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From tragedy to triumph: One alum’s path to the U.S. Army

USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumna Emanuelle Dias is a proud native Floridian who grew up in South Florida. When she was 14 years old, her mother passed away from breast cancer which inspired her healing journey through education, research and cancer prevention.

April 19, 2024Alumni & Development

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Public health mentee earns 2024 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

Public health mentee James Ocean was awarded a 2024 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship. The fellowship supports outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate education in the United States.

April 19, 2024Awards & Honors

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Nearly two dozen graduate programs at USF considered among the best in America

USF is home to nearly two dozen graduate programs considered among the best in America, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. USF features 23 graduate programs ranked inside the top 100 among all public and private institutions, including 11 ranked in the top 50.

April 19, 2024College News

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COPH faculty recognized as top 2% of researchers

COPH faculty are among 164 USF faculty members recognized as the Top 2% of researchers in their field by Stanford’s annual ranking based on citations during calendar year 2022.

April 19, 2024Research & Innovation

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USF students contribute to mass casualty incident training

COPH students played an integral role in a Mass Casualty Incident Training course hosted at the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation from April 3-4. The immersive training initiative, designed to equip emergency clinicians with essential skills for managing high-volume and high-acuity scenarios, involved undergraduates.

April 19, 2024College News, Student Life

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To fight malaria parasite, researchers try tricking it with a time-travel strategy

USF Health researchers are working to advance the understanding of how malaria becomes resistant to the most popular drug used to treat the disease.

April 8, 2024Research & Innovation

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Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos awarded the 2024 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health

The COPH has named Stephanie Haridopolos, MD, the 2024 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health.

April 8, 2024Awards & Honors

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Dr. Linsey Grove receives Outstanding Alumni Award

Dr. Linsey Grove is the recipient of the 2024 Outstanding Alumni Award.

April 5, 2024Alumni & Development

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What happens when families and medical proxies disagree about end-of-life decisions?

Disagreements about end-of-life care are common, pitting family members and medical proxies against each other and posing a myriad of ethical and legal questions.

April 5, 2024Research & Innovation

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COPH honors Dr. Gillian Stresman with the 2024 Excellence in Teaching Award

Each year, students in the COPH nominate faculty members for the Excellence in Teaching Award. This year’s recipient is Dr. Gillian Stresman.

April 5, 2024Awards & Honors

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Transforming lives with social work + public health

March is Social Work Month. USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate student Michael Hicks learned early on from his parents, both nurses in behavioral health care services and the Florida state prison systems, about the values of compassion and service.

March 25, 2024Student Life

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A couple’s generosity connects them across the USF spectrum

Jean and Phil Amuso’s philanthropic roots run deep at the University of South Florida, entwining many facets of the institution they love – most notably the Alumni Association, the newly named Samuel P. Bell, III College of Public Health building and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

March 22, 2024Alumni & Development

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