Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Nicole Elinoff attends Facebook Communities Summit

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As the sexual minority health coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Orlando, Fla., USF College of Public Health graduate student Nicole Elinoff understands the power of social media. A full-time employee and MPH student who commutes from Tampa to Orlando—something she describes as a “short-term struggle for long-term gain”—she practices her passion of […]

Dr. Claudia Parvanta’s book builds student skills in health communication

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Claudia Parvanta, says media plays a big role in shaping our conceptions of health and illness. She, along with her colleague Dr. Sarah Bauerle Bass, associate professor at Temple University, have unlocked the multiple ways that health and media intersect in “Health Communication, Strategies and Skills for a New Era,” […]

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 […]