Posts Tagged ‘Puerto Rico’

Deidre Orriola and colleagues turn disaster-relief mission into research paper

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Forty-five days after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, Deidre Orriola, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty instructor, health educator and alumna, traveled to the municipality of Vega Baja on the island as part of a nongovernmental disaster medical team (DMT). The interdisciplinary team consisted of Dr. Jessica Gordon, a pediatric nurse practitioner […]

USF #3 among grad schools producing Peace Corps Volunteers

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Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, over 500 USF alumni have served in the organization—and many have come from the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Currently, 16 USF alumni from a variety of programs across the USF system are volunteering for the Peace Corps in countries around the world. This is the […]

Deidre Orriola earns Hispanic Heritage Award

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Deidre Orriola, a USF College of Public Health alumna, faculty instructor II, health educator and lactation counselor, spent a week last year in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico as part of a collaborative disaster-relief committee including members of USF Health, Moffitt Cancer Center, and the public and private sector in Puerto Rico. In recognition of her service—which […]

How do natural disasters impact access to health care?

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That’s a question Dr. Troy Quast, USF College of Public Health (COPH) associate professor of health policy and management, examined in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And now, again, in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This time the research will focus on Puerto Rico and how residents with breast and colon cancer have […]

COPHers study public health in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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If ever there was a ground zero for studying disaster management, it is Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In May an interdisciplinary team of students from USF’s College of Public Health and its Sunshine Education and Research Center (ERC) traveled with faculty advisors Dr. Anthony Masys, associate professor of global disaster management, […]

Alumna Deidre Orriola breaks down classroom walls

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As a faculty instructor II at the USF College of Public Health, COPH alumna Deidre Orriola is helping undergraduate students live outside the box and gain a global perspective in public health issues abroad. “I really love seeing students make new connections and discover their passions within the public health discipline,” Orriola said. Originally from […]

Adelmarie Bones’ new titles, alumna and firm partner

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Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, USF College of Public Health alumna Adelmarie Bones started practicing industrial hygiene after graduating with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus in 2007. After working in the field for five years, Bones wanted to gain more expertise in the area of industrial hygiene by […]

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 […]