Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

Alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan publishes research on rare musculosketetal birth defect

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While smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems for developing babies, such as preterm birth, low birth rate and birth defects of the lip and mouth, could there also be an association to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a rare musculoskeletal birth defect? USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan is investigating […]

Chiles Symposium brings the opioid epidemic to the forefront of public health emergencies

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The 2019 Annual Chiles Lecture and Symposium at the USF College of Public Health took place on April 12. The mission and aim of the event focused on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and opioid use among mothers and the impact it has on their newborn babies. The COPH’s Chiles Center aims to promote optimal health […]

FPQC Engages Hospitals to Address Maternal Quality Improvement

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The Terry Conference Center at Jacksonville’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center was the site of two regional maternal health trainings on June 20 sponsored by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC). In the morning, Dr. Karen Harris, Chair of ACOG District XII, and Betsy Wood, nurse consultant for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, presented clinical updates on hypertension in […]

Hypertension in Pregnancy Initiative in Cali, Colombia

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative has 33 hospitals involved working to treat all women who present with a blood pressure of 160/110 (either reading) within one hour of two elevated measurements. Because Florida’s ACOG District XII, a main supporter of FPQC quality improvement (QI) projects, also encompasses the country of Colombia, […]

FPQC conference expands perinatal care quality and knowledge

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative of the USF College of Public Health held its 2017 annual conference on April 27 and 28 in Tampa, Fla. The sixth annual conference attracted more than 220 obstetricians, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and public health and quality improvement stakeholders from across the state. Perinatal health care professionals joined a statewide conversation on improving the […]

Mid-Project Meeting Rejuvenates Hypertension in Pregnancy Initiative Hospital Teams

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On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the hospital teams from around the state participating in the FPQC Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative came together in Orlando for a one-day mid-project meeting.  The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress the teams are making in implementing the Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy bundle from the Alliance […]

Diego Samot-Bidot discusses state of arboviruses and Zika in Puerto Rico

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“My passion in public health is to study and mitigate contagious diseases transmitted by fluids and vectors in vulnerable and minority groups,” said Diego Samot-Bidot, a research fellow in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health. He spoke at a Summer Lunch-N-Learn sponsored by the Public Health Student Association (PHSA) and the […]

Florida’s Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative Launched

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s latest project aimed at reducing maternal morbidity and mortality has begun.  The focus of the Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative is to improve proper screening, diagnosis, and management of hypertensive disorders related to pregnancy. The project will emphasize timely recognition, a quick and organized response to severe hypertension cases, and proper patient […]