Spring 2013 Service Corps Photo Gallery
AHEC Program · USF Health Services Corps

This photo gallery includes pictures of USF students engaged in USF Health Service Corps events during the Spring 2013 Semester.  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  having lots of fun together!  In fact, you can visit  the Spring 2013 Service Opportunities website which provides descriptions of these service events.  

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 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!     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

Sunday, January 13th:  Special Event for Special Kids at Shriners Hospital!

Our enthusiastic volunteers brought smiles to former Shriners patients, by helping them with crafts activities and sports games during a special pre-game party with the football players participating in the annual East-West Shrine Games.  

 

This was truly an interdisciplinary Service Corps event, with volunteers from the Colleges of Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine (both the MD and the Masters in Medical Sciences Program) and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences all having a great time with the kids!

 

 

 

 

  See additional photos at Shriners Party January 2013

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Saturday, January 19th Paint the Town/Clean Up Event in the University Area

Community  

 

Our  energetic USF Health Service Corps team of students from the Colleges of Public

Health, Nursing  and Medicine contributed to a beautification

project in the University area community!

 

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Thursday, January 24th:

The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County’s 2013 Homeless Count

 

 Over 25  USF Health students from the Colleges of  Public Health, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy participated in this unique service learning project !!   See also Tampa Tribune news story  which features two of our COPH student volunteers!

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Sunday afternoon, January 27th:   

Sprucing up the health clinic for race track workers at Tampa Bay Downs!  

 

Every winter, we have a multidisciplinary USF Health Service Corps health fair in which

USF Health students volunteer together to provide health and education services to the

seasonal workers who work behind the scenes at Tampa Bay Downs (see below).

 

This year, we had a special opportunity to paint the deck leading to the clinic as well as

other clean-up projects, and students from the College of Medicine, Nursing, Education,

Public Health and Arts and Sciences contributed to this fun project!

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Thursday evening, January 31st:  Health Fair for Race Track Employees at Tampa Bay Downs, Oldsmar  

 

Our health fair at Tampa Bay Downs was also a successful interdisciplinary service learning event! Our volunteers from the College of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy and School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences 'pitched in' to this annual event. 

 

 

  

 

 

 

See additional photos at:  Tampa Bay Downs Health Fair 

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Sunday afternoon, February 3rd: Health Fair at Manatee Villages  

 Our medical students participated in the blood pressure and blood sugar screenings and  administration of flu shots for adults, while our bilingual pharmacy students provided valuable health education to adults.

In addition, our  College of Public Health,  Pharmacy  and Arts and Sciences student  volunteers led the children in "Passport to Safety",  poison prevention and fitness activities. We even helped the children plant their own vegetable & fruit seeds so that they can grow and eat their own healthy foods !

 

See additional photos at:  Manatee Villages Health Fair

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Sunday afternoon, February 10th: Love a Senior Afternoon at Weinberg Village!  

Our students from the Colleges of  Medicine,  Public Health and Arts & Sciences helped the seniors make Challah... and just had  fun  'reminiscing'!  

 

                    

           Braiding the Challah....

 

Our delicious and beautiful Challah loaves!

 

Seniors and students having a laugh!

 

See additional photos at:  Weinberg Village  

 

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Saturday morning, March 2nd: Learning is WonderBull Children's Festival at USF!

 

Our  public health, pharmacy and undergraduate students led interactive  learning activities related to poison prevention, medication safety, handwashing and pedestrian safety!  Some of our pharmacy student volunteers are pictured below. 

 

 

 

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Friday, March 8th:  A nutritious gardening project at Kings Kids Academy of Health Sciences 

 

 Our Service Corps volunteers from the Colleges of Public Health and Arts and Sciences  helped the children make their own mini nutritious vegetable gardens ... 

What a fun and healthy way for us to all start spring break!

 

 

 

 

See additional photos at: nutritious gardening project 

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Spring Break Soccer Stars at Farmworkers Self Help (FSH)

 

Our student volunteers played soccer with the boys in the FSH soccer youth group!

 

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Wednesday, March 13th:   A Self-Esteem and Success Session for Girls at  Farmworkers Self Help (FSH)    

 

 Our Service Corps volunteers from the Colleges of Public Health and Medicine shared their great advice about success, body image, self esteem and personal hygiene with young girls.

 

  

 

 

See additional photos at:  Self Esteem Workshop.

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  March 22nd:  Walk Like MADD at USF  

Our  Service Corps volunteers led health education activities at this FUN fundraising event to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

 

 

 

 

See additional photos at: MADD walk 

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Saturday, March 23rd:  Tampa Children’s Expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds

 

Our USF  Health students contributed to this event by:  

leading children in an interactive bike and pedestrian safety rodeo;

teaching children about poison prevention;  and

teaching parents about breastfeeding.    

 

 

 

 

See additional photos at ChildrensExpoSpring2013

 

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Sunday, March 24th:  Picnic with Children's Cancer Center families

 

 

 

 

See additional photos at Children's Cancer Center

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April 4th: Give Life Day at the College of Public Health

 

More than 85 USF students, staff and faculty donated blood and registered for the National Marrow Donor Program and the Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.

 

 

 

 

 

See additional photos at Give Life Day

 

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Thursday April 4th:  Hope Lodge Spring Fling Dessert Party

 

 

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April 6th: Health Fair with the Tampa Bay Burmese Council

 

Our  student volunteers with the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing performed the health

screenings for the adults, while our student  volunteers with the Colleges of Pharmacy,

Public Health and Arts & Sciences led fun interactive health and fitness activities for 

children.  This was truly a fun and festive  health fair for all and a wonderful way to wrap

up National Public Health Week !

 

 

 

 

 

See additional photos at: community health fair

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March - April 2013:  Our  Fun Fundraisers to Benefit the March of Dimes!

 

This has  definitely been our most successful year for our

USF Health Service Corps March of Dimes team ! 

We  raised   $5,175 and more than 100 students faculty and staff  contributed in

some manner to our team.....

 

by coming to the March for Babies walk on April 27th 

(62 people registered for our team)....

 

 

 

or participating in our creative pottery painting

fundraiser at the USF "BullsMarket" on  April 10th  ...

 

or participating in our healthy breakfast fundraiser at the COPH on April 25th !

 

See additional photos at: MarchofDimes2013 

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April 11th:   ‘Taking Action for your Health’ screening event at 

Florida Hospital Tampa 

Similar to the Dr. Oz screening event in July 2013, our USF medical and nursing students assisted with the health screenings. Likewise, our students in the College of Medicine graduate program, College of Public Health and  College of Arts and Sciences contributed immensely to the non-clinical aspects of this community event.

 

 

 

 

See additional photos at FloridaHospitalScreenings 

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Saturday, April 20th:  Paint  Your Heart  Out Tampa

  

Special thanks to our student volunteers from the Colleges of  Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing and Medicine (both the clinical and the research programs) who "transformed" this house in Ybor City with their painting skills and energy!

 

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 May 16th:   Healthy Heart  screenings at the American Heart

Association Go Red for Women Luncheon 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, June 4th: Fit Kids Playground Playin' in the Park (at Curtis Hixon Park)  

   

Our USF COPH and CON students contributed to the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

(SJCH) Advocacy Center  ‘Safety Stop’  !

 

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June 20th:  World Refugee Day 2013 at Jefferson High School   

 

Our USF  Health students and faculty volunteers contributed to health education activities with the Hillsborough County Health Department, activities with children, and even an international fashion show!

 

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Friday, June 21st:  'The Longest Day' 

USF Health students volunteered alongside community members in fitness and

brain-training activities to help raise money to support the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaching Youth about  Health Topics and  Health Careers

 

Do you like to teach kids about new advances in science and health?    

Would you like to share your enthusiasm and knowledge of your particular discipline with youth? Then we have many opportunities for you ! Simply contact Ellen Kent at ekent@health.usf.edu and she can match you up with a school and help you plan your teaching activity !

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 Here  are some photos of our College of Pharmacy students teaching children about poison prevention !

See additional photos atPoison Prevention Lesson.

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May 11th:  Middle School Health Expo

COM and COPH students leading interactive health  lessons at  a Middle School Health Expo on the topics of bicycle safety and maintenance,  nutrition and fitness,  tobacco prevention and maternal and child health!

 

  

 

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 May 16th:   A public health student teaching middle  

school students about germ transmission, with a 'black-light' teaching tool.  

 

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May 23rd, Benito Middle School Health Expo 

An energetic group of  COPH, CON and COM students led our    

    'Staying Healthy … and exploring Health Careers' station,

and one of our COPH students assisted with the Hillsborough County Health Department station about nutrition and fitness !

 

 

 

 

See additional photos at  Benito MS Health Expo 2013

 

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June 24th-28th: COPH Students Sharing their Passion about Public Health with High School Students!

USF COPH students led interactive  activities and panel discussions pertaining to  epidemiology,  environmental health and global health opportunities  for high school students attending a one week COPH Summer Institute in Public Health. 

 

 

 

 

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Students  -  We hope that you enjoyed these photos!  Would you like to participate in some additional FUN service events? Then  visit the USF Health Service Corps Events & Projects  website to find out about upcoming service opportunities for the current semester!

Also, if you would you like some personalized advice on finding service projects that will meet your interests and your busy schedule, 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! 

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  Website by Ellen Kent, MPH ,CPH     

 Updated 6/30/13