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Student News
“Vaccine Ambassadors” help kick off HPV vaccination awareness campaign
MPH students and “Vaccine Ambassadors” Taylor Caragan (in green) and Rudith Laine talk with a reporter about the HPV vaccination initiative.Led by Drs. Ellen M. Daley and Cheryl A. Vamos, a team of PhD and MPH students from the Department of Community and Family Health is working to increase awareness about the benefits of HPV vaccination in Hillsborough County. Dubbed the “Vaccine Ambassadors” by the Tampa Tribune after the successful kick-off of an HPV vaccination […]
India book drive comes full circle
Jessica Gibson, a public health graduate student and president of the Maternal and Child Health Student Organization, presented a book donation to librarian Sathyanarayanan Mundayoor in Roing, India.In April, the Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence announced a book drive for children in the Himalayas.  The initiative was in collaboration with RIWATCH, the Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage, to promote reading for children in rural areas.  The month-long drive resulted in the collection of four boxes […]
Students get their walk on with Florida’s health leaders  
The COPH walkers posed for a pre-walk photo with Dr. Armstrong (far left) and Kim Barnhill, MPH, the 2012 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health (far right).  They include from left:  Tobi Ozoya, Carly Truett, Danny Ramon, Nikki Demetriou, Abby Wold, Adam Slotnick, Michele Tighe, Brian Brijbag and Ila Jones. Not pictured: Ellen KentIt’s 6:00 on Wednesday morning. Most college students are barely awake.  Not so for an eager bunch of USF College of Public Health students.  Instead of sleeping in, they opted to rise with the sun for an opportunity to work out with Florida Surgeon General John Armstrong, MD.   In town for a meeting with […]
Erika Thompson takes a walk (and selfie) with the surgeon general
Erika Thompson wtih Acting Surgeon General LushniakCommunity and family health doctoral student Erika Thompson attended Acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris D. Lushniak’s keynote address at the annual American College of Sports Medicine Meeting.  The event was held May 27-31 in Orlando, Fla. According to Thompson, Rear Admiral Lushniak enthusiastically described the role of the surgeon general’s office commenting that it is more than […]