This photo gallery includes pictures of USF students engaged in USF Health Service Corps events and projects offered between January though June of 2014. As you view these photos and the summaries of these events, you will notice their truly interdisciplinary nature, with students in the different USF Health academic programs, as well as pre-health professional USF students, learning, serving and having fun together!
Students - Would you like to participate in some additional FUN service events and make a positive difference in our local community? Then feel free to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-974-6622 and she will be happy to help you! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Saturday, January 11th - Nutrition and Fitness Fest for the Tampa Bay Refugee Community
Our USF students from the Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy and Medicine and Arts & Sciences (Anthropology Department) led refugee children and their families in a variety of FUN interactive activities related to nutrition, sports, dancing, gardening, and hand washing. Our students were also able to participate in the open house for the Tampa Bay Gardens Refugee Agricultural Partnership and learn about the exciting plans for this community garden, as well as future potential service projects!
See complete Picasa photo album at: Tampa Bay Gardens nutrition and fitness fest
Sunday, January 12th - Special Event for Special Kids at Shriners Hospital!
Our students from the Colleges of Public Health and Pharmacy and School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences led children in a variety of activities in a special event to celebrate the annual East West Shrine Games .
January 18th - USF Stampede of Service Day
Manatee Villages Health Fair
This was definitely a interdisciplinary Service Corps health fair !
Our medical and nursing students performed the health screenings and administered flu shots under supervision of Catholic Mobile Medical Services....
Our pharmacy students led the poison prevention activities for adults and children.... and
Our public health and pre-health professional students lead the fun interactive health education activities for kids!
See additional photos at: ManateeVillageshealthfairwinter2014
Saturday, January 18th - USF Stampede of Service Day
Paint the Town at University Area Community Development Center
Our diverse USF Health Service Corps team of medical, pharmacy, public health, nursing, bio-medical sciences and communication sciences students contributed to painting projects in the University Area community. Thank you to our students for helping to make the area look really nice!
Saturday, February 1st - USF Health Service Corps/Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association Health Fair (APAMSA) at the Chinese New Year Festival
See also news story at: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1080363
Saturday, February 1st - USF Health Students Preparing English Nutrition Lesson for the Burmese Community
Monday, February 3rd - Health Fair at Tampa Bay Downs
Our medical, nursing, physical therapy and pharmacy students teamed up to provide a comprehensive health fair for the 'behind-the-scenes' workers at Tampa Bay Downs.
See additional photos at: TampaBayDowns2014
Wednesday, February 12th - USF Health and Weinberg Village 'Love A Senior' Evening of the Arts
Our USF Health students and Weinberg Village residents shared their musical, writing and artistic talents with each other. This was a wonderful intergenerational evening of the arts and camaraderie !
See additional photos at: WeinbergVillageEveningoftheArts and listing of artists at
Thursday, February 13th - Valentine's Day Dinner at Portamento Café for the Homeless
Friday, February 28th - 15 Minutes for Your Health Screenings at Florida Hospital Tampa Pepin Heart Institute
See additional photos at: FloridaHospitalTampa15Minutesforyourhealth
Saturday, March 1st - USF Health Students Teaching a Nutrition Lesson to the Burmese Community at the Tampa Bay Gardens
See additional photos at: TampaBayGardensMarch12014
Wednesday, March 5th - Arts in Health Project at Shriners Hospital for Children
USF College of Medicine and Public Health students led Shriners outpatients in 'relaxing' arts & crafts activities !
Saturday, March 8th - Safe Kids Safety Challenge
Our students from the Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy and Arts and Sciences had a blast teaching kids about safety at the Tampa Children's Expo.
See additional photos at: SafeKidsTampaSafetyChallenge
Saturday, March 8th - Men's Health Forum
On the same day, our students from the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing participated in the annual community-wide Men's Health Forum !
Monday, March 17th - Hope Lodge Saint Patrick’s Day Dessert Party !
Our College of Medicine and Nursing students teamed up (and dressed up!) to provide an evening of delicious desserts and camaraderie with our friends at the Hope Lodge!
See additional photos at: StPatricksDayatHopeLodge2014
Friday, March 21st - 'Walk Like MADD' at USF!
Our College of Pharmacy volunteers partnered with the Florida Poison Information Center in sharing practical Poison Prevention tips with the public during the Annual Mothers against Drunk Driving Walk.
Saturday, March 22nd - USF College of Education 'Wild World of Learning' Children’s Festival
Our volunteers from the Colleges of Public Health, Medicine and Pharmacy led three FUN interactive health education stations: Explore a Health Career; Prevent Poisonings; and Just Don’t Smoke !
See additional photos at: USFChildrensFestival2014
Saturday, March 22nd - BrickmaniaTM event at Carrollwood Day School, to introduce youth to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educational opportunities
Our volunteers from the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine introduced youth to the many opportunities in health professions and our excellent USF Health academic programs! Our students led the youth (and their parents too!) in FUN interactive activities related to: keeping your heart healthy; eating healthy; keeping away the germs; staying away from drugs and tobacco; and watching out for poisons !
See additional photos at: Brickmaniaevent2014
Thursday, March 27th, Fun Flower Fundraiser for NEDA!
Need a Flower? Everyone can benefit from cheerful spring time flowers! Thanks to our energetic student volunteers and generous faculty and staff, we had a successful fund raiser to benefit the National Eating Disorders Association.
See additional photos at: Flower Fundraiser
Sunday, April 6th, Tampa Bay Burmese Council Health Fair and Festival, as part of National Public Health Week
This was definitely an interdisciplinary Service Corps health fair !
Our medical and pharmacy students performed the health screenings under supervision of USF Health clinical faculty, our medical students led the vision screenings, and our public health, medical and pre-health professional students led the fun interactive health education activities for kids!
Thursday, April 10th, Benito Middle School Health Expo, as part of National Public Health Week
USF students from the Colleges of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Arts and Sciences teamed up with experts from the Florida Department of Health- Hillsborough and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF, to bring National Public Health Week to Benito!
Over 1000 middle school students visited fun, interactive stations on topics of: 'Stay Alert, Stay Safe'; 'Just Don't Smoke', 'Stay Fit and Eat Well'; 'Say No to Tobacco and Drugs', 'Check out the Health Professions' and 'Accept Other Kids The Way They Are- Autism Awareness'.
See additional photos at: Benito Middle School Health Expo
Friday, April 11th, Advocates for World Health Sorting Party, as part of National Public Health Week
Public health and pharmacy students assisted with sorting and inventory of medical supplies at the Advocates for World Health, which is a not-for-pr
See additional photos at: Advocates for World Health ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Saturday, April 12th, Haitian Health Fair, as part of National Public Health Week
Our USF medical, pharmacy and public health students had a great time with the Haitian community during this festive health fair!
See additional photos at: Haitian Health Fair
Saturday, April 12th, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, as part of National Public Health Week
College of Public Health and Pharmacy students contributed to this important environmental service activity, by helping to clean up a local nature preserve.
Our Successful 2014 March of Dimes Initiatives !
The Walk and Multiple Fundraisers, Too!
Some great group photos from the walk on April 26th
and some photos from our fundraisers!
See additional photos at: MOD2014
Saturday, April 26th, Paint Your Heart Out Tampa
Our public health and pharmacy students had fun helping to paint and spruce up a home in the Ybor City area of Tampa
Monday, May 5th, Cinqo De Mayo Health Fair and Fiesta with Farmworkers Self Help
Student volunteers from the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Public Health assisted with health screenings for adults and a wide variety of FUN, interactive health and safety education activities for kids! What a festive and fun event for all !
See additional photos at Cinqo De Mayo 2014
Thursday, May 8th, Health Screenings at the 'Go Red for Women' American Heart Association Kick Off Event
Thanks to our medical and nursing students who helped with the health screenings at this classy community event !
Saturday, May 10th, Mexican Mother's Day Health Fair in Wimauma
Our USF Health students certainly learned, served and had fun during this festive event to celebrate moms and their families!
Our USF medical and nursing students performed the blood sugar and blood pressure screenings for adults while our medical students in the opthamology interest group performed the vision screenings....
and our public health students and alumni led the Passport to Safety activities for children....
and everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch and entertainment by a high school band and even a Mexican mariachi band!
See additional photos at: Mexican Mothers Day
May 30th, American Heart Association Strokes For Stroke Art Show and Fundraiser
Our USF Service Corps volunteers assisted with welcoming guests to this creative fundraiser designed to showcase artwork created by stroke survivors. In the process, we were able to meet some wonderful people, view some unique art ... and learn about the research and educational programs led by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
Students,please note- we are able to utilize many of the excellent educational materials created by AHA for our USF Health Service Corps health fairs and teaching events.... so please be sure to support our USF Health teams for the AHA heart walk next fall !
See additional photos at: StrokesforStroke
Meals on Wheels!
On May 31st, an energetic group of nursing students woke up really early and helped with preparing 'hurricane packs' for the meals on wheels recipients. What a wonderful service to the community !
See additional photos at: MOWhurricanepackdelivery
In addition, USF Health Service Corps has adopted a Meals on Wheels Tampa Route for two Monday mornings a month. Volunteers can pick up 10-12 meals in a cooler at a site near USF, deliver the meals to home bound individuals on our special Service Corps’ route, and then return the cooler to the pickup site. You can volunteer as often as you wish ! To learn more, visit the Summer 2014 Service Corps Opportunities website, section V, and see the description about Meals on Wheels.
'Target Tuesdays' at Glazer Children’s Museum
On the first Tuesday of each month during the summer, our USF Health students assist our colleagues with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital with their 'Safety Stop' station.
Pictured below are our CON student volunteers during the month of June.
June 12th, World Refugee Day 2014 at Jefferson High School
More than 25 COPH, CON and COM students contributed to this community event, by: creating an interactive display about the refugee experience; graciously serving an international dinner; leading flag making and other crafts activities with youth; and serving as hosts/hostesses. Thank you to our students and to our community partners!
See complete Picasa photo album at: WorldRefugeeDay2014
June 20th, World's Largest Swim Lesson !
More than 20 nursing and public health students led children through water safety education activities, after they participated in swimming lessons at three local pool complexes.
See additional photos at: WorldsLargest SwimLesson
June 28th, Multicultural health Fair for Global Refuge Community Church
What a successful and fun multidisciplinary health fair !
Our medical, nursing, pharmacy and public health students teamed up to provide health screenings, vision checks, citizen CPR, health insurance information, and interactive health and fitness and safety activities for kids!
See additional photos at: Multiculturalhealthfair
Teaching and Mentoring Opportunities
Our USF Health students have many opportunities to share their expertise and enthusiasm about health professions with youth in both public school settings and special programs at USF Health. Students are welcome to contact the Service Corps Coordinator, Ellen Kent, MPH,CPH for assistance in selecting these teaching opportunities, identifying health education resources, and planning creative lessons.
In these photos, medical students in the Doctoring 3 class teach elementary school children about the five senses.
In these photos, public health and nursing students share their valuable experiences and advice about college and careers with high school students participating In the COPH's June Summer Institute in Public Health.
Sensational Spring Semester International Book Drive for Children and Teens
The COPH Harrell Center and the Research Institute of Worlds’ Ancient Traditions Cultures & Heritage (RIWATCH) a research agency in the Himalayan Mountains of India, sponsored a USF Health book drive to provide youth in remote parts of India with books . Public health and social work students who participated in a summer study abroad program in India, hand delivered over 100 books in May, to jump-start a novel "Bag Pack Librarian" program by RIWATCH and Lohit Library Movement. See also news stories.
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