIV and their families. The funding, provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), […]

In this time of social distancing, can research studies continue? COPH prof publishes paper on videoconferencing research protocols

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COVID-19—and the social distancing and stay-at-home measures it has forced—have upended all our lives and work. But for scientists whose study protocols call for in-person interactions, the current times are particularly challenging for research continuity. Enter videoconferencing. To help fellow researchers transition to the videoconferencing environment—an approach she’s used extensively […]

People with HIV are dying from cigarette smoking: Is video treatment the answer?

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The Great American Smokeout is November 21. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40 percent of people living with HIV are cigarette smokers—at least twice the rate of the general public. What’s more, people with HIV are less likely than others to quit smoking and […]

Recent COPH graduate accepts Yale post-doc fellowship

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There hasn’t been a lot of downtime for Malinee Neelamegam. In May, she received her PhD in epidemiology from the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Shortly after, she left for Malaysia, where she’s from, to begin work as a post-doc fellow with the Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) program, […]

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 […]

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 […]