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Light pollution drives increased risk of West Nile virus

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Florida has experienced a relatively mild winter, which typically translates to more mosquitoes in the summer and more birds on which they can feast. If history repeats itself, it’s likely there will be an uptick in West Nile virus cases this year, especially in the outer fringes of the suburbs […]

Campus Food Waste Recovery Project co-led by COPHers earns USF Student Success Team Collaboration award

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Up to 40 percent of food that is produced in the U.S. goes to waste and it’s impacting our health, according to USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Whitney Fung Uy. She’s the principal investigator of an interdisciplinary USF student effort to take food waste on campus and turn it into […]

DrPH student Mohammad Ourani publishes research on urine analysis and antibiotic prescribing

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Mohammad Ourani, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) DrPH candidate concentrating in public health and clinical laboratory science and practice, is lead author of the article “Evaluation of Evidence-Based Urinalysis Reflex to Culture Criteria: Impact on Reducing Antimicrobial Usage.” The article, co-authored by the COPH’s Dr. Jill Roberts and […]

COPH post-doctoral fellow receives American Psychological Foundation award

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Dr. Helen Mahony, a post-doctoral fellow at the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (MCH), has received a Henry P. David grant for research in human reproductive behavior and population studies. The $1,500 grant, awarded by the American Psychological Foundation, supports early-career […]

COPH professor, students root out COVID in residence halls, other campus hotspots

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If COVID-19 is going to take a hold anywhere on campus, the USF residence halls—where students sleep, eat, play and study—seem as likely a place as any. Ditto high-traffic areas, home to frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, elevator buttons and vending machines. To help identify an area of virus […]

COPH students present research at the 2020 National Ryan White Conference

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USF College of Public Health students Hunter Drake and Alexandra Cario presented their research at the 2020 National Ryan White Conference, which was held virtually in August due to COVID-19. This conference, which celebrated “30 Years of Innovating Care, Optimizing Public Health, Ending the HIV Epidemic,” focused on all the […]

COPH faculty, students present research—and receive awards!—at nutrition conference

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Dr. Heewon Gray, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor and nutrition education expert, along with several COPH graduate students, recently presented at the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) conference, held virtually in July. The SNEB is an organization “dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and […]

Three students will present at Delta Omega poster session

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Three USF College of Public Health students, Jan Dahrendorff, Kristi Miley and Emma Tumarkin, have been selected to represent University of South Florida at the Annual Delta Omega Student Poster Session. The prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health holds the poster session to encourage and recognize the public […]