Posts Tagged Katherine Drabiak

Word! Media turns to COPH faculty, alums to explain coronavirus prevalence, prevention, policies

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COVID-19: COPH students, faculty and alums on the front lines When the world is in throes of a pandemic, public health professionals kick into high gear. And the students, faculty and alumni of the USF College of Public Health are no exception. COPHers around the country have been called into […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak publishes two papers on genome editing

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Genome editing of human embryos—or making changes to cells to alter a person’s DNA—is portrayed as a way to prevent inheritable genetic diseases and better ensure the birth of healthy babies. And who doesn’t want that? But, according to the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Katherine Drabiak, an […]

Health risks and the herbicide Roundup: How litigation helps weed through claims

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Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed and grass killer Roundup, has become the most widely used agricultural pesticide in the world. And as its use has exploded, so, too, have claims—and subsequent lawsuits—aiming to link the chemical to certain cancers, birth defects and other health hazards. Dr. Katherine Drabiak, […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak examines the use of medication assisted treatment in fight against opioid addiction

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The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioids (e.g., fentanyl, oxycodone) and heroin. Some experts and federal policy makers think medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the most effective way to treat opioid addiction and use. Others, such as Dr. Katherine Drabiak, […]

From campus to the community: COPH faculty report on 2018 community engagement endeavors

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty members presented to staff, fellow faculty and local partners highlights from their 2018 community collaborations. Engagement plays a strong role in the COPH’s mission “to provide excellence in public health education, leadership, advocacy, research and service.” The year-in-review event, held in December at […]