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Federal Data Undercounts Fatal Overdose Deaths Caused by Specific Drugs

Fatal misuse of specific drugs is a bigger problem than federal statistics make them appear, especially in Florida. According to data collected by a researcher at the University of South Florida, between 2008 and 2017, roughly one-in-three overdose deaths in Florida caused by opioids were not reported by the federal government.

January 7, 2020Research and Innovation

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Super-Sized Surveillance

Body size shapes mammal immune defenses according to new paper co-authored by USF College of Public Health researcher.

September 24, 2019Research and Innovation, USF Health

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Malaria Could Be Felled by an Antarctic Sea Sponge

The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly tropical disease that affects populations in some of the hottest places on earth. Current medications for that scourge — malaria — are becoming less effective as drug resistance spreads.

September 18, 2019Research and Innovation, USF Health

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Religion Associated with HPV Vaccination Rate for College Women

It’s been more than a decade since a vaccine was introduced to prevent contraction of human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends patients start receiving the vaccine between ages 11 and 12, with catch-up vaccination recommended for certain groups through age 26. However, a new study conducted at the University of South Florida found many female college students have not been inoculated and religion may be a contributing factor.

August 19, 2019Research and Innovation, USF Health

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Public Health Grad Receives 2 Top USF Awards, Graduates in 3 Years with Perfect GPA

When Andrea Prospect graduated the USF College of Public Health (COPH) with her BSPH on August 3, she walked away with more than a diploma.

August 12, 2019University News

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Public Health Students Help Vulnerable Communities Get Ahead of the Storm

USF College of Public Health undergraduate students were able to get out of the classroom and into the field this summer as they served some of Hillsborough County’s most vulnerable communities to help residents in building their hurricane preparedness plans.

August 12, 2019USF Health, University News

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Light Pollution May Be Increasing West Nile Virus Spillover From Wild Birds

We’re in the midst of summertime mosquito bite season and cities across the country are reporting a heightened number of West Nile Virus (WNV) cases.

July 24, 2019Research and Innovation, USF Health

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Concussion is a Leading Cause of Injury for Children in Recreational Sports

Elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports are at greater risk of concussion than most other sports-related injuries. A new study published in PLOS ONE focused on children 5-11 years old who play recreational football, soccer and baseball/softball.

June 3, 2019Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF to Award Florida’s First Master’s Degrees for Genetic Counseling

The University of South Florida is the only institution in Florida with an accredited genetic counseling graduate program. The first cohort of students graduate this week from the USF Health College of Public Health.

May 2, 2019USF Health, University News

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COPH takes part in first USF Global Health, Diplomacy and National Security Symposium

The USF College of Public Health, in collaboration with other university entities will co-host the first annual USF Global Health, Diplomacy and National Security Symposium.

January 18, 2019USF Health

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Impact of Opioid Epidemic on Children Varies by State

While opioid abuse continues to plague certain states more than others, each state is unique in how it attempts to stem the crisis and its effect on families.

November 6, 2018Research and Innovation

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Unlocking the genome of the world’s deadliest parasite

For the first time ever, an international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of South Florida have identified the core repertoire of essential genes of the world’s deadliest parasite – an innovative breakthrough with lifesaving potential.

May 3, 2018USF Health

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