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Graduate student Funmilayo Olaoye uses “international language” for prevention education [video]
Funmilayo Olaoye“It’s so hard to say goodbye,” Funmilayo Olaoye wrote from Uganda on her USF blog in early September. “How time flies. I can’t believe 8 weeks is over and it’s time for me to return to the United States. I write this with uncontrollable tears rolling down my cheeks. The farewell song that the children […]
Trio of COPH professors speak at global health symposium
L or R: Drs. Wilbur Milhous, John Adams and Dennis KyleProfessors Wil Milhous, John Adams and Dennis Kyle represented the USF College of Public Health and its Department of Global Health at the fourth Molecular Parasitology and Global Health Symposium in Panama City, Panama, July 30 – Aug. 1. The symposium celebrated “One Hundred Years of the Panama Canal and Its Impact on Global Health […]
Dr. Ismael Hoare leads health policy development effort in Grenada
Ismael Hoare, PhDDr. Ismael Hoare, associate professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, was invited by PAHO’s Office of Caribbean Program Coordination and the Ministry of Health in Grenada to develop a National Human Resources for Health Policy document for Grenada. In support of this project, Hoare conducted two national consultation meetings in […]
Malinee Neelamegam conducts epidemiology workshop in Malaysia
Malinee Neelamegam (front row, second from left) in Penang, Malaysia, with some of the participants in her epidemiology workshop.Fulbright Scholar and USF College of Public Health alumnus Malinee Neelamegam conducted a two-day “Introduction to Epidemiology” workshop sponsored by the Malaysia Ministry of Health on July 10 and 11 in Penang, Malaysia. The 42 workshop participants included physicians, nurses, pharmacists, research officers and Ministry of Health officials. Neelamegam said she based the various workshop […]
International collaboration produces innovative weapon against parasites
Ricardo-IzurietaDr. Ricardo Izurieta, associate professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, has embarked on a collaborative effort aimed at preventing the spread of intestinal parasites.   His new international and interdisciplinary collaboration has paired him with Dr. P. Ravi Selvaganapathy of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Selvaganapathy is Canada Research Chair […]
Public Health ally receives global leadership award at summer commencement
The University of South Florida presented Dr. Jorge Motta with the President’s Global Leadership Award at summer commencement Aug. 9. The award recognizes “exemplary accomplishments in international leadership or global relations.” It is the latest of multiple accolades for Motta, whose previous recognitions include the Gorgas Medal and the James D. Bruce Memorial Award for […]
COPH professors deliver keynote talks in Ecuador
John Adams and Dennis Kyle in EcuadorDistinguished USF College of Public Health Professors John Adams and Dennis Kyle delivered keynote talks at two recent international workshops, the Latin-American Network of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases, and the National Meeting of Infectious Disease Research and Tropical Medicine. The meetings were held on the campus of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador […]
Baby Emmanuel joins the COPH family
Gladys Bernett sonGladys Bernett and husband Luis Manuel Valle welcomed Emmanuel Gabriel on Monday, July 7.  Emmanuel weighed 7 lbs, 7 oz.  “He is beautiful and healthy,” Gladys said via email a few days after delivery. “Mommy is exhausted, but recovering.”   Gladys Bernett, MBA, MHA, is director of program development for USF Health Panama. She is based […]
Public Service Day is every day for USF Health students
burmese fairWinston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” On June 23, the United Nations celebrated its annual observance of Public Service Day.  The occasion highlights the invaluable contributions of public servants and administrators in their efforts to build a better world for […]
Sacrifice, hardship, adventure await record number of COPH Peace Corps volunteers
These Bulls are bound for the Peace Corps are proudly display their new host country.Six USF College of Public Health students have volunteered for Peace Corps duty this summer, a record number for the college.  Each will undertake a 27-month assignment of personal sacrifice, with personal hardship a distinct possibility. Founded and established by executive order of President John F. Kennedy in 1961, the Corps assigns duties unknown to […]