Spotlight on The Global Scene

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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 […]
COPH student part of U.S.A.I.D.-Peace Corps collaborative to “Let Girls Learn”
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:01:19 +0000 On March 3, the United States Agency for International Development announced its partnership with the Peace Corps to create a new program initiative called “Let Girls Learn,” which consists of expanding access to education for adolescent girls worldwide.  According to Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps director, “Educating girls is essential to healthy and thriving communities but, […]
CATHALAC/USF strengthen partnership for collaboration
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:00:08 +0000 On Jan. 20, the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) and the University of South Florida, USF Health, signed a general agreement for collaboration with the purpose of facilitating academic and scientific research cooperation between the two entities.  The signing of this agreement responds to the interest of […]
Dr. Arlene Calvo highlights social aspects of cervical cancer research in Panama
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:00:09 +0000 January was Cervical Health Awareness Month Dr. Arlene Calvo has been on the front lines of cervical cancer research in Panama for well more than a decade. A research assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Health for USF Health-Panama, she began conducting cervical cancer research in that Central American nation while working […]
Distinguished global panel captivates students, faculty, staff and community guests
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:43:13 +0000 The USF College of Public Health hosted a global panel discussion on Jan. 27 as part of a weeklong international endeavor associated with the College’s 30th anniversary celebration. Four public health leaders came to COPH from various parts of the world for the event, the highlight of which was the panel discussion, Healthy populations in […]
International guests to anchor public health panel during weeklong visit
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:45:49 +0000 The USF College of Public Health will host an international panel discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 27, as part of a weeklong global endeavor associated with the College’s 30th anniversary celebration. Four public health leaders will come to COPH from various parts of the world for a week of discussions, professional visits, and even some entertainment. […]