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COPH offers Coverdell Fellowship for returning Peace Corps volunteers

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Returned Peace Corps volunteers now have the option to become a Paul D. Coverdell Fellow at the USF College of Public Health. This graduate fellowship program awards financial assistance to returning Peace Corps volunteers pursuing an MPH or MSPH degree and will include an internship in underserved communities in Tampa […]

Peace Corps Festival celebrates USF’s growing global service commitment

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The University of South Florida commemorated National Peace Corps Week at the College of Public Health with its annual Peace Corps Festival, March 2. Returned Peace Corps volunteers shared stories and experiences from abroad, while guests sampled international dishes as they celebrated USF’s role as a top producer of Peace […]

Peace Corps service confirms Wilnie Merilien’s public health passion

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Remembering when she landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to begin her U.S. Peace Corps service, USF College of Public Health alumna Wilnie Merilien said, “I was shaking with uncertainty and apprehension, but I was following my passion.” After a competitive application process stressing applicant skills, adaptability and cross-cultural understanding, Merilien […]

Peace Corps student Anthony Nguyen speaks at international AIDS conference

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Anthony Nguyen, a Peace Corps Master’s International student from the USF College of Public Health serving in Togo, was awarded the Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice by the COPH to present his research at an international AIDS and STI conference held in Harare, Zimbabwe. The International Conference on […]

USF COPH Peace Corps volunteer, Annastesia Mims, empowers girls in Swaziland

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Her passion in life has always been to be a voice for the voiceless, to develop community partnerships and to create equality across cultures. Annastesia Mims, a USF College of Public Health global health master’s student, deployed to Swaziland, Africa in June 2014. She has been serving as a community […]

Students share research at the 2015 Geographic Information Systems Summer Poster Session

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Students representing various departments at the University of South Florida, from the College of Public Health to the College of Engineering and beyond, presented research projects using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to illustrate public health issues at the 2015 GIS Summer Poster Session on July 17 in the COPH lobby. […]