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COPH research study associates firearm and motor vehicle injuries with higher medical costs

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Emergency medical services (EMS) teams routinely triage patients based on the severity of their injuries. But sometimes, says a new study conducted by USF College of Public Health (COPH) researchers, that triaging can go too far. The study, “Association of mechanism of injury with overtriage of injured youth patients as […]

Concussion is a leading cause of injury for children in recreational sports

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Elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports are at greater risk of concussion than most other sports-related injuries. A new study published in PLOS ONE focused on children 5-11 years old who play recreational football, soccer and baseball/softball. Karen Liller, PhD, professor of community and family health at the […]

Is gun violence a political or public health issue? Parkland school shooting survivors speak out

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On June 11, the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Activist Lab, in partnership with USF Health, hosted a gun violence prevention and advocacy presentation. Speakers at the event were David Hogg and Emma González, two students who survived the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High […]

Dr. Karen Liller coauthors paper on lack of firearms safety and injury research

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June is Firearm Safety Month Firearms are a hot topic these days. Firearms injury and safety funding? Not so much—at least not yet. That’s because, say experts like Dr. Karen Liller, a USF College of Public Health professor of community and family health who specializes in injury prevention, there’s a lack […]