Posts Tagged ‘immunization’

Worth a shot: COPH students advocate for childhood immunization on Capitol Hill

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Vaccines and immunizations have become a hot—and somewhat controversial—topic in the United States recently. But despite the debate, childhood vaccines remain an important part of maintaining herd immunity among the general population. Herd immunity occurs when a significant portion of the population is vaccinated against a disease, thereby limiting its spread. Katherine Lesser, a second-year […]

From vaccinations to occupational health, students showcase their public health passion

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The USF Office of Graduate Studies presented its 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium on March 21 at the Marshall Student Center. The event, sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Counsel and Research One, showcased graduate students across all disciplines. This year, 17 USF College of Public Health students participated. MPH student Katherine Lesser’s research, […]

Demonstrating an immunization compliance strategy

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Lack of immunization compliance is commonly due to lack of awareness, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Jill Roberts, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Roberts’ new research, “An Evidence-Based Project Demonstrating Increased School Immunization Compliance Following a School Nurse-Initiated Vaccine Compliance Strategy” is published in The Journal of […]

Public Health joins U.S. Rep. Castor and CDC top immunization specialist to boost HPV vaccine campaign

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor today hosted the nation’s top immunizations specialist, Dr. Anne Schuchat, who warned that while recent outbreaks of infectious diseases have garnered international attention, the public should not forget about those infections like HPV that can be prevented with vaccines.  The human papilloma virus still causes thousands of deaths each year nationwide.  A safe, highly effective vaccine for […]

USF Health researchers launch immunization campaign

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A team of USF Health researchers are celebrating World Immunization Week by kicking off a campaign that focuses on immunizations. They join health advocates in 180 countries around the globe who unite to mark this occasion during the last week in April. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, World Immunization Week promotes the message that […]