Stempel researcher receives national recognition

Mario De La Rosa, professor of social work in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, recently received the “National Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator” from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse. The National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN), in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), works to make significant advances in the field of drug abuse research.

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“The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work is immensely proud of Dr. Mario De La Rosa’s work as director of the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA) and the Center for Substance Use and HIV/AIDS Research on Latinos in the United States (C-SALUD). He has made and is continuing to make important contributions to the science of disease prevention and drug abuse. Dr. De La Rosa’s award is presented to an investigator of outstanding merit for scientific contribution and publication in the field of drug abuse. This award is well deserved and his colleagues in the College and at FIU congratulate him,” says Mark Williams, acting dean of Stempel.

Read Robyn Nissim’s full article: http://news.fiu.edu/2013/11/stempel-researcher-receives-national-recognition/69375

Author: Cecile Houry

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