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Coverdell Fellow Brian Richardson shares how the Peace Corps changed him

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For returned Peace Corps volunteer and current USF College of Public Health graduate student Brian Richardson, the passion for helping others began at home. He served for three years, first in Mali as a water safety and hygiene volunteer and later in Gambia as a health extension volunteer. “My dad […]

Can PTSD pass from mother to baby? COPH genomics researchers aim to find out

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Twenty-five years ago, nearly one million people died in the Rwandan genocide against ethnic Tutsi. Today, 26 percent of Rwandan adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychological health condition triggered by witnessing or being involved in highly stressful events, such as natural disasters, violence or war. Drs. Monica […]

Isabella Chan earns $15,000 PEO Scholar Award

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USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Isabella Chan has been selected as a recipient of the PEO’s Scholar Award, which she says will allow her to focus more completely on her dissertation work in Peru. Chan was 100 out 738 nominees selected to receive the $15,000 award for the […]

COPH offers Coverdell Fellowship for returning Peace Corps volunteers

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Returned Peace Corps volunteers now have the option to become a Paul D. Coverdell Fellow at the USF College of Public Health. This graduate fellowship program awards financial assistance to returning Peace Corps volunteers pursuing an MPH or MSPH degree and will include an internship in underserved communities in Tampa […]

Peace Corps Festival celebrates USF’s growing global service commitment

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The University of South Florida commemorated National Peace Corps Week at the College of Public Health with its annual Peace Corps Festival, March 2. Returned Peace Corps volunteers shared stories and experiences from abroad, while guests sampled international dishes as they celebrated USF’s role as a top producer of Peace […]

College of Public Health to collaborate with Gifu University in Japan

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dean Donna Petersen visited with faculty and leadership of Gifu University in Japan to engage in a signing ceremony finalizing an agreement for an expanded partnership. The original partnership with Gifu began in the 1980s and the latest agreement is expected to promote international […]