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Fall 2010 USF Health Service Corps Photos


This website  provides photos of our students engaged in a number of our fall 2010 semester USF Health Service  Corps events. In looking through these photos, you will  notice both the interdisciplinary, and multifaceted nature of these events, with students  learning and serving together, in a number of capacities, at the different service events!  The complete listing of  Fall 2010 Service projects can be downloaded from this file:  Fall 2010 USF Health Service Corps Sponsored Projects.pdf.

If you are a USF Health student and would like to participate in service activities, you can go to this website http://health.usf.edu/ahec/USFHealthServicesCorps/hscevents.htm or our calendar at http://my.calendars.net/servicecorps   to find out about great service events for the current semester!

 And now, please enjoy the photo gallery!


   COPH and COM students contributed to the Ruskin Health Fair and Family Fiesta on September 18th, in collaboration with Catholic Mobile Medical Services and Safe Kids and our med students helped with the health screenings, and the COPH and COM grad students helped with the bike rodeo and helmet fitting!







October 2nd  was a busy day for the Service Corps !

CON & COM students participated in health screenings at the Day of Pampering Women’s Health Fair at University Area Community Center




while  COPH and COM students cooked up some fun for kids at the Shriners Hospital  Silver Anniversary Party...



and  public health and physical therapy  students led kids in fitness activities at the FAIR   (Family Abilities Information Rally) Cross Disabilities Event at All Peoples Life Center


 On October 6th, CON students assisted with health screenings at the USF Human Resources Benefits Fair



and on October 16th, our COM, CON and COPH students led kids in  fun safety education, nutrition education and fitness activities in the Fall Safety Fest with Safe Kids at the North Tampa Family Support and Resource Center!











On October  22nd, we held our annual COPH /Service Corps Flu Shot Day at the COPH  in  collaboration with the HCHD…featuring flu shots administered by our nursing and medical students and health education displays led by COPH students !

( see USF Health news article:  Flu shot effort a success with 1,237 vaccinated at COPH)

















On November 7th, our USF Health students participated in an interdisciplinary USF Health Service Corps health fair and fitness event at Manatee Villages in Ruskin, which is a housing development for farmworkers and their families.... 













November and December were both busy months for teaching, with more than 75 USF Health students participating in  teaching and mentoring events targeted to youth,  


including the Great American Teach In.... 




and a new  program at USF health on Nov 10th for the  high school students in the YMCA Teen Achievers program!     


First, the high school students  were able to learn about careers in occupational health and safety during their lab tours with our COPH industrial hygiene students.  Moreover, the high school students were able to learn about neat research service and teaching  projects from  a variety of student speakers from COM, CON and COPH!









 We brought joy to community members of all ages during  a number of special  FALL holiday Service Corps events…..



starting with a Halloween masquerade ball for seniors  at John Knox Village on

October 28th….






and a post-Thanksgiving dinner party  for residents at the  American Cancer Center Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge  on November 30th….













and  the Faces of Courage Annual Santa’s Workshop Weekend, Dec 3rd-4th, in which USF Health students brought  cheer to children who have been touched by cancer, at   Rotary’s Camp Florida in Brandon.





And finally, our  students participated in a number of  fundraising  events, including the Passionately pink for the Cure bake sales, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and the  American Heart Walk, as pictured below!




 So do you have some new ideas for new service projects?  Then feel free to contact the Service Corps Coordinator, Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH, at ekent@health.usf.edu  and she will be happy to work with you.... ! ________________________________________________________________ 

 Photos by Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH