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Faculty Spotlights

College of Public Health faculty are engaged in a wide array of public health research that directly impacts our local, state, national and international community. Whether it is working on vaccine development, creating toolkits for public health professionals in local health departments or working with underserved communities in Panama, our interdisciplinary faculty touch the lives of people every day. Here is just a sampling of some of the research in which our faculty are involved.

USF-led study sheds light on how malaria parasites grow exponentially

Posted on Mon, Mar 9 2015

Findings may lead to new treatment to curb threat of drug-resistant malaria A University of South Florida professor and his team of researchers have become the first to uncover part of the mysterious process by which malaria-related parasites spread at explosive and deadly rates inside humans and other [...]

COPH researchers report on cancer disparities in Florida hospitals

Posted on Mon, Feb 23 2015

USF College of Public Health student researchers Dr. Jemal Gishe, Angella Hanciles and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “Minority Use of a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and Non-specialty Hospitals in Two Florida Regions.”  The study is in the January [...]

New compounds more potent in combatting brain-eating amoeba’s fatal infection

Posted on Mon, Feb 2 2015

A University of South Florida Health College of Public Health professor and his team of researchers have zeroed in on compounds that could one day lead to fast-acting treatments for the fatal infection caused by the brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri. In a study published online this month in [...]