Posts Tagged John Adams

USF COPH undergrad Endora Ankrah’s firsthand experience with malaria

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World Malaria Day is April 25. She was in the third grade when it hit her the hardest. She missed a month of school while hospitalized in a battle to overcome malaria. USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Endora Ankrah, a second-year health sciences major, has had multiple firsthand encounters […]

Immune response to malaria vaccines differs for each sex

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World Malaria Day is April 25. Sex and immune genes play a critical role in how one may respond to Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) vaccines, according to USF College of Public Health Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research post-doctoral fellow Dr. Sai Lata De. De’s research, “Variable immunogenicity of a […]

USF Health-led global team searches for vaccine to prevent P. vivax malaria

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World Malaria Day is April 25. With the support of a five-year, $4.86-million National Institutes of Health grant, Distinguished University/USF Health Professor John Adams, PhD, leads a team of international researchers focused on accelerating the discovery of a vaccine against Plasmodium vivax malaria, a major global health problem. The new grant from the […]

USF researchers present progress and promise of COVID-19 seed grant projects

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In April 2020, as the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping across Florida and the United States, USF Research & Innovation working with faculty members and college and department leadership to launch a first-of-its kind funding effort to jump start research into the disease and its impact. The […]

New year brings new changes to the COPH

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December is a month of endings and beginnings on college campuses. Last December, in addition to graduating 263 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, the USF College of Public Health said goodbye to three longtime faculty, Drs. Barbara Orban, Kate Wolfe-Quintero and Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano, along with staff member, Mary Johnson. “We have been fortunate […]

USF Health experts, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor present COVID-19 Town Hall

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A panel of USF Health experts, along with the Honorable Jane Castor, mayor of Tampa, will participate in a COVID-19 roundtable discussion followed by a 30-minute virtual audience Q&A session.  This virtual event will be broadcast from Busch Gardens Tampa on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. The COVID-19 Town […]

35th Anniversary Spotlight: USF Genomics Program serves as ‘building block’ for public health breakthroughs

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Since its inception in 2018, the USF Genomics Program has been an interdisciplinary program leveraging the diversity of USF’s faculty expertise to integrate genomic approaches to understanding global health issues. The USF Genomics Program is a multi-college program directed by Dr. John Adams, distinguished university professor, that operates through the […]

Genomics program hosts first ever Iron Hack

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More than 50 students, researchers, professors, and clinicians came together as part of the first-ever NIH/USF Biohackathon and Symposium—also called Iron Hack—sponsored by the USF genomics program. The event’s aim was to learn about rare blood diseases and build tools to improve the lives of people living with these conditions. […]