Posts Tagged USF-COPH

Dr. Stacy Grundy works to improve health equity, remember Black history

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Dr. Stacy Grundy, who received her DrPH in 2020 from the USF College of Public Health (COPH), got her first introduction to public health as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she majored in human nutrition.  “My entire worldview changed that day.” During her sophomore year, […]

Game on! COPH students, alums work to make the Super Bowl safer

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Elizabeth Dunn, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) instructor and alumna, leads the university’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), an all-volunteer organization made up of students and alumni dedicated to providing education and training in emergencies. The group has filled sandbags before storms, helped staff shelters during hurricanes and […]

Health equity strategist and COPH DrPH student Shara Wesley receives prestigious 40 Under 40 award

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For the last 24 years, the staff at Georgia Trend has selected some of the state’s “best and brightest” for inclusion in its 40 Under 40 award. This year, one of those 40 includes Shara Wesley, a health equity strategist who will receive her DrPH degree in advanced practice leadership […]

COPH hosts the 2020 USF One Health Codeathon, readies for 2021 event (VIDEO)

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The second annual USF One Health Codeathon was held last February, before the onslaught of COVID-19. What’s a codeathon? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a codeathon (aka hackathon) is an event in which “researchers and [computer program/software] coders from a variety of backgrounds … work together and […]

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 […]

Partnership with a purpose: Health administration students team with community to exchange ideas, gain experience

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“It’s easy to open up a business—anyone can do that,” said Bradley Herremans, CEO of Suncoast Community Health Centers. “Now try keeping it open for the next 20 years. That’s the challenge.” And so began a meeting late one January afternoon at Suncoast’s Brandon facility, one of the organization’s eight […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak publishes two papers on genome editing

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Genome editing of human embryos—or making changes to cells to alter a person’s DNA—is portrayed as a way to prevent inheritable genetic diseases and better ensure the birth of healthy babies. And who doesn’t want that? But, according to the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. Katherine Drabiak, an […]