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Tasmanian devil with infectious facial tumor

Genomic research may be key to understanding cancer resistance in Tasmanian devils

Over the past 30 years, Australia’s Tasmanian devil population has been afflicted with an infectious cancer. Through DNA sequencing of the animals and their tumors, USF Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology Mark Margres and MSPH in genomics alumnus Dylan Gallinson have tracked the genomic interactions between the devils and the cancer.

May 28, 2024

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Building leadership skills one school at a time

In order to educate school-aged youth for future leadership roles, the COPH Activist Lab conducted a study examine the role of teaching advocacy and leadership skills to this population.

May 28, 2024Research & Innovation

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One student’s journey from a hospitality career to healthcare administration

One student’s journey from a hospitality career to healthcare administration

May 27, 2024Student Life

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From first-generation immigrant to EHS leader

USF College of Public Health (COPH) alum Nardo Muñoz was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Hollywood, Fla. as a child ready to pursue his dream of higher education.

May 24, 2024Alumni & Development

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What's Wrong With This Picture?

Proper guardrail system use is essential to ensure safety in various settings, such as construction sites, industrial facilities, and public spaces. Guardrails play a crucial role in protecting lives and preventing injuries.

May 21, 2024

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Surviving the Summer: Heat Stroke Prevention Strategies

Heat stroke is a serious issue in Florida, particularly for outdoor workers like those in the construction industry. It underscores the importance of taking steps to prevent heat-related illnesses and injuries and to ensure the safety of workers who are exposed to excessive heat on the job.

May 21, 2024

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Ergonomics at Home: Preventing Injuries for Remote Workers

Remote injury prevention is crucial for maintaining the health and well-being of employees who work from home or other remote locations. While remote work offers benefits, it can also threaten employee health and safety.

May 21, 2024

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COPH honors 779 graduates both virtually and in person

The USF College of Public Health (COPH) celebrated the 2024 spring graduates virtually and in person on May 3.

May 13, 2024College News, Student Life

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Miranda Sloan adds appreciative advising to her toolkit

Miranda Sloan is celebrating her 21st year working at USF in advising and student support services, and has added to her toolkit a certification in appreciative advising to further support students in her charge.

May 10, 2024Awards & Honors, College News

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Can health and wellness coaching relieve burnout, stress in health care workers?

COPH DrPH student Sarah Scharf shared preliminary findings from her qualitative doctoral project during a virtual webinar hosted by Wellcoaches in December.

May 10, 2024Research & Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

The voyage of one COPH alumni through public health

Originally from Puerto Rico, Karen Ruiz-Ayala, a USF College of Public Health alumna, moved to Spring Hill, Fla. when she was young and discovered her passion for public health through reading.

May 10, 2024Alumni & Development

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COPH wins big at USF Health and USF awards ceremonies

COPH faculty, staff and students were recognized at two awards ceremonies for both main campus and USF Health.

May 10, 2024Awards & Honors

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