Posts Tagged ‘Lauri Wright’

Alumna Lauren Vance fills bellies and hearts through Meals on Wheels [VIDEO]

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If you heard USF’s College of Public Health alumna Lauren Vance singing to herself about rice and beans as she packs her car, you might think she’s a little too excited for lunch. But to the hundreds of community members who receive a hot meal daily through Meals on Wheels of Tampa, Vance’s passion and […]

The new look of hunger

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There is a new face to those who lack access to affordable, nutritious food, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Lauri Wright. “When people think of food insecure hunger, they think of the commercials they see on TV of starving children with skinny arms and distended bellies, but what it looks like today […]

USF offers first Florida programs in genetic counseling and nutrition

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The College of Public Health is the first in Florida to offer MSPH concentration in genetic counseling and MPH concentration in nutrition and dietetics The USF College of Public Health continues to step up its academic game by offering two master of public health concentrations in genetic counseling and nutrition and dietetics. Deborah Cragun, assistant […]

COPH researchers investigate HIV/AIDS among indigenous Latin American populations

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Researchers at the USF College of Public Health have begun exploratory research examining HIV/AIDS in indigenous populations in Ecuador, Panama and Belize. Using syndemic theory as their lens, they are investigating factors impacting the spread of HIV/AIDS in each community, according to principle investigator Dr. Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, assistant professor in the Department of Community and […]

Dr. Lauri Wright examines the impact of home-delivered meals for the elderly

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“Seniors that are malnourished are weaker, have less functionality and more hospital admissions,” said Dr. Lauri Wright, assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health. “It’s not a good course.” As an advocate of the Older Americans Act, Dr. Wright decided it was time to gather more tangible […]

Five COPH professors awarded seed grants for women’s health research

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One of many ways USF Health continually supports faculty research is through seed grants. The USF Health Women’s Health Collaborative has announced its 2015 seed grants for research on women’s health topics, and five College of Public Health professors are among the 10 recipients. The collaborative awards the grants on merit based on reviews of […]

Tips on how to be realistic with and successful in keeping New Year’s resolutions

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Lauri Wright, a registered dietitian and assistant professor at the University of South Florida, knows a thing or two about New Year’s resolutions. Forty-five percent of Americans make resolutions at the beginning of the year, she said, but only 8 percent manage to keep them. “Number one resolution: Losing weight,” she said. Stacey Scheckner, a […]