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Centers and Institutes

Center for Biological Defense
The first Center of its kind to be established in Florida and among the first established nationally, this Department of Defense funded Center in collaboration with a network of universities in Florida and the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Tech University, are members of the National Center for Countermeasures to Biological and Chemical Threats. Education, research and service are all part of the Center’s mission.

Center for Environmental/Occupational Risk Analysis & Management
The mission of the University of South Florida Center for Environmental/Occupational Risk Analysis & Management (CEORAM) is to clearly identify and characterize the risks associated with occupational, agricultural and environmental exposures to chemicals.

Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice
The Center’s primary mission is to improve Florida's public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies and capabilities of the state's current and future public health workforce. To achieve these goals, the Center includes three major programs: The Florida Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center, The Florida Public Health Education and Training Center and the Public Health Leadership Institute of Florida (a tuition funded leadership development program for Florida’s public health workforce)

Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Women's Health (CTR-WH)
The Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Women's Health (CTR-WH), an innovative multidisciplinary academic and community partnership, is committed to bridging the gap between and among professional disciplines to create a new paradigm for women’s health. This new paradigm will cross the divide between current discipline-specific women’s health research, practice, and policies.

Florida Health Information Center
This Center was created by the Florida Legislature to serve as a statewide Center for the acquisition and dissemination of relevant, policy-oriented health services research and other information to public and private health organizations in the state.

Florida Prevention Research Center
The Center is dedicated to the implementation of Community-Based Prevention Marketing (CBPM) to encourage voluntary health behavior change by individuals, groups and communities. CBPM is implemented through demonstration projects that tackle issues such as adolescent smoking and alcohol initiation.

Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health
The mission of the Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health is to develop, cultivate, and disseminate an innovative model of research education that addresses best practices for translational research in the field of adolescent behavioral health, as it relates to substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

OSHA Center for Occupational Health Planning and Education
One vital purpose of the USF College of Public Health is to protect worker health. To serve this end we have created the Center for Occupational Health Planning and Education. The Center seeks to engage and include the local community in our efforts to promote the health and safety of the Florida workforce and beyond.
Specifically, the Center includes the contributions by the faculty, staff and resources of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health as well as those of the USF SafetyFlorida (OSHA 21d Consultation Program) and the USF OSHA Training Institute.

Sunshine Education & Research Center (ERC)
Supported by $1 million yearly from NIOSH, the Center's mission is to promote health and well-being in the workplace through interdisciplinary education and research programs for physicians, nurses, industrial hygienists, occupational safety experts, employers, employees & labor representatives in Region IV, a nine state region in the Southeastern US. This program based in the department of Environmental and Occupational Health.

The James and Jennifer Harrell Center for the Study of Domestic Violence
This Center's scope includes spouse, child, elder, same sex partner abuse and other forms of relationship violence. The focus is on research, information-gathering, idea-sharing, training, policy analysis & advocacy.

The Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies
The Center is dedicated to determining the most effective strategies, programs and systems for reducing illness and death among mothers, their infants and young children. It is the lead agency for coordinating a federally funded Healthy Start initiative and has multiple sources of funding.

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