Posts Tagged Veterans

Local vet credits ART with helping him overcome wartime trauma

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In June, the state of Florida passed into law House Bill 501, allowing the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to contract with a state university to provide and evaluate alternative treatment options for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries. Florida is the only state in the […]

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs legislation at USF that enhances treatment options for veterans suffering from PTSD

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A long-time effort at USF to strengthen alternative treatment options for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries has gained additional support from the Florida Legislature. Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation (HB 501) at the USF Office for Veteran Success, instructing the Florida Department of Veterans’ […]

COPH professor publishes three studies on PTSD

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Dr. Kevin Kip, a COPH professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and a distinguished USF Health professor, is a leading researcher on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. Kip, along with other past and present USF colleagues, has published three studies on PTSD and its effects on veterans and active-duty military […]

Mental health is public health

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World Mental Health Day is October 10 The University of South Florida College of Public Health embraces the concept that mental health is public health. To this end, the college offers certificate and full degree programs in support of behavioral health, as well as activities for students and the community. […]

Amit Patel graduates with preventative care on his mind

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USF College of Public Health graduate Amit Patel began his undergraduate education in business before finding his passion for public health. Patel was first introduced to public health during his first semester at USF in a contemporary health class taught by Todd Wells, COPH alumnus and former director of the […]