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Spotlight on The Global Scene

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, […]
USF Health launches Student International Ambassador Program
Int'l Student AmbassadorsUSF Health continues to focus on and provide opportunities for on-campus student involvement with global affairs.  To that end, the new USF Health Student International Ambassador Program will provide a select group of outstanding USF Health students the opportunity to network with high-level delegates, scholars and students from international academic institutions and organizations around the […]
Peace Corps volunteers in Africa sworn in, report home
These Bulls are bound for the Peace Corps and proudly display their new host country.This summer, a record six COPH students left for training to serve abroad as Peace Corps volunteers. They are completing their service while finalizing their graduate studies and recently participated in their swearing-in ceremonies. In September, COPH received news from two students, Ant Nhy Nguyen and Sierra Petrosky, and both said they are excited and […]
Summer elective brings international perspective to women’s health issues
2014 “new” city skyline in the backgroundThis past summer, another cohort of multidisciplinary students from diverse program areas – including maternal and child health, epidemiology, global health, public health practice and social work, among others – has undertaken a lifetime learning experience courtesy of the USF College of Public Health. For the past three summers, Drs. Arlene Calvo and Cheryl Vamos, […]
Hanifa Denny brings new meaning to “global health”
Hanifa M. Denny, PhD, MPHWhile Hanifa Denny isn’t in global health in the departmental sense, she undeniably is in it in the practical sense. “As a farming couple with a big dream, my late parents once told me that I should explore the world,” she said. “In fact, their dream came true with so far 17 countries visited.” But […]
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 […]