Posts Tagged ‘opioid’

Danish Syed Hasan is first undergrad to earn Outstanding Alumni Award

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Danish Syed Hasan, who received his BSPH from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in 2017, is a 2019 COPH Outstanding Alumni, one of three selected this year. Hasan is the first person without a public health graduate degree to be given the award. The award—which recognizes the significant global and domestic impact COPH […]

“Doing the best for our patients”: statewide NAS initiative launches


The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Initiative, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (FPQC) latest infant-focused project, kicked off on Thursday, November 8, 2018.  Teams from 32 hospitals, along with representatives from the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Nurse-Family Partnership Florida, Healthy Families Florida, and Florida Hospital Association met in Orlando to learn about the background […]

COPH doctoral student focuses research on solutions to local opioid deaths

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According to the CDC, an average of 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. And some communities are harder hit than others. Anne Powell, a toxicology and risk assessment PhD student in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), is attempting to gain a better understanding of local victims of opioid overdoses by […]

Public health study shows impact of opioid epidemic on children varies by state

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A new report released by the Drug Enforcement Administration finds most overdose deaths are caused by prescription drugs, including opioids. While opioid abuse continues to plague certain states more than others, each state is unique in how it attempts to stem the crisis and its effect on families. These differences have resulted in significant variation […]

Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care

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USF College of Public Health researcher leads newly published Florida study The study published in the January 2018 issue of Health Affairs found an association between the rate of opioid prescriptions in Florida and the number of children removed from their homes due to neglect. The opioid epidemic has become so severe it’s considered a […]

Dr. Russell Kirby tracks neonatal abstinence syndrome in the opioid epidemic

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month An increasing number of infants are being born with a syndrome resulting from exposure to opioids while in the womb, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Russell Kirby. However, he says tracking it has become a new challenge. Infants born to mothers who used opioids or […]