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  • USF researcher delves into world of domestic torture
    When a man wraps his hands around his wife or girlfriend's throat and squeezes, the act is the domestic equivalent of waterboarding, says University of South Florida researcher Manisha Joshi.
  • Strangulation's hidden role in domestic abuse
    After years of research and studies on reported cases of strangulation in romantic relationships, Manisha Joshi, an assistant professor in the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, wrote a paper on the role of strangulation in intimate partner violence (IPV) that was published in October's issue of American Journal of Public Health.
  • Dr. Guitele Rahill, CBCS Social Work, mentors MSW Students, MSW Alum, Medical Intern and Community Member from Moffitt at APHA Conference
    As part of her increasing focus on interdisciplinary efforts, Dr. Guitele J. Rahill, Assistant Professor of Social Work at USF CBCS successfully mentored several individuals through the preparation of abstracts for submission and presentation of their research findings at the recent American Public Health Association 148th Annual meeting and Exposition in New Orleans. The theme of the conference was “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Wellbeing.”
  • CBCS Participates in Healthography Conference
    As part of her increasing focus on interdisciplinary efforts, Dr. Guitele J. Rahill, Assistant Professor of Social Work at USF CBCS successfully mentored several individuals through the preparation of abstracts for submission and presentation of their research findings at the recent American Public Health Association 148th Annual meeting and Exposition in New Orleans. The theme of the conference was "Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Wellbeing."
  • Storefront Clinics Offer Needed Care But Raise Concerns
    "The way we define health access in the U.S. in terms of insurance is not how many immigrant communities define it. It's more about the relationship with the healer," said Guitele Rahill, a professor at the University of South Florida with expertise in immigrant health issues.
  • Penn Prof and Alums Address Strangulation, Intimate Partner Violence in Research
    The paper was co-authored by Elizabeth Sivitz, an undergraduate student in the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn at the time of publication, and Manisha Joshi, an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at the University of South Florida, who earned her Ph.D. in social welfare at the School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn.
  • Social Work Society Has Active Fall Semester
    The Social Work Society is off to a quick start this semester. In addition to holding a bake sale at the main library on campus for service activities (see below), the student organization had its first meeting of the year which featured a presentation and discussion by speakers from the Dominican Republic about human rights in the global garment industry and youth civic engagement. In addition, information about the organization's November Toy Drive to benefit children served by Heartland for Children's foster care programs was shared.
  • Faculty Fellow Dr. Iraida Carrion Engages the Community Locally and Overseas
    Faculty Fellow Dr. Iraida Carrion Engages the Community Locally and Overseas
  • Sharing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
    With HIV/AIDS as its target, a five-year project between USF and the Université d' Etat d 'Haiti (UEH) has gotten off to an auspicious start between an orientation meeting during spring break in March and a two-week summer institute taking place on campus this month. A $2 million grant is supporting the multidisciplinary collaboration researching ways to mitigate the disease among Haitian adolescents.
  • CSD/SW Welcome Incoming Students
    At their new graduate student orientation, CSD welcomed 57 new master's students in speech-language pathology, 15 new doctoral students in audiology, and 6 new PhD students. The School of Social Work also welcomed 42 new BSW Students this Fall 2014 semester.
  • Sharing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
    A $2 million grant is supporting a multidisciplinary collaboration with Université d’ Etat d ’Haiti researching ways to mitigate the disease among Haitian adolescents.