Posts Tagged Zika

From antidepressants to Zika: COPH professor talks pregnancy and birth defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month Birth defects are a huge public health challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 4.5 minutes a baby in this country is born with a birth defect. In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, we posed some […]

Public health research seeks to understand how natural disasters impact spread of Zika

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USF researchers explore explosion of Zika after the 2016 Ecuadorean earthquake and what it tells us about emergency preparedness On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the South American country of Ecuador. It was the most severe seismic event in nearly 40 years – killing roughly 700 people […]

MCH expert sounds off on microcephaly and perinatal death

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Dr. Russell Kirby, USF distinguished professor and Marrell Endowed Chair, published two editorials in September. “Optimizing the ICD to identify the maternal condition in the cause of perinatal death overcoming challenges to create a holistic approach” appeared in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and “Population surveillance […]

Diego Samot-Bidot discusses state of arboviruses and Zika in Puerto Rico

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“My passion in public health is to study and mitigate contagious diseases transmitted by fluids and vectors in vulnerable and minority groups,” said Diego Samot-Bidot, a research fellow in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health. He spoke at a Summer Lunch-N-Learn sponsored by the Public Health […]

Dr. Ellen Daley appointed associate dean for translational research and practice

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“Public health is unique; there is the practice world and then there is the research world,” said Dr. Ellen Daley, professor in the Department of Community and Family Health. “We want to put those worlds closer together.” Daley was appointed as associate dean of translational research and practice at the […]