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Spotlight on The Global Scene

CATHALAC/USF strengthen partnership for collaboration
Freddy Picado, director general of CATHALAC, and Dr. Lynette Menezes 3On 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
Panamanian flag heartJanuary 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
Healthy Populations (159)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
world mapThe 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. […]
Aisha Bhimla ties together social and public health for goals of equity
Aisha Bhimla (second from right) at a staff dinner in MalaysiaWhen Toronto native Aisha Bhimla entered the USF College of Public Health, she was uncertain where her interests in global health and social determinants of epidemiology would take her. “I was unsure about where specifically I wanted to end up with my MPH degree,” she said.  “I generally wanted to gain skills that would allow […]
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 […]