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USF researcher pinpoints areas of the human genome linked to PTSD

A new study from Dr. Monica Uddin, published in the journal Nature Genetics, sheds light on the link between genetic variation and mental stress disorders.

July 5, 2024Research & Innovation

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Exploring infertility insurance mandates with qualitative GIS

COPH alumnus Dr. Nate Stanley used quantitative spatial analysis and qualitative methods in his dissertation to study the impact of state-mandated infertility insurance on access to infertility services in the United States.

July 5, 2024Alumni & Development

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An idea whose time had come: Florida’s first college of public health

“USF was chosen as the place for Florida’s College of Public Health,” Dr. Peter Levin wrote in 1984, “because of the broad base of knowledge found in the many colleges of the University and the unique Tampa location.” Three decades of growth and innumerable success stories later, former Fla. Rep. Samuel P. Bell III shed more light on the founding of COPH. Like many created entities of any kind, it all started with one person’s idea and another person’s decision to act on it.

July 5, 2024College News

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Small-town roots to navy public health trailblazer

COPH alumnus Katelyn Glisson grew up on a beef ranch in a small town in Minnesota. Her journey into higher education and public health began in a different field.

July 5, 2024Alumni & Development

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The COPH is celebrating its Ruby Anniversary

This July, the COPH is celebrating 40 years of educating public health professionals. Make plans now to participate in events in Tampa, around the nation and online that recognize this historic milestone.

July 5, 2024College News

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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