Spring 2014 USF Health Service Corps Photo Gallery
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This photo gallery includes pictures of USF students engaged in many of the USF Health Service Corps events held during the Spring Semester 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? 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!    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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  

and  Tampa Bay times news story and WUSF news story .


 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 quite an 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

Love A Senior Evening of the Arts Program 


      Thursday, February 13th -  Valentine's Day Dinner at Portamento Café for the Homeless 



See additional photos at: PortamentoofHope


 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


Thursday,   March 20th Healthy Fundraisers for March of Dimes!

Would you like to  participate in the walk  (scheduled for  April 26th)  or contribute to our team?  it's easy ! You can  visit our team website   http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/USFHealthServiceCorps to sign up as a walker and/or donor - thank you!




 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: <!--[endif]-->Explore a Health Career; <!--[endif]-->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


Teaching in the Schools!

Our students have many opportunities to share their expertise and enthusiasm about health professions with youth in local public schools! Students are welcome to contact  the service corps coordinator, Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH for assistance in getting matched up with a local school and identifying health education resources.


Medical students in the Doctoring 3 class lead a lesson about the five senses at a local  elementary school.  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 Website created by Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH

Updated 3/29/14  

Additional photos of our students engaged in service activities will be added throughout the semester.    

Students- you can visit the USF Health Service Corps Events & Projects  website to find out about upcoming service opportunities for the current semester!!