Amazing trip to Panama – Spring 2013


International Health Service Collaborative (IHSC) members spent their spring break in Chicá, Panama. The IHSC consists of students from all across USF Health, including the Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Public Health, and the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences. The multidisciplinary group was busy in the short time that they were in Panama. The students began their visit by conducting a participatory health assessment of the community to identify priority health issues and possible interventions for this and future visits. IHSC members worked with the community to organize a health clinic, where 120 people were seen over two days. They also carried out health education activities with the children of the community and worked with them to beautify the local school.

The IHSC members want to thank all who donated to the collection boxes around USF Health. Your contributions made a huge difference for this community. To see more pictures from their Spring Break service trip, ‘like’ the International Health Service Collaborative – IHSC on Facebook. For any USF Health graduate students interested in international health issues and community service both here and abroad, we encourage you to contact the IHSC for more information.

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What IHSC does for the communities is more than just doing need assessments, providing health education, organize health fairs for hundreds of people;   it is a life changing experience for the communities and our members.

Join IHSC and make a  difference in 1 community at a time.

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UPDATED. World AIDS Day 2011. 30-NOV-2011

Update. World AIDS Day


IHSC, GHSA, and PHSA are hosting an exciting event for World AIDS Day 2011 (WAD2011) starting at 5pm in the College of Public Health Room 1023-C (Sam P. Bell Auditorium).   

Come and join the discussion about this serious Public Health problem.


5:00 pm      Light refreshments and announcements

6:00 pm      Panel Discussion

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Getting to Zero

IHSC General Assembly. 16APR2012

Monday, April 16th at 12 pm @ the College of Medicine (COM): MDL 1005

Experience with IHSC and International Medicine

Beata Casanas, DO FACP

Speaker: Dr. Beata Casanas, DO FACP

Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine.
Executive Medical Director, Hillsborough County Health Department.
Microbiology Quality Assurance Manager, Lifelink Tissue Bank, Tampa FL

Complete profile:  HERE

What: Dr. Casanas will talk about her experiences with IHSC and international medicine.

Dr. Beata Casanas is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She is currently the Executive Medical Director of the Hillsborough County Health Department and responsible for developing clinical protocols, policies / procedures and supervision of the tuberculosis, HIV and STD clinics. One of her interests is new advances in prevention and treatment of tuberculosis.

Dr. Casanas serves as attending for fellows, residents and medical students and is actively engaged in clinical teaching of infectious diseases at various levels within the University of South Florida academic programs at Tampa General Hospital.

Lunch from Moe’s will be provided!