Posts Tagged ‘Lowry Park Zoo’

After nearly 50 years of combined service, two longtime COPH professors retire

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May is a month of endings and beginnings on college campuses. This May, in addition to graduating 242 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, the USF COPH said goodbye to two longtime, distinguished professors: Drs. Martha Coulter and Kathleen O’Rourke. Coulter, a professor of community and family health, has dedicated her career to improving the lives […]

Rodent vs. Elephant: Does Size Impact Immunity?

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National Science Foundation grant supports USF researchers’ new study with Lowry Park Zoo USF researchers, the College of Public Health’s Dr. Rays H.J. Jiang, will soon expand on their recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology that finds an animal’s size and lifespan could impact how their immune system reacts to parasites. While the cost […]

USF partnership with local zoo helps save manatees [VIDEO]

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They may no longer be considered “endangered,” but Florida’s growing manatee population continues to face various challenges out in the wild. However, the USF College of Public Health is coming to the rescue of these beloved sea creatures, still listed as a “threatened” species. The USF Health college is training veterinary physicians through innovative research […]

New fellowship brings public health to the zoo

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The USF College of Public Health and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo have teamed up to create the new Veterinary Public Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, an innovative teaching, research and training opportunity dedicated to the health of the animal and human populations, with an initial focus on the endangered Florida manatee. “We’re reaching out to a community […]