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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.

New antimalarial drug with novel mechanism of action

Posted on Mon, Dec 8 2014

Malaria is a devastating disease that causes significant morbidity and mortality in temperate and tropical regions around the world. Because of the increased prevalence of multidrug-resistant malaria strains, new drugs are urgently required to combat this problem. In early December, a significant new [...]

Drs. Cheryl Vamos and Ellen Daley Present at the National Health Literacy Research Conference

Posted on Mon, Dec 1 2014

Drs. Cheryl Vamos and Ellen Daley delivered two presentations at the National Health Literacy Research Conference in Bethesda, Md., Nov. 3-4. The conference serves as an “interdisciplinary meeting for investigators dedicated to health literacy research. It is an opportunity to advance the field of health [...]

Dr. Cheryl Vamos and partners examine health literacy

Posted on Fri, Nov 14 2014

In October, women’s health researcher Dr. Cheryl Vamos presented on behalf of her collaborative team’s research at the 2014 International Cancer Education Conference in Clearwater. The study examined assets and barriers that influence Hispanic migrant farmworkers’ health literacy skills and their ability [...]