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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

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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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Dr. Donna Petersen retires as dean of COPH

Effective this month, Dr. Donna Petersen, the fourth dean of the USF College of Public Health, (COPH), will be retiring from her leadership role at the university after 19 years of extraordinary service.

January 8, 2024College News

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The COPH graduates 558 public health heroes

The USF College of Public Health (COPH) welcomed master’s and doctoral students to a graduation ceremony presented at the college to family, friends, students, faculty and staff on Dec. 8.

December 8, 2023College News, Student Life

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Welcome to the USF COPH news page. Our marketing and communications team is entrusted with storytelling. Through written stories, photography, video and social media we highlight alumni, faculty, staff and students who are committed to passionately solving problems and creating conditions that allow every person the universal right to health and well-being. These are our stories.