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Light pollution drives increased risk of West Nile virus

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Florida has experienced a relatively mild winter, which typically translates to more mosquitoes in the summer and more birds on which they can feast. If history repeats itself, it’s likely there will be an uptick in West Nile virus cases this year, especially in the outer fringes of the suburbs […]

Two COPH students awarded prestigious AOS grants

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The American Ornithological Society (AOS) recently presented two USF College of Public Health (COPH) students with awards to support their research of avian biology. The AOS is a professional organization that works to advance the scientific knowledge and conservation of birds. The awards, each totaling up to $2,500, are presented […]

PhD student authors paper on the disease dynamics of light pollution

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Meredith Kernbach, a third-year USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student in global health, was lead author on the article “Dim Light at Night: Physiological and Ecological Consequences for Infectious Disease.” The paper was published recently in the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology. The article notes that light pollution, […]