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Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Film and Book Club
Film and Book of the Month
CBCS Faculty Achieve USF Length Service Awards
Congratulations to all CBCS faculty and staff who received USF Length of Service Awards at the luncheon held on February 22, 2018.
Faculty Releases New Textbook
New Textbook Release: Introduction to Public Health in Pharmacy, 2nd Edition, 2018,Co-Edited by CFS's Associate Professor Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH, MPH. Written in accordance with the latest guidelines from the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education, this textbook offers an accessible introduction for pharmacy students and a comprehensive refresher for pharmacists already in practice.
Research Synergy Social: A Speed Date with Research Thinking
During National Public Health Week this year, the COPH Office of Research will be holding a Research Synergy Social for College of Public Health faculty to collaborate with Behavioral and Community Sciences. Please join us on Thursday, April 5th at 4:00pm in the COPH Lobby for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP by March 26.
MPH Student Presents at USF Health Research Day
Evan Hegarty, an MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health, was selected to deliver an oral presentation at the USF Health Research Day on Friday, February 28th.
SRI Students Present at 31st Annual Research and Policy Conference
Students from the 2017 Summer Research Institute, Sierra Rowland and Ardhys De Leon, had their research projects accepted for the 31st Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health. Sierra Rowland is a Behavioral Healthcare/Public Health major and and Ardhys De Leon is a Psychology major. Both students are Mom's Project Scholarship recipients and presented their projects at the Hilton in downtown Tampa this past Sunday.
Mental health strategies sought in wake of massacre
"...Mary Armstrong, executive director of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida, suggested that caseworkers, parents and others need to "all be in the room" together..."
After Parkland, admissions to mental health treatment centers in Florida spike
"... Miami-Dade had the second-most such petitions, with 2,359; Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, recorded 2,918. Broward reported an even 2,000, according to a database maintained by the University of South Florida..."
Mental health strategies sought in wake of massacre
"... There were about 194,000 involuntary examinations under the Baker Act in fiscal year 2015-16, according to the University of South Florida's Baker Act Reporting Center..."
County, state see a rise in children committed for mental-health evaluations
The number of children in Florida and Polk County who are being involuntarily committed to a mental-health facility under the Baker Act has risen sharply, data with the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida shows...
Your Taste for Drugs Is Influenced by Your Music Tastes
"... published in the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse earlier this month, shows that hip hop and rap lyrics about molly influence people to try the drug. The paper's primary author, Khary Rigg, is a professor of mental health law and policy at the University of South Florida..."
Sheriff in Florida shooting calls for power to detain over social media
"...Annette Christy, director of the Baker Act Reporting Center, which collects and analyses data on involuntary hospitalizations in the state, said there usually has to be "evidence of harm, self-harm or harm to others, or self-neglect and evidence of mental illness..." [More]
The minds of teen killers
... joining us this morning is Dr. Kathleen Heide a professor at USF....[More]
MHLP Assistant Professor Selected as NIDA Diversity Scholar
Khary Rigg, PhD, was recently selected to become a member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Diversity Scholars Network (NDSN).
After Parkland, BSO Wants to Detain More People for Social-Media Posts
"...in most U.S. states. Annette Christy, who runs the University of South Florida's Baker Act Reporting Center, told NBC News last week that..."
Seidman: Moving toward a better mental health model
"...The foundation has also been laid for a network of community care, said Mark Engelhardt of the University of South Florida Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center who last year led a "mapping" process that identified local resources and brought all local stakeholders to the table together for the first time..." [More]
CBCS Faculty Visit India
In January (7th-18th), a team of 5 researchers from the Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in Arunachal Pradesh, traveled to the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa Florida, as part of the US-India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Grant Award that USF, RGU, and Research Institute for Worlds Ancient Traditions and Culture (RIWATCH) currently hold from the United States-India Educational Foundation.
MHLP Faculty Participate In Global Drug Demand Reduction Partners on Workforce Development Meetings
Roger Peters, Ph.D. and Cary Hopkins Eyles, M.A., CAP from the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy and the Universal Treatment Center (UTC) Coordinating Center for North American Universities at USF participated in meetings of the Global Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Partners on Workforce Development from January 29 - February 2 in Washington D.C., sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
Dr. Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga Serves as Co-editor on a Special Supplement of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga served as Co-editor along with Dr. Gail –Powell Cope, the Director of the Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (CINDRR), on a special Supplement of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APRM).
NYPD Officers to Begin 'Implicit Bias' Training
NYPD Officers to Begin 'Implicit Bias' Training
CBCS Faculty Publish in Behavioral Disorders Journal
CFS faculty Heather Peshak George, PhD, Karen Cox, MA, Devon Minch, PhD and Therese Sandomierski, PhD have published an article in Behavioral Disorders, a journal that addresses compelling issues related to individuals with behavioral challenges. Their article, District Practices Associated With Successful SWPBIS Implementation, is based on research that is the first of its kind in the field for scientifically examining district practices associated with successful Schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) implementation, a widely implemented model for systematically supporting the social and behavioral development of students with and without disabilities, including those with and at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders.
School of Social Work Faculty Member Joins Journal of Palliative Medicine
Iraida V. Carrion, PhD, LCSW, Associate professor in the School of Social Work, was invited and will become a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Palliative Medicine (JPM).
CARD Conference Celebrates 25 Years
Nearly 800 participants were able to choose from a variety of speakers and activities, including a Pre-Conference Day for Educators. This years' theme, "Next 25 Years: The New Frontier," was based on the Star Wars series, complete with visits from the series characters.
Baker Act Reporting Center Assisted with Task Force on Involuntary Examinations of Minors
Baker Act Reporting Center staff (Annette Christy, Daniel Ringhoff, Sara Rhode and Kevin Jenkins) assisted the Florida Department of Children and Families to support their Task Force on Involuntary Examinations of Minors.
CBCS Faculty Member Appointed to Editorial Board for Harm Reduction Journal
Khary Rigg, PhD, was recently appointed to the editorial board for Harm Reduction Journal (HRJ).
CBCS Faculty Member Elected To Serve Tampa/Hillsborough Community
Congratulations to Dr. Sondra Fogel who has been elected to a two year term to serve on the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care Executive Planning Committee.
USF professor: Program will help stunt school-to-prison pipeline
Lise Fox is a professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Co-Director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of South Florida Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities...
New Findings: Burglars Have One of Four Personalities and They're Finally Getting Caught
...Bryanna Fox, PhD, assistant professor of criminology at the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, trains law enforcement to categorize each burglary as organized, disorganized, interpersonal or opportunistic in nature...
What We Don't Know about Drugs Is Killing Us
What We Don't Know about Drugs Is Killing Us Vice (UK) ...noted Ojmarrh Mitchell, associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida, adding that selling customers the opposite of... [More]
New Year Eve's Murder: New Jersey Teenager, 16, Slaughters Parents And Sibling with Rifle, Others Escape Attack
New Year Eve's Murder: New Jersey Teenager, 16, Slaughters Parents And Sibling with Rifle, Others Escape Attack Pulse, Asbury Park Press ...psychologists are saying about the murder Kathleen Heide, a University of South Florida professor who has two published books on family...
Does Profiling Make Sense - Or Is It Unfair?
Does Profiling Make Sense - Or Is It Unfair? Planet Genius ...Criminologists such as Bryanna Fox of the University of South Florida have used statistical techniques to investigate property and violent crimes...
Baker Act Reporting Center Assisted with Task Force on Involuntary Examinations of Minors
Baker Act Reporting Center staff (Annette Christy, Daniel Ringhoff, Sara Rhode and Kevin Jenkins) assisted the Florida Department of Children and Families to support their Task Force on Involuntary Examinations of Minors.

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