Posts Tagged ‘Russell Kirby’

From antidepressants to Zika: COPH professor talks pregnancy and birth defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month Birth defects are a huge public health challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 4.5 minutes a baby in this country is born with a birth defect. In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we posed some questions to USF College of […]

Drs. Petersen and Kirby receive prestigious MCHB awards

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) Dean Donna Petersen and Dr. Russell Kirby, a distinguished university health professor of community and family health, were recently recognized for their public health leadership and service by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The MCHB is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. […]

Alumna Dr. Jordana Frost finds her passion through maternal and child health

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“My practice is servant leadership aimed at achieving strategic systems change, my passion is elevating women’s voices in the field of maternal and child health,” said USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Jordana Frost. Frost graduated from Indiana University with her BS in business administration, but was introduced to public health after becoming a […]

USF College of Public Health adopts new organizational structure

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On Aug. 8 the University of South Florida College of Public Health officially adopted a new organizational structure removing the five department model and reorganizing into four strategic areas, which Dean Donna Petersen says will allow for greater faculty collaboration. “What we have created is different ways to align ourselves in the spirit of faculty […]

COPH faculty recognized at USF Women’s Health Collaborative Luncheon

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The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative recognized four USF College of Public Health faculty at its fifth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon on May 8. More than 260 community leaders and health researchers attended the luncheon, making it the largest event since the program’s inception. The USF Women’s Health Collaborative program provides […]

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 […]