Posts Tagged ‘Miguel Reina Ortiz’

243 graduates of the COPH are urged to innovate, get out of comfort zone

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On May 2, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduated 243 students. One hundred twenty-nine of them received a bachelor of science in public health. The other 114 were graduate students. Eleven received doctorate degrees; 86 received master’s degrees. Undergraduate Send-Off The day’s festivities began in the morning. Undergraduates receiving their BSPH degrees flooded […]

COPH professor works to solve HIV epidemic in Ecuador

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Dr. Miguel Reina Ortiz, an alumnus and assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), is following his passion for global health by conducting research on HIV along the Ecuadorian coast. Along with Dr. Ricardo Izurieta, an associate professor of global health who completed his medical degree in Ecuador, Reina has undertaken a […]

Public health research seeks to understand how natural disasters impact spread of Zika

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USF researchers explore explosion of Zika after the 2016 Ecuadorean earthquake and what it tells us about emergency preparedness On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the South American country of Ecuador. It was the most severe seismic event in nearly 40 years – killing roughly 700 people and displacing more than 70,000. […]

Diego Samot-Bidot discusses state of arboviruses and Zika in Puerto Rico

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“My passion in public health is to study and mitigate contagious diseases transmitted by fluids and vectors in vulnerable and minority groups,” said Diego Samot-Bidot, a research fellow in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health. He spoke at a Summer Lunch-N-Learn sponsored by the Public Health Student Association (PHSA) and the […]

COPH researchers investigate HIV/AIDS among indigenous Latin American populations

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Researchers at the USF College of Public Health have begun exploratory research examining HIV/AIDS in indigenous populations in Ecuador, Panama and Belize. Using syndemic theory as their lens, they are investigating factors impacting the spread of HIV/AIDS in each community, according to principle investigator Dr. Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, assistant professor in the Department of Community and […]

Ebola: from fever to fever and from victory to victory

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Article original submitted in Spanish to “Diario La Hora Esmeraldas” on Oct 22nd, 2014. Edited to be relevant for public in the US on Nov 4, 2014. The world is keenly observing the development of a new chapter in the epic drama of the battle between human being and microorganisms with astonishment. Microorganisms are responsible […]