Posts Tagged Stephanie Marhefka

Practicing their passion: USF College of Public Health faculty work across the state to trace contacts, track spread of COVID-19

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In mid-March, Dr. Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CEH, dean of USF’s College of Public Health (COPH), sent an email to the college’s faculty with the subject line of “an unprecedented opportunity.” The email was sent just as the university and the country were bracing for the coming onslaught of COVID-19 […]

In this time of social distancing, can research studies continue? COPH prof publishes paper on videoconferencing research protocols

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COVID-19—and the social distancing and stay-at-home measures it has forced—have upended all our lives and work. But for scientists whose study protocols call for in-person interactions, the current times are particularly challenging for research continuity. Enter videoconferencing. To help fellow researchers transition to the videoconferencing environment—an approach she’s used extensively […]

People with HIV are dying from cigarette smoking: Is video treatment the answer?

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The Great American Smokeout is November 21. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40 percent of people living with HIV are cigarette smokers—at least twice the rate of the general public. What’s more, people with HIV are less likely than others to quit smoking and […]

Rising and shining: Seven COPH faculty members climb the ranks

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In 2019, a record number of USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty were promoted, some with tenure. “Promotions and tenure only happen when significant accomplishments have been achieved,” said Dr. Donna Petersen, dean of the COPH. “This has been the biggest year we ever had in terms of promotions. […]

USF Women’s Health Collaborative celebrates interdisciplinary research at annual luncheon with seed grants, recognizes Betty Castor

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The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative held its sixth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon during National Women’s Health Week at the Bryan Glazer JCC. The annual luncheon, sponsored by PNC Bank, sold out with more than 300 leaders and health researchers in attendance and raised over $80,000 […]

MCHSO focuses 10th annual symposium on adolescent health

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The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Maternal and Child Health Student Organization (MCHSO) held its annual symposium on March 1. The MCHSO educates, connects and creates opportunities for students interested in the field of maternal and child health. The theme of this year’s event—its 10th—was “Reframing Adolescent Health: Changing […]

From campus to the community: COPH faculty report on 2018 community engagement endeavors

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty members presented to staff, fellow faculty and local partners highlights from their 2018 community collaborations. Engagement plays a strong role in the COPH’s mission “to provide excellence in public health education, leadership, advocacy, research and service.” The year-in-review event, held in December at […]