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COVID-19 popularized telemedicine, but how satisfied are doctors, patients with the model?

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COVID-19 and the lockdown orders it ushered in prevented many people—including pregnant women, who rely on regularly scheduled medical checkups for safe deliveries and healthy babies—from accessing health care.  To fill a need, USF Health initiated telemedicine appointments for obstetric patients at the beginning of the pandemic. “Because the obstetric […]

PhD candidate Marlene Joannie Bewa is “Charging Upward”

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral candidate Marlene Joannie Bewa was recently recognized for her many accomplishments and skills in the second-annual women’s edition of Tampa Magazines “Women to Watch 2022.” Bewa is a medical doctor and winner of both a USF Outstanding Young Alumni Award and Golden Bull […]

COPHers strive to reduce suicides by “Growing Hope”

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It’s not hard to see how suicide is a public health issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one person dies by suicide every 11 minutes in this country. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and certain groups, including young […]

PhD student Zailing Xing examines childbearing and cardiovascular disease risk

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Does childbearing increase a woman’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life? That is the question second-year USF College of Public Health PhD student Zailing Xing highlighted in her poster, “Parity and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women Over 45 Years in the United States: NHANES 2007-2018,” at this […]

Doctoral student Erik Ruiz urges shift from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’ with HIV

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Thanks to an increase in the widespread use of antiretroviral therapy (ART)—an HIV treatment regimen of medications—a large proportion of those living with HIV are now older than 50 years old, especially in developed countries like the U.S., according to USF College of Public Health doctoral student Erik Ruiz. However, […]

COPH welcomes 416 graduates to the field of public health

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“This group of students have persevered under unprecedented circumstances. Their worlds were flipped upside down and they have hung in there, learning in new ways since March of 2020. Many of these graduates were working while they attended school and continue to do so on the front lines of the […]