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 email@example.com 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 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
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
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
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!!