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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.

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 [...]

Dr. Russell Kirby and colleagues report on neural tube defects

Posted on Thu, Jan 22 2015

USF Distinguished University Professor Russell Kirby, PhD, MS, and colleagues published “Updated Estimates of Neural Tube Defect Prevented by Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification — United States, 1995-2011.” The article is in the January issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Russell [...]