Posts Tagged pandemic

Florida Blue Supports USF Epidemiologist’s Innovative Efforts to Track COVID-19

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University of South Florida College of Public Health Professor Edwin Michael’s arrival on campus coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, giving an innovative system he’d built to track and predict disease outbreaks its debut amid a global crisis with severe statewide implications. Now, the pandemic forecasting system has […]

What’s it like working at a testing lab during a pandemic? Two USF public health students/lab scientists give an inside look

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Jeremy Corrigan, a molecular biologist, has managed the public health laboratory in Northern California’s rural Humboldt County since 2010.  Pre COVID-19, Corrigan—a USF College of Public Health DrPH candidate in the online public health and clinical laboratory science and practice program—and his small staff did your run-of-the-mill testing and tracking. […]

COPH celebrates Summer 2020 graduates virtually

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“This group of students have persevered under unprecedented circumstances. Their spring semester was flipped upside down and they have remained in remote mode since the beginning of March. Many of these graduates were working and continue to do so on the frontlines of COVID-19 response or behind the scenes ensuring […]

USF community enhances its collaboration with the Florida Department of Health to combat COVID-19

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Nearly 100 USF students and faculty members are assisting the state of Florida in addressing the continuing need for contact tracers. When many started volunteering with the Florida Department of Health in March, there were fewer than 500 daily new cases. That number has grown exponentially, with Florida recently averaging 10,000 new […]

Various disciplines incorporating COVID-19 into lesson plans

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USF faculty members are finding palpable teaching opportunities to engage students while social distancing. Many have added the coronavirus to their syllabus, using real-life examples and online tools to meet educational requirements. “It’s disappointing to have the semester disrupted, but for the types of students that I am teaching, there […]