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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

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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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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From swimmer to soldier: the public health journey of Lt. Col. Sean Beeman

Although born in Kansas, USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumnus Sean Beeman considers Trophy Club, Texas, his hometown. And being a competitive swimmer in high school gave him the jumpstart to join the Navy and serve as a search and rescue swimmer for 14 years, which eventually led him down a lifelong path of military service and public health.

February 11, 2024Alumni & Development

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Captain Matthew Dooris’ career in the Coast Guard shaped by public health

USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumnus Captain Matthew Dooris just recently earned his Certification as a Protection Professional was also awarded his third Meritorious Service Medal by the U.S. Coast Guard in July 2022 .

January 8, 2024Alumni & Development, College News

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Florida Covering Kids & Families names COPH alum as new director

Dr. Xonjenese Jacobs, who received her DrPH degree from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in 2022, has been named faculty administrator/director of Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF).

January 8, 2024College News, Community Engagement

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