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Spring Semester 2012 USF Health Service Corps Photo Gallery 

This website includes photos of  USF students engaged in our USF Health Service Corps events during the Spring Semester 2012.  This website is a 'work in progress', whereby new photos are added as successful Service Corps events are completed throughout the semester. In looking through these photos, you will notice the interdisciplinary and multifaceted nature of these events, with students in all of our USF Health academic programs, as well as pre-health professional students, learning, serving and having fun together!

So, if you are a USF Health student and would like to participate in service activities and make a positive difference in our local community, then you can go to this website http://health.usf.edu/ahec/USFHealthServicesCorps/hscevents.htm to find out about upcoming great events and projects for the current semester!  

And now, please enjoy the photo gallery of  these recent 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!)   


January 26th  - Baking Bread with Seniors & Students  

Our USF Health students had fun baking (and eating!) Challah (a special braided bread) with the seniors at Weinberg Village!

See additional photos at  WeinbergWinterChallahBake.


January 28th  -  Manatee Villages Health Fair  

Our medical and nursing students participated in the clinical screenings for adults...

and our pharmacy students provided health education for adults on medication and food safety...

and our pre-health professional and pharmacy students led the Passport to Safety and fitness activities for kids!

Special thanks to our students and our community partners (Saint Joseph's Childrens Hospital Children's Advocacy/Safe Kids Tampa, Catholic Mobile Medical Services, and Manatee Village) !

See additonal photos at Manatee Village 2012 Health Fair.


Teaching in the Schools  

On January 30th, eight medical students in the Dermatology Interest Group shared their enthusiasm and expertise about skin cancer prevention with over 150 students at both Benito Middle School and Terrace Community Middle School!

Would you like to also share your knowledge  about health care issues and your experiences preparing for the health professions with elementary, middle and high school students? Then feel free to Ellen Kent at ekent@health.usf.edu and she will be happy to set up a teaching engagement for you!


February 21st   - Geico Road Safety  Bicycle Tour   

One of our COPH undergraduate volunteers helped with the first Geico Road Safety Bicycle Tour at USF. 


and we also partnered with Florida Department of Transportation on their distracted driving game.


February 22nd - Health Fair for the Seasonal Workers at Tampa Bay Downs  

This was quite a successful and multi-disciplinary USF Health Service Corps health fair!

Our COM students in the Student Interest Group in Ophthalmology (SIGIO) led the vision screenings....


and our pharmacy students discussed medication safety...

while our medical students performed the blood sugar and blood cholesterol screenings...

and a public health student provided valuable health education ... 


and our Physical Therapy students provided valuable strength and posture assessments and health education !


See additional photos at Tampa Bay Downs health fair.


February 25th  - National Eating Disorders Association Walk

Our energetic and dedicated College of Public Health team contributed to this walk to raise  awareness and funds to prevent eating disorders. Together, we raised $650, and special thanks to Ms. Allison Oberne, MPH, CPH, and her undergraduate class at the USF College of Public Health! 



March 3rd - Health Screenings at the Gasparilla Health Expo  

See additional photos at Gasparillahealthscreenings.


In addition, our USF Health Service Corps volunteers also contributed to the USF Children's Festival on March 3rd, and we offered three FUN interactive learning activity stations for kids, led by our College of Public Health, Pharmacy and Medical students! 



        March 23rd - Fitness and Fun Picnic at Riverfront Park

      for Farmworkers Self Help Teen Dream Group! 

                   We  had a blast helping the kids create a poison safety poster ....                          


and we also played volleyball and other sports with the kids! 

See additional photos at: FarmworkersSelfHelp ________________________________________________________________________________________

 March 31st  -  Community Health Fair at San Jose Mission in Dover

  This was definitely an interdisciplinary health fair, with student volunteers from the Colleges of Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health!

See additional photos at: San Jose Mission


April 3rd -  Benito Middle School Health Fair !

What  a  winning combination!  

 Enthusiastic students from Benito MS....

 Energetic student volunteers from USF College of Medicine, College of Public Health, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and other  USF academic  programs.... 

 and expert university and community  partners with the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research, Florida Department of  Transportation, and Hillsborough County Health Department !

See additional photos at: Benito Health Expo


April 3rd -  Give Life Day at the COPH

Members of the USF community helped to 'give life'... by donating blood at the Florida Blood Services bloodmobile,  registering for the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP),  and signing up to be an organ, tissue and/or eye donor, through Donate Life Florida.


April 5th - Hope Lodge Spring Fling Picnic!

 Our USF Health Service Corps volunteers from the Colleges of Public Health, Medicine and Pharmacy had a great time enjoying desserts with the Hope Lodge residents... and even learning how to play Chinese Checkers!

See additional photos at: Hope Lodge Spring Fling Picnic


April 21st - Community Cares Fair at the Wilbert Davis Belmont Heights Boys & Girls Club

Our enthusastic USF Health Service Corps volunteers led stations with interactive activities on the themes of: ‘Prevent Poisonings’; ‘Safety on the Move’; ‘Don’t Smoke’; ‘Check out the Health Professions’; and ‘Stay Fit and Eat Well!


See addiitonal photos at: BoysandGirlsClub.


April 21st - Paint Your Heart Out!

Our energetic USF Health Service Corps volunteers made a positive difference by painting a house in Ybor City for someone who otherwise would not have been able to afford this home improvement project!


April 28th - March for Babies Walk!


May 12th   - Spruce Up Project at the Miracles Outreach Fresh Start Residential Group Home! 

We painted and gardened all day long, to give a face lift to this house... and to help the girls residing at this home to feel extra special! 


See addiitonal photos at:  Spruce Up


May 19th: Speaking of Women’s Health Fair at Tampa Convention Center


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 work with you! 

Website by Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH