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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
USF Joins Community Partners to Strengthen Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts
The workshop brought together USF students and researchers, community advocates and law enforcement to brainstorm about best ways to unite efforts.
January 30, 2018USF Health