Posts Tagged mental health

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 […]

COPH professor helps develop campus-wide initiative to increase male mental health literacy and help-seeking behaviors

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Chances are you’ve seen those billboards talking about an insurance plan that’s right for you. Or maybe you’ve passed the posters at the mall trying to convince you to buy the latest smartphone or pair of shoes. Visual advertising is an effective marketing technique. But what if it was used, […]

As more students struggle with mental health issues, one COPH professor is recognized for work in the field

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Dr. Rita DeBate, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor, strives to make students more aware of the importance of mental health. She recently won the Weiss Writing Prize for a mental health intervention she organized on the USF campus. The Weiss Writing Prize is an honor awarded to the […]

Natasha Kurji places in statewide pitch competition addressing mental health [VIDEO]

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Natasha Kurji placed as a finalist in the Florida Blue Health Innovation Pitch competition earning a $1,000 award. The sixth annual competition, held October in Orlando, Fla. at the GuideWell Innovation Center in Lake Nona Medical City, asked competitors to pitch solutions to […]