Posts Tagged ‘Jean Paul Tanner’

Chiles Symposium brings the opioid epidemic to the forefront of public health emergencies

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The 2019 Annual Chiles Lecture and Symposium at the USF College of Public Health took place on April 12. The mission and aim of the event focused on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and opioid use among mothers and the impact it has on their newborn babies. The COPH’s Chiles Center aims to promote optimal health […]

Birth certificates missing the mark on birth defects

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Birth certificates are not effectively capturing birth defects, according to a new study conducted by public health researchers. Their findings, “Evaluation of the Sensitivity and Accuracy of Birth Defects Indicators on the 2003 Revision of the U.S. Birth Certificate: Has Data Quality Improved?” has been published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. USF College of Public […]

COPH researchers investigate the association of air pollution and risk of birth defects

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High levels of fine particulate air pollutants are associated with several select congenital heart defects and the highest level of benzene links to increased prevalence of orofacial clefts, a new USF College of Public Health study found. The clinical significance of the environmental factors in the risk for birth defects requires more study, however, because several […]

COPH researchers publish on birth defects surveillance

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USF’s College of Public Health faculty and staff, together with the Florida Department of Health, have recently published a manuscript titled, “The Accuracy of Hospital Discharge Diagnosis Codes for Major Birth Defects: Evaluation of a Statewide Registry With Passive Case Ascertainment.” Published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, the study explores the […]

FBDR statewide meeting figured prominently in National Birth Defects Prevention Month

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One of the highlights of National Birth Defects Prevention Month was the Florida Birth Defects Registry statewide meeting held Jan. 8-9 at the Doubletree Westshore Hotel in Tampa. With the USF College of Public Health as its driving force, the registry’s third statewide meeting gathered some 50 attendees from across the state to explore implications […]

COPH researchers report on perinatal outcomes and hospital costs

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USF College of Public Health researchers Jean Paul Tanner, Drs. Jason Salemi, Russell Kirby, Hamisu Salihu, and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “Perinatal Outcomes and Hospital Costs in Gastroschisis Based on Gestational Age at Delivery.” The study is in the recent issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. An epidemiology and statistical data analysis manager for the […]