USF Professor Appointed to Presidential Commission's Disaster Mental Health Subcommittee

TAMPA, Fla. (June 24, 2008) - Lisa Brown, Assistant Professor in the Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI), has been appointed to the Disaster Mental Health Subcommittee under the U.S. National Biodefense Science Board Federal Advisory Committee. This subcommittee will make recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) relating to catastrophic health events. These recommendations will address pre-event, intra-event, and post-event education, as well as interventions to protect, promote, and restore individual and community mental health.

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The University of South Florida is among the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community engaged public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is one of Florida's top three research universities. USF was awarded more than $300 million in research contracts and grants last year. The University offers 219 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The University has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 45,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

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