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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

AAU membership helping accelerate USF’s impact

Throughout the last year, USF’s membership in the Association of American Universities has become a springboard to an array of benefits. From the successful recruitment and retention of world-class faculty and students to more corporations and community organizations inquiring and establishing new partnerships with the university – AAU membership is fueling USF’s momentum in significant ways.

June 21, 2024College News

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Become a public health professional with BullPEN

The COPH Bull Professional Engagement Network (BullPEN) program prepares students for their post-graduate careers by offering career planning workshops, career development seminars, alumni job talks and more.

June 21, 2024Student Life

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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.

June 21, 2024USF SafetyFlorida

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PTSD Awareness Month: A journey of healing and advocacy

As PTSD Awareness Month draws attention to the mental health challenges faced by many, Venita Ramirez, a veteran and current doctoral student at the COPH, shares her journey with PTSD and her dedication to aiding veterans and other vulnerable populations.

June 21, 2024Student Life

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USF projects selected for new research program bring the potential to solve critical challenges

Four interdisciplinary teams of USF researchers have each been awarded up to $1 million in seed funding through the Collaborative Research Excellence and Translational Efforts awards – a new initiative designed to catalyze new research and enhance USF’s impact. Two of the four projects include COPH faculty.

June 21, 2024Awards & Honors

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A.S.K. program addresses youth mental health

Dr. Rita DeBate is working with partners at Active Minds and SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios to change the conversation around mental health through a digital campaign aimed at teaching college students how to provide emotional support.

June 10, 2024College News

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Enhancing infection control for emergency responders: Year 1 progress of the ICER Collaborative

The Infection Control for Emergency Responders (ICER) Collaborative addresses infection prevention and control gaps for emergency medical services and firefighters, enhancing infection control through tailored training, advisory boards and interagency collaboration based on year one findings.

June 10, 2024College News

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COPH student champions representation through literacy

USF College of Public Health graduate student Azanta Thakur describes herself as a lifelong reader, but growing up she said she didn't see herself reflected in the books she read.

June 5, 2024Student Life

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Ecological Society of America recognizes COPH alumna Caitlin Wolfe

An international team of biologists, social scientists and medical researchers from the United States and Senegal is the recipient of the 2024 Sustainability Science Award for a study that offers a win-win solution for addressing food and water access, poverty alleviation, disease control and environmental degradation in West Africa.

May 30, 2024Awards & Honors

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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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Welcome to the USF COPH news page. Our marketing and communications team is entrusted with storytelling. Through written stories, photography, video and social media we highlight alumni, faculty, staff and students who are committed to passionately solving problems and creating conditions that allow every person the universal right to health and well-being. These are our stories.