Posts Tagged ‘HPV’

Religion associated with HPV vaccination rate for college women

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It’s been more than a decade since a vaccine was introduced to prevent contraction of human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends patients start receiving the vaccine between ages 11 and 12, with catch-up vaccination recommended for certain groups through age […]

Dr. Ellen Daley publishes HPV related articles in two major journals

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Ellen Daley, professor and associate dean of research and practice, is getting the word out on human papillomavirus (HPV). She had an article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) in January and is having commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics […]

Dentists key to discussing risk of HPV-related cancers with their patients

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. While vaccines are helping stop its spread, HPV is still the cause of 72 percent of oropharyngeal cancers, which impact the base of the tongue, tonsils and walls of the pharynx. “Given the alarming increase of HPV-attributable […]

Dr. Ellen Daley and team examine health literacy and HPV prevention

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Dr. Ellen Daley, associate dean for research and practice at the USF College of Public of Health recently spoke to several hundred dentists and dental hygienists at the American Dental Association meeting in Atlanta about the connection between human papillomavirus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancers. Rates of HPV-related oral cancers are rising at alarming rates, making […]

USF represented at the 31st International Papillomavirus in South Africa

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The International Papillomavirus Society hosted the 31st International Papillomavirus conference in South Africa in March, showcasing the latest research in HPV related topics from researchers and experts from around the world. This conference aims to facilitate research on human and animal papillomaviruses and their associated diseases, and to promote the translation of research results into new […]

Dr. Alicia Best awarded two grants to study effects of HPV

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“There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in public health. Accordingly, the more we learn about unique subpopulations of cancer survivors, the better prepared we will be to improve the quality of life of all cancer survivors,” Dr. Alicia Best said. Best, an USF College of Public Health assistant professor in the Department […]

Dr. Shitaldas Pamnani ready to take on the medical field

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Originally from a small town in Madhya Pradesh, India, Dr. Shitaldas Pamnani completed his bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery (MBBS degree) in Surat, India, in 2008, before moving stateside to earn his MPH in 2011. While pursuing his master’s degree, his advisors motivated him to go for his PhD in epidemiology, which is when […]

COPH makes an impact at the American Academy of Health Behavior Conference

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The American Academy of Health Behavior conference, held Feb. 21-24 in Ponte Vedra, had a heavy USF College of Public Health presence. Doctoral students and faculty from the Department of Community and Family Health presented ten posters during the evening poster sessions at the conference.   Four of the posters presented were a result from […]