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From Africa to Asia and back again: COPH grad travels world studying vector-borne diseases

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Dr. Ryan Tokarz, who received both his MPH and PhD in global communicable diseases from the USF College of Public Health (COPH), had a childhood dream of being a marine biologist who studied sharks. As time went on, the Lutz, Fla., native went a little off course, swapping biology for […]

Dr. Thomas Unnasch receives $2.6M NIH grant to examine river blindness

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, chair of the Department of Global Health and distinguished university health professor, has been awarded an R01 grant for more than $2.6 million from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to combat onchocerciasis in Africa. Onchocerciasis, commonly known as […]

Malaria abroad inspires local contribution to the cure

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“Health is one of the major components in the vicious cycle of poverty,” said Emily Lupton, a research assistant at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health who recently authored her first publication in Parasitology International. Originally from North Carolina, Lupton earned her Master of Public Health in […]

COPH student part of U.S.A.I.D.-Peace Corps collaborative to “Let Girls Learn”

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On March 3, the United States Agency for International Development announced its partnership with the Peace Corps to create a new program initiative called “Let Girls Learn,” which consists of expanding access to education for adolescent girls worldwide.  According to Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps director, “Educating girls is essential to […]

Anniversary tour goes international

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The #usfcophrocks tour is bringing leading global health experts from Ecuador, Panama, Uganda and Malaysia to the COPH for “Healthy Populations in the 21st Century: International Trends.” Sponsored by the Office of International Programs, the day includes a panel discussion and four breakout sessions led by featured speakers. The event […]