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USF awarded more than $1 million to help grow public health laboratory workforce

The USF College of Public Health will use the money to cover tuition and provide a stipend to certain students enrolled in the college’s Public Health and Clinical Laboratory Science and Practice program.

June 28, 2022Research and Innovation

Helping prepare refugee women for hurricane season

USF students collaborating with Hillsborough County to help prepare refugee women for hurricane season

Through a College of Public Health course, students are paired with refugee women to explore local resources and develop customized emergency plans together.

June 21, 2022USF Health

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

COVID-19 mortality rate five times higher among labor, retail and service workers, study reveals

A USF College of Public Health study shows correlations between COVID-19 mortality rates and the socioeconomic position, gender, ethnicity and race of working adults.

May 31, 2022Research and Innovation, USF Health

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USF tech helping combat malaria and other tropical diseases across the world

Following his success eradicating a major source of malaria, technology created by a USF public health researcher is being implemented by insect control agencies throughout Africa and across the Tampa Bay region.

May 9, 2022Research and Innovation

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'Secret shopper' survey finds women in Florida have difficulty accessing prenatal care, opioid treatment

Researchers found that only 25 percent of prescribers who offer opioid treatment and 64 percent of opioid treatment programs offer appointments to women, regardless of insurance or pregnancy status.

March 22, 2022Research and Innovation

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Social marketers catch cheating on online surveys, casting doubt on compensated internet research

A warning from researchers at the University of South Florida: Scam artists are taking advantage of online surveys that pay for participation – a method of market research that has become more common practice since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 11, 2022Research and Innovation

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USF researchers explore why childhood and adolescent suicides are a serious threat in Florida

The USF College of Public Health is contracted by the Florida Department of Health to help collect and analyze specific data for the Florida Violent Death Reporting System and found suicide is a leading cause of death among 10- to 14-year-olds in Florida.

February 22, 2022Research and Innovation

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Study finds Rwandan genocide chemically modified the DNA of victims and victims’ offspring

Scientists with the USF Genomics Program Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease Research have taken a significant step in providing the people of Rwanda the scientific tools they need to help address mental health issues that stemmed from the 1994 genocides of the Tutsi ethnic group.

January 10, 2022Research and Innovation

Riffatul Islam, USF Sarasota-Manatee campus governor

Twenty years: USF community reflects on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and how the tragedy has shaped countless careers

From expertise in anti-terrorism to veterans services and providing sustained medical treatment to survivors, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have shaped countless careers at USF.

September 8, 2021Research and Innovation, University News


USF epidemiologist: Vaccination rate must double to slow transmission of COVID-19

The slackening of vaccinations is leading to a large resurgence of COVID-19 infections in Florida. New data shows that there’s been a 70 percent drop in the rate of people getting vaccinated in Hillsborough County since April.

July 23, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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USF-developed AI system unites global agencies to identify emerging infectious diseases, receives support from Microsoft

Leadership in providing with the public consistent projections of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations has prompted the launch of a USF-led global modeling project sponsored by Microsoft that can ultimately help scientists more swiftly identify and respond to the threat of emerging infectious diseases.

July 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

USF alumna Stefania Alastre

COPH and Moffitt Cancer Center take steps to diversify the field of genetic counseling

The USF College of Public Health made headlines in 2016 as the first university in Florida to offer a MSPH degree in genetic counseling. Now it’s getting noticed again with its newest graduate Stefania Alastre becoming the first Spanish-speaking genetic counselor for Moffitt Cancer Center.

May 17, 2021USF Health, University News

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