Spotlight on The Global Scene

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Public health undergraduates experience Panama for the first time
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:00:22 +0000 “It was very, very successful,” said Deidre Orriola, instructor of the USF College of Public Health’s first undergraduate course held in Panama, which concluded June 1. At the end of May, a group of 12 undergraduate students, one staff member and one faculty member traveled to Panama for an eight-day, three-credit-hour class. Orriola taught the […]
Dr. Thomas Bernard delivers keynote remarks at symposium in Oman
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:05:52 +0000 Dr. Thomas Bernard, chair of Environmental and Occupational Health at the USF College of Public Health, delivered the keynote message at a heat stress symposium in Sohar, Oman, the last week of April. The manifold purpose of the symposium was to share information on current heat stress prevention and management programs followed in various industries; […]
From helpline to Ebola, Bradley Biggers’ career is off to a fast start
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:00:24 +0000 “USF gave me the tools to get a successful start in my public health career,” said USF College of Public Health alumnus Bradley Biggers. Even though he originally planned to go into a career in psychology, Biggers said he changed his mind after working at a crisis helpline in Tallahassee. The agency he worked at […]
Dr. Boo Kwa’s five-country tour brings a world of opportunities to COPH students
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 19:02:11 +0000 The USF College of Public Health has taken a step forward in finding new connections in Asia for students to travel and execute international field experiences and research projects abroad. During the spring semester, Dr. Boo Kwa, professor in Global Health and associate dean for International Programs, toured five Asian countries in order to form […]
Malaria abroad inspires local contribution to the cure
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:13:44 +0000 “Health is one of the major components in the vicious cycle of poverty,” said Emily Lupton, a research assistant at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health who recently authored her first publication in Parasitology International. Originally from North Carolina, Lupton earned her Master of Public Health in epidemiology and global communicable diseases […]
Peace Corps Master’s International student Sierra Petrosky sends second report home
Mon, 18 May 2015 18:28:43 +0000 Maternal and child health graduate student Sierra Petrosky deployed to Benin, West Africa, last summer.  Ten months into her two-year commitment to the Peace Corps via the Peace Corps Master’s International program at the USF College of Public Health, her recent second report to home base is brimming with her typical enthusiasm, vividness and sharing […]
Graduate student Montray Smith presents posters at pair of international conferences
Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:37 +0000 “Being a student never stops,” said USF College of Public Health graduate student Montray Smith.  “I was still doing homework in one of my classes while I was in the Netherlands.  I was on vacation, and I had the class PowerPoints and the textbook spread all over the hotel room, and I had to use […]
Department of Global Health balances growth on the cutting edge
Mon, 04 May 2015 11:00:57 +0000 One of the USF College of Public Health’s largest and fastest-growing departments is also its newest.  Founded in 2004, the Department of Global Health already has become one of the largest COPH departments in terms of total enrollment, said Dr. Thomas Unnasch, department chair. The department initially was formed by a collaborative effort between faculty […]
Spring break is a call to service for these COPH grad students
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:00:03 +0000 The International Health Service Collaborative is an interdisciplinary group of medical, pharmacy, physical therapy and public health students.  The USF on-campus organization orchestrates an annual spring break trip to Panama.  The spring 2015 contingent was made up of about 20 participants, including two faculty members. The group gathered at Tampa International Airport at 4 a.m. […]
Belinda-Rose Young grabs leadership role in U.N. global initiative to empower women
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 12:00:50 +0000 Public health doesn’t mean the same thing everywhere.  Belinda-Rose Young, MSPH in 2012 from the USF College of Public Health, teaches at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.  Asked if she teaches public health, her answer is mixed and even elicits a mild chuckle. “Well … yes and no,” she said.  “I’m teaching […]