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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 team part of global health effort to accelerate neglected infectious diseases drug discovery

Posted on Mon, Aug 15 2016

The researchers screened 400 compounds for the Malaria Box project, one of the first open-source drug discovery efforts to combat infectious diseases The USF Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research was among 55 groups worldwide to participate in a Medicines for Malaria Venture initiative [...]

Rema Ramakrishnan earns SPER Student Prize Paper Award

Posted on Mon, Aug 15 2016

USF’s College of Public Health epidemiology doctoral candidate Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan is the recipient of the 2016 Student Prize Paper Award from the Society of Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. Ramakrishnan won the award for her manuscript, “Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Baby Friendly [...]

Dr. Janice Zgibor designs platform to encourage physical activity

Posted on Fri, Aug 12 2016

USF College of Public Health’s Janice Zgibor, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been working on a wayfinding service for increasing physical activity and recently had a chapter on this research published in Smart City 360°. “One of the biggest problems in this [...]