Posts Tagged ‘Moffitt Cancer Center’

USF #3 among grad schools producing Peace Corps Volunteers

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Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, over 500 USF alumni have served in the organization—and many have come from the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Currently, 16 USF alumni from a variety of programs across the USF system are volunteering for the Peace Corps in countries around the world. This is the […]

USF honors COPH professor with Women in Leadership and Philanthropy award

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Dr. Dinorah Martinez Tyson, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) and Department of Anthropology alumna who is an assistant professor in the COPH, has been given a $5,000 Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) award from the USF Foundation, a group that connects the university with donors. Martinez Tyson was presented with the Valerie […]

COPH alum improves outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate Dr. Jennifer Blythe Permuth has devoted much of her career to the study of pancreatic cancer. And the reasons are both professional and personal. “I began my career as a genetic counselor, and I counseled numerous families affected by pancreatic cancer,” said Permuth. “I wanted to be able […]

Interdisciplinary team implements FluFIT program at Moffitt

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) in collaboration with Moffitt Cancer Center finished the second year of their FluFIT program to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates specifically using the fecal immunochemical test (FIT). CRC is the second leading cause of cancer […]

Putting passion into practice: Students live and learn health advocacy

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Students this semester have two new opportunities to immerse themselves in health advocacy. Dr. Anna Armstrong, a USF College of Public Health alumna and assistant professor of community and family health, is teaching the undergraduate course Introduction to Health Advocacy. Although this is the second time the course is being offered, it is the first time […]

Genetic counseling program welcomes inaugural class

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The USF College of Public Health officially welcomed its first class of students in the genetic counseling MSPH program this semester. The program is the first and only fully-accredited genetic counseling training program in the state and was established to meet the critical demand for certified genetic counselors in Florida, building graduate-level education in human […]

From college to congress, Juan Sanchez takes on Capitol Hill

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“From understanding the behind the scenes legislative process, to witnessing the public health efforts on the Hill, this experience changed the trajectory of my life by motivating me and providing me with insight I would have never grasped elsewhere,” USF College of Public Health undergraduate Juan Sanchez said. Sanchez completed a congressional internship over the […]

Drs. Zuber D. Mulla and Jason Salemi are recipients of the 2017 COPH Outstanding Alumni Award

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On April 5, the USF College of Public Health recognized two graduates who improve the public’s health and do it exceedingly well. This year’s recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award are Drs. Zuber D. Mulla and Jason Salemi. The presentation was part of the college’s National Public Health Week Annual Awards Ceremony. “I feel […]