Posts Tagged ‘Russell Kirby’

MCHSO spring symposium focuses on reproductive justice

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Think of reproductive justice and you might think of the right to contraception or abortion. And without a doubt, the term does include those things—yet so much more—say the organizers, speakers and panelists who presided at the 9th Annual Maternal and Child Health Student Organization (MCHSO) Symposium entitled “Reproductive Justice: It’s More Than Just a […]

Dr. Russell Kirby tracks neonatal abstinence syndrome in the opioid epidemic

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month An increasing number of infants are being born with a syndrome resulting from exposure to opioids while in the womb, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Russell Kirby. However, he says tracking it has become a new challenge. Infants born to mothers who used opioids or […]

Dr. Russell Kirby is president-elect of American College of Epidemiology

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Russell Kirby, distinguished university health professor, has been elected president-elect of the American College of Epidemiology. Kirby, who is also a Marrell Endowed Chair in the Department of Community and Family Health, joined the ACE in 1993 as a member and was promoted to Fellow in 1996. The […]

State of the College Address aims for the future

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For more than 30 years, the USF College of Public Health has played an active role in advancing the public’s health—at home and around the world. While the COPH aims to focus on the future, as highlighted by Dean Donna Petersen during the State of the College Address on September 22, Petersen began by speaking […]

Birth certificates missing the mark on birth defects

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Birth certificates are not effectively capturing birth defects, according to a new study conducted by public health researchers. Their findings, “Evaluation of the Sensitivity and Accuracy of Birth Defects Indicators on the 2003 Revision of the U.S. Birth Certificate: Has Data Quality Improved?” has been published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. USF College of Public […]

Dr. Russell Kirby: folic acid awareness key to preventing neural tube defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month; Folic Acid Awareness Week is Jan. 8-14, 2017 Dr. Russell Kirby, USF distinguished professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health, has co-edited a special issue of Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, highlighting the latest […]

MCH expert sounds off on microcephaly and perinatal death

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Dr. Russell Kirby, USF distinguished professor and Marrell Endowed Chair, published two editorials in September. “Optimizing the ICD to identify the maternal condition in the cause of perinatal death overcoming challenges to create a holistic approach” appeared in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and “Population surveillance for microcephaly” appeared in the […]

Dr. Janice Zgibor improves health of populations as fellow

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USF College of Public Health’s Janice Zgibor has been accepted as a fellow in the American College of Epidemiology (ACE). “The ACE supports the discipline of epidemiology through advocacy, professional development, activities that enhance the translation of epidemiologic research into policy and promoting excellence in the field of epidemiology,” said Dr. Russell Kirby, Distinguished University […]