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Fall Semester 2012 USF Health Service Corps Photo Gallery

This website includes photos of USF students engaged in USF Health Service Corps events during the Fall 2012 Semester . This website is a 'work in progress', whereby new photos are added as successful Service Corps events are completed.  As you view these photos, you will notice the interdisciplinary nature of these events, with students in our different USF Health academic programs, as well as pre-health professional USF students, learning, serving and evidently, having lots of fun together!  And now, please enjoy the photo gallery of these Fall Service Corps events, which are listed in chronological order.  

Please note - these are just some of the many different meaningful service events and projects offered by the USF Health Service Corps.  Therefore,  if you are a USF Health student and also wish to make a positive difference in our local community, then we encourage you to visit the USF Health Service Corps Events & Projects  website to find out about upcoming service opportunities for the current semester!    


 October 9th - Give Life Day at the College of Public Health


Did you know? 

17 students from the Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy and Medicine (MD and graduate programs) served as friendly and professional volunteers.... 


33 people donated blood (on the Florida Blood Services bloodmobile), 60 people registered for the National Marrow Donor Program and 4 people registered for Donate Life Florida 


See additional photos at Give Life Day  and  Fox 13 news story.


October 16th -  Health Screenings at USF Human Resources Benefits Fair

25 students and 2 COM and CON faculty from the Colleges of Nursing and Medicine contributed to this annual screening event !

See additional photos at  Employee Health Fair.


 October 19th - College of Public Health Flu Shot Drive







Did  you know?


This year, 1122 adults from USF and our local community benefited from the Flu Shot Drive.  


57 enthusiastic COPH student volunteers helped with  the key aspects of refreshments, registration, meet and greet, and health education exhibits,   

27 medical and nursing students volunteers from the COM & CON skillfully administered

the flu shots, and

USF  Health clinical faculty and Hillsborough County Health Department nurses provided  clinical  supervision.

See additional photos at COPH2012FluShotDrive  and USF Health News Story.


Sunday, October 21st - Telemundo's La Ferua De La Familia (Family Event) at Tampa Convention Center 

This was definitely a successful team effort!  Our USF medical and nursing students assisted Saint Joseph’s Hospital with the blood pressure and blood sugar screenings for adults and BMI screenings for children  (under supervision of USF Health clinical faculty).....

while our  students in the College of Public Health, College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences assisted with the Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Children's Advocacy Center safety and fitness activities for children ! 



See additional photos at: Telemundoevent.


Sunday, November 4th - Health Screenings at Central Florida Military Resource Fair at Raymond James Stadium   

The VA nursing team invited the Service Corps to participate in this important event, and five of our CON students provided valuable BP screening services to veterans attending  this resource fair.


Saturday, November 10th: Step Out for Diabetes Walk on the USF Campus

Our medical and nursing students performed blood pressure and diabetes foot checks while a public health graduate student led the health education station at this fun community event.



Saturday, November 10th  -  American Heart Association’s Tampa Bay Start! Heart Walk at the Raymond James Stadium

A few  of our energetic walkers on the Public Health is Your Health team  are pictured below....  and our other USF Health student teams included 'Prescription Strength' and 'Bull Nurses'.


Once again, our public health graduate and undergraduate students worked together on a creative and healthy fund-raiser to support the AHA !


Sunday, November 11thHealth Fair at the Thai Temple in Tampa

This was another successful and fun team effort, with the health screenings performed by medical students and interpreting provided by one of our public health student volunteers.




Sunday, November 17th - St. Joseph's Hospital Good Health Fall Family Festival

Our USF Health students in the College of Nursing and COM graduate program in  Biomedical Sciences led interactive health and safety education activities for children.



 Tuesday, November 20th - Thanksgiving Holiday Lunch at the Santa Maria Mission   

Our  cheerful COPH students distributed food bags to more than 200 community members in need!




See additional photos at: Thanksgivingfooddonations


Tuesday, November 27th - Our  Annual Hope Lodge Fall Feast and Fest !

 See additional photos at Hope Lodge Dinner


 Saturday, December 1st:  Community Health Fair at the Santa Maria Mission 

 Our medical and nursing students performed the health screenings ......



and our non clinical volunteers in Public Health and other colleges assisted with both the information tables for adults and the health education activities for kids!



               Reach Out and Read


Stop Drop and Roll fire safety activity !

See additional photos at  SantaMariaMissionhealthfair


   Great American Teach In and Other Fall Teaching Events!

 Our USF Health students shared their expertise and enthusiasm for their respective  disciplines of public health, nursing, medicine, pharmacy and biomedical research, as they led interactive learning activities for elementary middle and  high school students in 14 different schools!

 In this photo, a COPH students shared his home-made black light apparatus that he created to convince middle school students of the importance of hand washing to prevent  transmission of diseases....  


In this photo, the pharmacy students are asking middle school  students to guess 'which is candy' and 'which is medicine' ....

And in this photo, the nursing students are telling middle school students all about the myriad of exciting  opportunities in a variety of nursing subspecialties.


Students- Would you like also like to teach in the schools?

Would you like some personalized advice on finding service projects that will meet your interests and your busy schedule ? 

Do you have suggestions for future service projects?    

Then feel free to contact the USF Health Service Corps Coordinator, Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH, at ekent@health.usf.edu or 813-974-6622 and she will be happy to help you!  


     Photos and Website by Ellen Kent, MPH ,CPH     

 Updated 1/14/13