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The FPRC and FL-CK&F team up to create more accessible health insurance messaging

Two COPH groups—Florida Covering Kids & Families and the Florida Prevention Research Center—recently teamed up to create clearer, more effective health insurance marketing messages during the Medicaid unwinding process.

March 22, 2024Alumni & Development, College News, Research & Innovation

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COPH faculty members winners of ATMCH Innovative Teaching Award

Three USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty were the recipients of the annual Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH) Innovative Teaching Award. The team of winners which included Drs. Vickie Dugat, Abraham Salinas-Miranda and Cheryl Vamos, were announced in January.

March 8, 2024Awards & Honors

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National Public Health Week offers a variety of in-person and virtual events

The COPH is part of a national effort to create the healthiest nation in one generation. USF Bulls and members of the local community are invited to join the movement and get involved today!

March 8, 2024Awards & Honors, College News, Community Engagement, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Transitioning careers: One alum’s path from microbiology to public health

Originally from Cleveland , USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumna Tracey Rummel moved to San Diego before eventually settling in Tampa, Fla. There, Rummel was introduced to public health through her 20-year career in microbiology.

March 7, 2024Alumni & Development, College News

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Partnership growth in Panama

A team of USF Health professors representing the USF Genomics and Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease traveled to Panama in February. The delegation was focused on strengthening existing Panamanian partnerships, discovering new programs and visiting local health institutions, while providing a forum for the USF faculty to share current research projects.

March 7, 2024Alumni & Development, College News, Research & Innovation

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USF Health Research Day showcases strong research and collaboration

Another record for USF Health Research Day, the largest research-oriented event of its kind at USF and the largest celebration of health sciences research collaboration.

March 6, 2024Awards & Honors

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Student organization receives “Rising Star” Award

The Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG) at USF, a student organization with nearly 100 members, recently received the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Rising Star Award.

February 26, 2024Awards & Honors, College News, Student Life

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From Baton Rouge to the CDC: The journey of one COPH alum

USF’s College of Public Health (COPH) alum Euna August describes herself as a biracial (African American and Korean) woman who hails from Baton Rouge, La. “My parents, who taught me the value of education and hard work, laid the path for me to pursue excellence,” she said.

February 23, 2024Alumni & Development, College News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

How parenting impacts the incidence of depression among Black youth

Black American youth have disproportionately higher rates of depression when compared to youth of other races. The reasons, says Dr. Xonjenese Jacobs, a USF College of Public Health alum and current director of Florida Covering Kids & Families, are multifaceted.

February 23, 2024College News, Research & Innovation

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How do we provide supportive care throughout pregnancy? MCHSO aims to address this question at annual symposium

The COPH's Maternal Child Health Student Organization will host its 15th annual spring symposium this year from March 21-22. This year’s event titled, “Supportive Care Throughout Pregnancy: How We All Come Together," centers on how everyone has a part to play in ensuring mothers, birthing people and children are equitably cared for to become well and flourish.

February 23, 2024Community Engagement, Research & Innovation, Student Life

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COPH grad works to lower heparin medication errors

Heparin dosing is challenging say pharmacists like Dr. Deborah Booth, a USF College of Public Health graduate who earned her MPH in December, because patient-specific factors, such as age or weight, can alter the medication’s properties.

February 12, 2024Alumni & Development, College News, Research & Innovation

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COPH student, faculty hook up for mystery knitting

Dr. Alison Oberne, director of the BSPH program at the USF College of Public Health, first got introduced to knitting while pursuing her MPH at the college.

February 12, 2024College News

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