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Bulls Unite in Orlando at Florida Public Health Association conference

May 25, 2018
Join the USF College of Public Health for several key events at the Florida Public Health Association Educational Conference in Orlando, July 24-25. This year’s theme is “Striving for Excellence in Public Health.”...

Florida International Students Help Fight Zika
September 29, 2016
Zika – the virus that became an epidemic in 2016 is affecting people’s health, mobilizing health experts and leaders, forcing controversial pesticide spraying, and threatening business interests in South Florida...

FIU's McCoy, FPHA Board member,  coordinated public health presentations for the How to Become a Health Professions Conference presented by NeighborhoodHELP, Wertheim College of Medicine  

Florida International Students Recognized at 2016 FPHA Annual Educational Conference-August 11, 2016
During the Florida Public Health Association 2016 Annual Education Conference, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work doctoral students Ms. Jessica Weissman, Mr. Chintan Bhatt and Mr. Ari Hozman were recognized for their scholarship while Health Promotion & Disease Prevention professor Dr. H.Virginia McCoy was invited to serve as the FIU Stempel College liaison to FHPA’s board of directors.

Ms. Weissman won the graduate student scholarship and presidential awards, and she was also selected for the position of student representative to the membership committee of the FPHA. Mr. Bhatt won the most informative poster award. He was also selected for the position of student representative to the legislative committee of the FPHA. Mr. Hozman was selected to the position of student representative for the social committee committee of the FPHA.

“The passionate public health professionals at FPHA make conference attendees feel welcome and encourage participation,” said Ms. Weissman. This is the second time that she attends the annual conference. It was the first time attending for Mr. Bhatt, who said, “It was a great experience as the conference is an excellent way to network and learn while having fun in a supportive environment.” Mr. Hozman also vouched for the conference, “From day one, I immediately noticed the high caliber of interactive educational sessions that took place and I was blown away. From Zika to HIV to obesity and more, the sessions were nothing less than exciting.”

The FPHA serves Florida’s public health professionals and students through advocacy, professional development as well as networking to improve Florida’s health. FPHA membership is as diverse as public health and includes nurses, environmental health specialists, health educators, physicians, allied health professionals, preventive medicine specialists, laboratorians, alternative health care providers, social workers, academicians, policymakers, interested citizens and students.

Florida Outstanding Public Health Woman of the Year Awardees

  • Flora Mae Wellings – 1988
  • Helen Rodgerson Beski – 1989
  • Erica J. Koehler – 1990
  • Charlotte A. Boorde – 1991
  • Donna Mahaffey Barber – 1993
  • Annie R. Neasman – 1994
  • Marianne B. McEuen – 1995
  • Peggy Ann Collins – 1996
  • Martha E. Valiant – 1997
  • Marguerite Runyon – 1998
  • Claude M. Dharmraj, MD – 1999
  • Jean M. Malecki, MD, MPH – 2000
  • Clara Lawhead, MS, RN, LD, FADA – 2001
  • Phyllis J. Sloyer, RN, MPA – 2002
  • Jacquelyn Nash, MSW, LCSW – 2003
  • Peggy Melton-Loyless, MS – 2004
  • Bonita J. Sorensen, MD, MBA – 2004



In News Archive:

USF named Belinda Johnson-Cornett, MBA, MS, the 2014 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health

USF names Rhonda White 2013 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health

Brittany Marshall is Named APHA's Outstanding Student of the Year

April 4, 2012
COPH names Kim Barnhill Outstanding Woman in Public Health 2012

Warren McDougle, Jr. MPH elected to the postion of President-Elect of the Southern Health Association.

USF's Adele Troutman has been elected President-Elect for the American Public Health Association

Tampa, FL (April 7, 2011)
Annette Phelps Names Outstanding Woman in Public Health

Tampa, FL (April 9, 2010)
Dr. Conti Named Outstanding Woman in Public Health

Tampa FL (April 9, 2010) 
USF Celebrates National Public Health Week

The 100th Anniversary of the Florida Department of Health’s Tampa Laboratory was a highlight of the College of Public Health’s weeklong celebration

Tampa, FL (April 2, 2009)
Sandra Magyar, Executive Director of the Florida Public Health Association (FPHA), has been named the Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health for 2009 by
the University of South Florida College of Public Health.

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