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Spotlight on The Global Scene

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 […]
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, […]