Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

COPH visiting professor studies factors influencing youth violence

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National Youth Violence Prevention Week is April 8-12 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Every day in this country, 13 young people are victims of a homicide. Nearly 33 percent of high school kids have been in a physical fight in the last year. Roughly 16 percent of high schoolers have carried […]

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 support the treatment of anxiety […]

Behavioral health students share 10 tips for stressing less

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month Final exams. The fight you had with a friend. The overdue electric bill. Stress—that physical, emotional and mental tension you feel—is everywhere. And the USF COPH is no exception. According to the American Institute of Stress, roughly three-quarters of Americans feel the physical and mental effects of stress on […]

Dr. Troy Quast examines diabetes care to children displaced by Hurricane Katrina

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September is National Preparedness Month. It has been 10 years since a category five hurricane, stretching 400 miles across with sustained winds of more than 100 miles per hour, battered the state of Louisiana, displacing residents from their homes. Following Hurricane Katrina, temporary emergency state Medicaid waivers were established to provide short-term insurance to dislocated […]

Aisha Bhimla ties together social and public health for goals of equity

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When Toronto native Aisha Bhimla entered the USF College of Public Health, she was uncertain where her interests in global health and social determinants of epidemiology would take her. “I was unsure about where specifically I wanted to end up with my MPH degree,” she said.  “I generally wanted to gain skills that would allow […]

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Intends To Support Youth Mental Health Initiative

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Starting on the local level to help answer a national need, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners intends to support a youth mental health initiative with funding from Hillsborough County Health Care Plan. The potential initiative is led by USF Health faculty members Dr. Adam Lewin (lead investigator), Dr. Alison Salloum and Dr. Eric […]