Posts Tagged mental health

Dr. Rita DeBate honored for advancing student well-being

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Dr. Rita DeBate, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor and expert in student mental health, is the 2021 recipient of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Florida (NASPA-FL) Research Award.  According to the NASPA’s website, the award “recognizes the outstanding ongoing scholarly and research contributions of an […]

¡Hablemos de salud mental durante la pandemia!

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Existe mucha desinformación sobre COVID-19 en nuestras comunidades hispano parlantes tanto en Estados Unidos, Europa y Latinoamérica. Desafortunadamente, la información en el idioma español en redes sociales no es monitoreada regularmente. Hoy hablaremos sobre como la pandemia de Covid-19 ha afectado el bienestar psicológico y salud mental de comunidades de […]

Improving the mental health of babies and children: How is Florida performing?

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) associate professor Dr. Jennifer Marshall, along with colleagues from across USF, including Drs. Allison Pinto from USF’s Child Study Center and Emily Shaffer from the Morsani College of Medicine, were invited by Florida’s Office of Early Learning (OEL) to conduct a comprehensive, statewide assessment […]

An interfaith and interdisciplinary approach to build stronger communities

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In 2018, USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor Dr. Joe Bohn started organizing a community mental health and substance abuse partnership in West Central Florida named the Community & Faith Leaders Coalition. The coalition covered four Florida counties (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando) and consisted of faith leaders […]

Public health undergrad Kédrine Gayle wins USF Pageant

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) junior Kédrine Gayle is the winner of the USF Pageant. The annual pageant, which is hosted by the USF Center for Student Involvement, aims to support USF students and foster an environment of representation, belonging and community. “Apart from my amazing friends encouraging me […]

COPH doctoral student works to improve mental health of med students

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Even before the challenges of COVID-19, the mental health of medical workers was being pushed to the brink. Consider these sobering statistics: Medical students are three times more likely than their counterparts in the general population to die from suicide, reports the American […]

Turning to the gut to better understand depression

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Can the community of microbes in our digestive track influence our mental state and, if so, how? That’s a focus of study by Monica Uddin, PhD, a professor in USF’s College of Public Health, where she contributes to the Genomics Program within the Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease […]