Posts Tagged ‘oral health’

USF Health students work together to address health needs in Jamaica

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USF College of Public Health students in the International Health Service Collaborative (IHSC), an interdisciplinary mix of USF Health students, faculty and professionals who work to promote health in underserved communities abroad, spent their annual week-long service trip in Jamaica this March.   This was the first time the group volunteered in Jamaica thanks to […]

PhD student Stacey Griner addresses oral health literacy

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month “There is very little research about dental and oral health among college students and on university campuses,” Stacey Griner said. “So I decided to use my training in dental hygiene to learn more about the dental needs of students and identify areas that can be improved.” Griner, a registered […]

COPH makes an impact at the American Academy of Health Behavior Conference

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The American Academy of Health Behavior conference, held Feb. 21-24 in Ponte Vedra, had a heavy USF College of Public Health presence. Doctoral students and faculty from the Department of Community and Family Health presented ten posters during the evening poster sessions at the conference.   Four of the posters presented were a result from […]

Honors College Student wins Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

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Lynn Le, a recent USF Honors College graduate, was a recipient of an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award, which was given to the top five percent of students based on their professional mannerisms and oral and poster presentations at the 2015 USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium on April 9. Last fall, Le was searching […]

New Associate Dean Rita DeBate ready to build her wings

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Dr. Rita DeBate, newly appointed associate dean of USF’s College of Public Health, completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the State University of New York at Geneseo intent on tackling eating disorders. Beginning her graduate studies in clinical psychology, she had a revelation:  She wanted to work in prevention, not treatment, but didn’t know […]

Dr. Cheryl Vamos and colleagues report on a preventive child oral health intervention among dental providers

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Public Health researcher Dr. Cheryl Vamos and colleagues report on the impact of the Baby Oral Health Program (bOHP), an intervention intiative, on dental providers’ knowledge, values, confidence and practice behaviors regarding preventive oral health care to young children (<3 years). The study also assessed the feasibility and satisfaction of the bOHP among dental providers […]

Four awards in two weeks for women’s health

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In the first two weeks of July, the Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health learned it will receive four grants. The awards are funded by the National Institutes of Health, Girls on the Run International and the American Cancer Society. Founded in 2012, CTR-WH is an innovative multidisciplinary academic and community partnership committed to […]