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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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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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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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