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Public Health makes a positive difference in Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama
Dr. Arlene Calvo (r) leads a health education training with members of the Ngäbe-Buglé community.Responding to USF’s challenge to become a top global, research institution, the College of Public Health established an international presence in Panama, Central America, about a decade ago. In partnership with USF Health, the Panama program is located at the City of Knowledge, where they conduct research and academic activities. One of the recent community […]
Public Health hosts Invisible Threat screening
invisible threatFor a moment, imagine what it’s like to live in an under-vaccinated society. The movie Invisible Threat premiered in January and explores this very topic. Members of the USF and local community are invited to join the College of Public Health for a fascinating film on “the science of disease and the risks facing society.” […]
IHSC members foster partnership between USF Health and Panama over spring break
3 2014 It’s all smiles for IHSC volunteers and Panamanian medical students after a long day of clinic in ChicáIn March, 24 students and professionals from the USF International Health Service Collaborative (IHSC) embarked on a service-learning trip to the rural mountain town of Chicá, Panama, located about two hours away from Panama City. The organization’s interdisciplinary focus is fueled by the valuable skill sets of its members. This year’s mission trip included volunteers […]
Peace Corps: It’s the gift you give and receive
Barbara Kennedy, MS, MPH, co-coordinator of the USF COPH PCMI program, pictured with Skype profiles of Jessica Chambless and Folashade Osibanjo.On February 23-March 1, the USF College of Public Health joined organizations around the country for a week-long celebration known as Peace Corps Week. This annual event was established to commemorate the organization’s creation by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961. Festivities included a viewing of the movie Blood Brother, a community service […]
Get lessons in health and life from study abroad to Malaysia
Bulls classify the health of a river during the summer 2012 Malaysia Public Health Study Abroad ProgramWhat happens when Southeast Asia is combined with communicable disease prevention programs and community health? The result is a new USF College of Public Health summer study abroad program based in Malaysia.   As our world rapidly becomes more and more globalized, organizations in every field seek employees not only with a degree and experience, […]
International Health Service Collaborative students opt to spend spring break in rural Panama
An IHSC member leads handwashing activities with students at Chica’s primary school during the March 2013 mission tripUSF Health students and physicians embark on an interdisciplinary service-learning trip to Chica, a rural mountain town in Panama This March members of the USF Health International Health Service Collaborative (IHSC) are choosing to spend their Spring Break conducting health and education activities in Chica, a small mountain town about two hours away from Panama […]
Education + service = Peace Corps Master’s International. A priceless opportunity
Stephen Cormier - Cameroon - 2011 - Swearing InEver ask, “What is it that Peace Corps volunteers actually do?” or “What is Peace Corps Master’s International?” Well, wonder no more. It’s National Peace Corps Week and this is the perfect time to get answers. The College of Public of Health offers one of two Master’s International programs at the University of South Florida. […]
Celebrate Peace Corps Week with the College of Public Health
USF College of Public Health Master's International student Aditi Desai at a Girl's Leadership Camp in UgandaFebruary 23 marks the beginning of Peace Corps Week. USF’s College of Public Health and Peace Corps Office are partnering to offer a week full of activities designed to answer the question “What does it mean to be a Peace Corps volunteer?” Celebrated annually throughout the US, Peace Corps Week commemorates the establishment of the […]
Every day is ‘World Cancer Day’ for Anh Thy Nguyen
Nguyen - Profile PictureFebruary 4 is recognized around the globe as “World Cancer Day,” an observance that aims to promote the detection and treatment of cancer, as well as prevention and common myths. For College of Public Health student Anh Thy Nguyen, every day is World Cancer Day. As an intern at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & […]
The Caribbean witnesses a surge of Chikungunya reported cases
Caribbean IslandsPublic Health agencies are warning of a recent surge in reported cases of Chikungunya, a virus that is usually found in Africa and Asia. It’s been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean since early December. Professor Robert Novak, PhD, of the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, possesses considerable experience working with arboviruses such […]