Posts Tagged ‘mosquito’

COPH students study community health in Indonesia

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In July, four USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate students traveled to Indonesia to take part in the “Community Participation in Public Health” course offered by Diponegoro University in Semarang. This is the first collaboration between the college and Diponegoro University, made possible by Dr. Hanifa Denny, a COPH alumna who’s now a faculty […]

USF Health researchers join Hillsborough and Pinellas County Zika prevention discussions

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Educating the public about the ways that the Zika virus is carried in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes is the primary goal of Robert Novak, PhD, professor at the USF College of Public Health Department of Global Health. In September, Novak joined a panel of a dozen city, county, transportation and tourism leaders at the Hillsborough County […]

Stress bites! USF researchers study mosquito/bird interactions

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Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution, will be bitten more often and spread more West Nile virus. When researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) and colleagues investigated how the stress hormone, corticosterone, affects how birds cope with […]

Ryan Ortega finds his love for research in the COPH

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“My practice is global communicable disease research and epidemiology, my passion is doing whatever I can to improve the health of marginalized populations and make the world a more fair and equitable place,” USF College of Public Health Ryan Ortega said. Ortega graduated from the COPH on May 6 with a master of science in […]

Mosquito species may be key to transmitting EEE virus in southeast U.S.

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USF-led study of Culex erraticus probes ecology of Eastern equine encephalitis virus, one of the most deadly mosquito-borne viruses, which can affect horses and, in rare cases, humans. The mosquito species Culex erraticus may play a more significant role in transmitting the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) in the southeastern United States than Culiseta melanura, […]

Malaria abroad inspires local contribution to the cure

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“Health is one of the major components in the vicious cycle of poverty,” said Emily Lupton, a research assistant at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health who recently authored her first publication in Parasitology International. Originally from North Carolina, Lupton earned her Master of Public Health in epidemiology and global communicable diseases […]

Fighting malaria a major research focus at the USF College of Public Health

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Three Distinguished USF Health Professors in the Department of Global Health at the USF College of Public Health – Drs. Tom Unnasch, John Adams and Dennis Kyle – are ranked among the university’s best externally-funded investigators in terms of research dollars, and two are in the top five. A major focus of their research is […]

Ryan Ortega awarded Student Research Scholarship for mosquito control thesis

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USF College of Public Health graduate student Ryan Ortega, a candidate for the master of science in public health, has been awarded the Student Research Scholarship to fund his thesis project. Ortega, whose concentration is global communicable diseases, will be examining a number of structural and environmental factors in order to determine which contribute to more […]