Posts Tagged ‘March of Dimes’

From antidepressants to Zika: COPH professor talks pregnancy and birth defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month Birth defects are a huge public health challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 4.5 minutes a baby in this country is born with a birth defect. In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we posed some questions to USF College of […]

Alumna Dr. Jordana Frost finds her passion through maternal and child health

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“My practice is servant leadership aimed at achieving strategic systems change, my passion is elevating women’s voices in the field of maternal and child health,” said USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Jordana Frost. Frost graduated from Indiana University with her BS in business administration, but was introduced to public health after becoming a […]

Annette Phelps Receives March of Dimes Lawton Chiles Service Award


Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Nurse Consultant, Annette Phelps, ARNP, MSN, is the 2016 recipient of the March of Dimes Lawton Chiles Service Award. The award recognizes an individual whose work has positively influenced the advancement of maternal and child health in the state of Florida in the areas of leadership, advocacy, evidence informed interventions, collaboration, […]

FPQC Presents State and County Fact Sheets at Florida Prematurity Summit


On November 10, 2015, Florida March of Dimes partners met to hold an inaugural Prematurity Summit at the University of South Florida Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa.  Dr. Charles Lockwood, Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Vice-President for USF Health, co-chaired the event with Dr. Mary Peeples-Sheps, former […]

FPQC, March of Dimes Big 5 Kick Off Florida Antenatal Steroids Pilot Project


Since 2007, perinatal champions from five of the most populous states, CA, FL, IL, NY, and TX, which represent nearly 40% of the births in the U.S., have been working together to improve birth outcomes. Following the initial success of the Big 5 State early elective delivery pilot, (results published in Obstetrics and Gynecology Vol. […]

COPH observes World Prematurity Day with reflection and optimism

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The March of Dimes marks its annual World Prematurity Day on Monday, Nov. 17. Notably, the USF College of Public Health is home to two leaders in prematurity research, Dr. William Sappenfield and Dr. Russell Kirby. Sappenfield, professor and chair of the Department of Community and Family Health and director of the Lawton and Rhea […]

Professor Russell Kirby takes aim at health disparities with pair of published studies

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With an aim to help close health disparities, Dr. Russell Kirby, USF Distinguished Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in Community and Family Health in the College of Public Health, co-authored two studies, both of which are published in the September issue of the American Journal of Public Health. “They’re completely different projects,” Kirby said. “The […]