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Dr. Russell Kirby receives award for work in pediatric and perinatal epidemiology

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The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) recently gave USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Russell Kirby its President’s Award.  The SPER is an organization whose members share a common interest in the epidemiology of pregnancy, infancy and childhood. Kirby received the award at the group’s annual […]

March Of Dimes Recognizes USF Health Perinatal Epidemiologist Dr. Russell Kirby

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Russell Kirby, PhD, recently received the Paula Ransom Volunteer Partner Award from the March of Dimes. Kirby is a perinatal epidemiologist and a USF Health Distinguished Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the USF Health College of Public Health. The award celebrates “an individual whose commitment to the volunteer/staff partnership […]

What’s driving infant mortality rates in rural areas? Hint: It’s more than access to health care

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Rural counties have the highest infant mortality rates across the United States when compared with rates in more urban counties—but why? New research conducted by the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Russell Kirby, along with colleagues Deborah Ehrenthal and Daphne Kuo, points to a complicated picture.  The article, […]

USF supports COVID-19 research partnerships with new seed grants

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The University of South Florida will provide seed funding to 14 new research projects designed to address the medical, technological and societal issues of COVID-19. This brings the total of institutional resources invested into pandemic research to more than $1 million. This third round of funding is unique because researchers […]

What can the response to Zika teach us about COVID? COPH team shares insights

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Zika and COVID-19 may be wildly different in transmission, symptoms and outcomes, but according to USF College of Public Health (COPH) Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Marshall, “for both diseases, widely available, early and accurate testing is critical for patient care, epidemiology and educating the public on their risk.” Marshall and […]

COPH faculty, students, staff shine at National Birth Defects Prevention Network annual meeting

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In early March, shortly after World Birth Defects Day (WBDD) and before COVID-19 travel restrictions took effect, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) held its annual conference in Arlington, Va. The conference’s 150 participants, including USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty, students and staff who manage the USF […]