Posts Tagged ‘WHO’

COPH graduate students take part in mock World Health Assembly

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Six USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate students traveled to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in January to take part in the 2019 American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) Regional Conference. AMWHO puts on authentic simulations of the World Health Assembly, the sole decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). The […]

Caitlin Wolfe responds to Ebola outbreak and schistosomiasis

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USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Caitlin Wolfe spent her summer responding to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conducting research for her dissertation on schistosomiasis in Senegal. On May 8, the Équateur province in the DRC reported confirmed laboratory cases of Ebola in the region. It only takes one […]

State of the College Address highlights achievements and honors

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For more than 30 years, the USF College of Public Health has played an active role in advancing the public’s health—at home and around the world. On September 24, Dean Donna Petersen presented her Annual State of the College Address to faculty staff and students. During the address she highlighted the “Five Ws of the […]

USF College of Public Health named WHO-designated center of excellence to combat river blindness

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The new collaborating center will focus on diagnostics needed to verify progress toward global elimination of the disabling parasitic infection onchocerciasis TAMPA, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has designated the University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health as the world’s only Collaborating […]

Bulls take Delta Omega by storm

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USF College of Public Health students Caitlin Wolfe and Shahrzad Zamani represented University of South Florida at the Annual Delta Omega Student Poster Session in Atlanta. The prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health holds the poster session to encourage and recognize the public health leaders of tomorrow. Zamani’s study is the first and […]

Dr. Thomas Unnasch appointed chair of WHO committee

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, distinguished university health professor, has been appointed chair of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Onchocerciasis Technical Advisory Sub-Committee.  Unnasch is chair of the Department of Global Health and interim chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. The role of the sub-committee is to review and report […]

USF professors awarded grant to reduce sodium consumption in Latin America

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The team members of the University of South Florida World Health Organization Collaboration Center (WHO CC) were awarded a grant to create social marketing strategies to reduce sodium consumption in Latin America. USF is part of an overall project funded at $1.2 million. Anthropology Professor Linda Whiteford and Distinguished Health Professor Carol Bryant have been […]