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Malaria expert Dr. John Adams named Distinguished University Professor

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USF Health’s global health and infectious disease researcher John H. Adams, PhD, was recently named Distinguished University Professor for 2016 for his work in malaria parasite biology that is helping lay the groundwork toward better control and vaccine development. Dr. Adams, professor in the USF College of Public Health, will […]

Student engagement is priority at global health symposium

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On May 16 the USF College of Public Health’s Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research (CGHIDR) and the USF Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation (CDDI) sponsored the 4th Annual Frontiers of Drug Discovery Symposium. The CGHIDR-CDDI program integrates USF faculty from the Departments of Global Health, Chemistry, […]

COPH researchers bite back with malaria research

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World Malaria Day is April 25. “More than 300 million worldwide are sickened by malaria each year, and about one million die,” said Steven Maher, a post-doctoral researcher at the USF College of Public Health. “For most people, the disease causes the individual to be bed stricken for days or […]

USF Health Panama provides the hub for a world of collaborative projects

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Several USF Health faculty were among leading international researchers contributing to the scientific conversation at the third Vaccinology in the Tropics Conference, hosted by USF Health in Panama in January. The two-day conference offered researchers, clinicians and public health professionals the latest scientific, clinical and practical advances in vaccine research […]

Global health team pioneers development of new antimalarial drug screening model

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A University of South Florida (USF) Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research team has demonstrated a new screening model to classify antimalarial drugs and to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. The National Institutes of Health-funded study appeared online Nov. 6 in […]

Malaria abroad inspires local contribution to the cure

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“Health is one of the major components in the vicious cycle of poverty,” said Emily Lupton, a research assistant at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health who recently authored her first publication in Parasitology International. Originally from North Carolina, Lupton earned her Master of Public Health in […]

Dr. John Adams chairs master’s thesis committee in Thailand

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The faculty of graduate studies at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, appointed Dr. John Adams of the USF College of Public Health to be chair and external examiner of the Thesis Examination Committee of Sudarat Wongidarkaarn, a master of science student in medical technology. The thesis defense examination, “The Inhibitory […]

Department of Global Health balances growth on the cutting edge

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One of the USF College of Public Health’s largest and fastest-growing departments is also its newest.  Founded in 2004, the Department of Global Health already has become one of the largest COPH departments in terms of total enrollment, said Dr. Thomas Unnasch, department chair. The department initially was formed by […]