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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 […]
Summer elective brings international perspective to women’s health issues
2014 “new” city skyline in the backgroundThis past summer, another cohort of multidisciplinary students from diverse program areas – including maternal and child health, epidemiology, global health, public health practice and social work, among others – has undertaken a lifetime learning experience courtesy of the USF College of Public Health. For the past three summers, Drs. Arlene Calvo and Cheryl Vamos, […]
Hanifa Denny brings new meaning to “global health”
Hanifa M. Denny, PhD, MPHWhile Hanifa Denny isn’t in global health in the departmental sense, she undeniably is in it in the practical sense. “As a farming couple with a big dream, my late parents once told me that I should explore the world,” she said. “In fact, their dream came true with so far 17 countries visited.” But […]
Graduate student Funmilayo Olaoye uses “international language” for prevention education [video]
Funmilayo Olaoye“It’s so hard to say goodbye,” Funmilayo Olaoye wrote from Uganda on her USF blog in early September. “How time flies. I can’t believe 8 weeks is over and it’s time for me to return to the United States. I write this with uncontrollable tears rolling down my cheeks. The farewell song that the children […]
Trio of COPH professors speak at global health symposium
L or R: Drs. Wilbur Milhous, John Adams and Dennis KyleProfessors Wil Milhous, John Adams and Dennis Kyle represented the USF College of Public Health and its Department of Global Health at the fourth Molecular Parasitology and Global Health Symposium in Panama City, Panama, July 30 – Aug. 1. The symposium celebrated “One Hundred Years of the Panama Canal and Its Impact on Global Health […]
Dr. Ismael Hoare leads health policy development effort in Grenada
Ismael Hoare, PhDDr. Ismael Hoare, associate professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, was invited by PAHO’s Office of Caribbean Program Coordination and the Ministry of Health in Grenada to develop a National Human Resources for Health Policy document for Grenada. In support of this project, Hoare conducted two national consultation meetings in […]
Malinee Neelamegam conducts epidemiology workshop in Malaysia
Malinee Neelamegam (front row, second from left) in Penang, Malaysia, with some of the participants in her epidemiology workshop.Fulbright Scholar and USF College of Public Health alumnus Malinee Neelamegam conducted a two-day “Introduction to Epidemiology” workshop sponsored by the Malaysia Ministry of Health on July 10 and 11 in Penang, Malaysia. The 42 workshop participants included physicians, nurses, pharmacists, research officers and Ministry of Health officials. Neelamegam said she based the various workshop […]
International collaboration produces innovative weapon against parasites
Ricardo-IzurietaDr. Ricardo Izurieta, associate professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, has embarked on a collaborative effort aimed at preventing the spread of intestinal parasites.   His new international and interdisciplinary collaboration has paired him with Dr. P. Ravi Selvaganapathy of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Selvaganapathy is Canada Research Chair […]
Public Health ally receives global leadership award at summer commencement
The University of South Florida presented Dr. Jorge Motta with the President’s Global Leadership Award at summer commencement Aug. 9. The award recognizes “exemplary accomplishments in international leadership or global relations.” It is the latest of multiple accolades for Motta, whose previous recognitions include the Gorgas Medal and the James D. Bruce Memorial Award for […]
COPH professors deliver keynote talks in Ecuador
John Adams and Dennis Kyle in EcuadorDistinguished USF College of Public Health Professors John Adams and Dennis Kyle delivered keynote talks at two recent international workshops, the Latin-American Network of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases, and the National Meeting of Infectious Disease Research and Tropical Medicine. The meetings were held on the campus of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador […]