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COPH observes World Prematurity Day with reflection and optimism
World Prematurity Day 2The March of Dimes marks its annual World Prematurity Day on Monday, Nov. 17. Notably, the USF College of Public Health is home to two leaders in prematurity research, Dr. William Sappenfield and Dr. Russell Kirby. Sappenfield, professor and chair of the Department of Community and Family Health and director of the Lawton and Rhea […]
USF Health Panama Program Showcased at National Conference
Part of the USF Health-Panama Research Team presenting at APANAC. (Photo courtesy of Humberto López Castillo.)The USF Health-Panama Program and COPH alumni delivered eight posters and oral presentations at the 15th National Conference for the Advancement of Science. Presented by the Panamanian Society for the Advancement of Science, the conference was held at the City of Knowledge in Panama Oct. 15-18. The conference was inaugurated by the president of the […]
Dr. Hanifa M. Denny makes her mark in the U.S. and abroad
Dr. Hanifa M. Denny pictured at the Institute of Medicine meeting in Washington, DC.Since completing her public health doctorate at the USF College of Public Health, Dr. Hanifa M. Denny has been making her mark in the field domestically and abroad.  Among her successes as an associate professor at Diponegoro University in Semarang, Indonesia, she has secured research grants, mentored numerous students and become director of both the […]
COPH supports faculty endeavors to bring public health to the world
Boo Kwa, PhDThe public health field is a global entity by nature, touching everyone from our next-door neighbors to people in remote villages on the other side of the Earth. Acknowledging a burgeoning swarm of public health issues and needs everywhere, the USF College of Public Health answers the call by encouraging professional development through faculty and […]
COPH Peace Corps volunteer writes first report home
Sierra Petrosky pictured with fellow Peace Corps volunteer Charile McKell and village children.A Bull gone global, Sierra Petrosky, an MPH student in the College of Public Health, has officially become a rural community health volunteer in the country of Benin. The role she has taken is part of her training as a Peace Corps volunteer in conjunction with the Peace Corps Master’s International program. In her recently […]
Dr. Thomsas Unnasch played a role in Ecuador’s elimination of river blindness
Dr. Unnasch at an African village in the 1990s.Major health organizations around the world are celebrating the elimination of river blindness in Ecuador, the second Latin American nation to announce the milestone. Dr. Thomas Unnasch, chair of the Department of Global Health at the USF College of Public Health, has been involved with numerous organizations in a long fight to eliminate the disease. […]
Drs. Izurieta and Ianiro complete elite course in Peru
Pictured with their colleagues from around the world and Gorgas course faculty are COPH’s Dr. Ricardo Izurieta (back row, fourth from left) and Dr. Rosanna Ianiro (front row, fourth from left).A professor and alumna from the USF College of Public Health were among a handful of physicians chosen for an elite course at the Gorgas Memorial Institute this summer in Lima, Peru. Dr. Ricardo Izurieta, associate professor in the Department of Global Health, and Dr. Rosanna Ianiro, a Global Health MPH graduate, were among those […]
Bradley Keating personifies the humanitarian spirit of COPH
Brad Keating, MPHUSF College of Public Health student Bradley Keating is a humanitarian for the masses. As a trained firefighter and certified medic, he has been involved in relief efforts in disasters across the globe for the last four years in Haiti, Japan, Israel and the Philippines. After the typhoon in the Philippines, Bradley, as an undergraduate, […]
USF Health launches Student International Ambassador Program
Int'l Student AmbassadorsUSF Health continues to focus on and provide opportunities for on-campus student involvement with global affairs.  To that end, the new USF Health Student International Ambassador Program will provide a select group of outstanding USF Health students the opportunity to network with high-level delegates, scholars and students from international academic institutions and organizations around the […]
Peace Corps volunteers in Africa sworn in, report home
These Bulls are bound for the Peace Corps and proudly display their new host country.This summer, a record six COPH students left for training to serve abroad as Peace Corps volunteers. They are completing their service while finalizing their graduate studies and recently participated in their swearing-in ceremonies. In September, COPH received news from two students, Ant Nhy Nguyen and Sierra Petrosky, and both said they are excited and […]