Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Doctoral student Silvia Sommariva examines spread of ‘fake news’ on social media

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Can misinformation hinder disease prevention efforts? USF College of Public Health doctoral student Silvia Sommariva’s research findings suggest so. She examined the spread of health rumors on social networking sites, an issue she said is a major concern for those working on the front lines of health. “I think a lot of the work we […]

MPH student Ryan Graydon and the USF Reclaim Team awarded first place honors

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USF College of Public Health global health student, Ryan Graydon, and the USF Reclaim team were awarded first place in the 2016-2017 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Student Video Competition. The prize came with a $1,000 check presented at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington, D.C. on April 13.   USF Reclaim […]

Doctoral student Linsey Grove joins AJPH’s Student Media Think Tank

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The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) convened its annual Student Media Think Tank meeting in Washington, D.C., comprised of selected students from across the U.S. with an interest and skill in social media and web communication. USF College of Public Health doctoral student Linsey Grove was chosen to participate and traveled to Washington, D.C. […]

Infographics highlighted undergraduate class’s varied creativity

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Spring 2015 was Alison Oberne’s first semester teaching Public Health Seminar: Communications in the Digital Age, and she can barely contain how much she enjoyed the experience. In the course, students explore a variety of related skills and develop communication strategies on topics of their choosing, with the proviso that the topics are public health-related. […]

Dr. Jim Van Elswyk puts Twitter to work for education

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Social media likely aren’t at the top of most professors’ lists of teaching tools. After all, it’s too easy to scoff at their superficiality, grumble at their dearth of skilled writing and generally file their existence under recreational fluff. But one professor at the USF College of Public Health believes that would be missing their […]

Florida Prevention Research Center and colleagues publish article on the use of social media to improve teen asthma care

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The Florida Prevention Research Center, the USF Social Marketing Group, and the Morsani College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics are collaborating on a study using social marketing principles to talk with teens and their caregivers.  Specifically, the research examines the benefits and barriers to asthma control, explores the technological strategies used for asthma care, and […]