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Celebrate the inaugural Black Maternal Health Week at the COPH

The COPH is part of global effort to eliminate Black maternal mortality with a week of events centered on the reproductive and birth justice movements. The initiative aims to amplify Black voices and experiences and foster dialogue for the health and well-being of Black mothers and birthing people.

March 22, 2024College News, Community Engagement

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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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Dr. Bill Sappenfield receives Title V Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Bill Sappenfield, who recently retired from the USF College of Public Health, has received the Title V Lifetime Achievement Award.

February 12, 2024Awards & Honors, College News

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One postdoc’s journey from MCH fellowship to the CDC

Dr. Megan Barry recently completed a postdoctoral MCH fellowship with the COPH. The fellowship is a two-year program on research pertaining to maternal/infant health, child/adolescent health, women’s health, sexual/reproductive health, family/community violence and unintentional injury.

January 29, 2024Awards & Honors, College 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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New year, new roles, new faces

The USF College of Public Health (COPH) is welcoming both veteran administrators and fresh faces to new roles in 2024.

January 8, 2024College News

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