Flesh-eating bacteria cases are on the rise
Aug24

Flesh-eating bacteria cases are on the rise

More than 20 people have been infected with the flesh-eating bacteria V. vulnificus in 2016. Five of the infected have died. Univision translates professor Consuelo Beck-Sagué‘s safety advice for beach goers in order to reach Spanish-speakers. The story originally appeared in English on FIU News. This type of public health outreach through commercial channels aligns with the mission of the College to benefit diverse communities....

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Beck-Sague speaks with CNN about spread of Zika
Aug17

Beck-Sague speaks with CNN about spread of Zika

On Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention professor Consuelo Beck-Sague sat down with veteran journalist Camilo Egaña of CNN en Español to discuss the current Zika crisis. Video from the show is available below, in Spanish. Beck-Sague is a pediatric infectious disease subspecialist. During her 19 years as an epidemic investigator and medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in...

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HPDP doctoral students recognized at 2016 FPHA Annual Education Conference
Aug10

HPDP doctoral students recognized at 2016 FPHA Annual Education Conference

During the Florida Public Health Association 2016 Annual Education Conference, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work doctoral students Jessica Weissman, Chintan Bhatt and Ari Hozman were recognized for their scholarship while Health Promotion & Disease Prevention professor H.Virginia McCoy was invited to serve as the FIU Stempel College liaison to FHPA’s board of directors. Weissman won the graduate student...

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Amick teaches social epidemiology in Mexico City
Aug10

Amick teaches social epidemiology in Mexico City

Professor Benjamin C. Amick III, Ph.D., just finished a week-long stay as a guest instructor at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in México City. There, he taught Dr. Tonatiuh Barrientos-Guttierez‘s students about social epidemiology as part of a population health research program run by the INSP. Amick and Barrientos-Guttierez are pictured below, surrounded by students from the class who hailed from México and Cuba....

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2016 Summer Worlds Ahead Graduate, Alan Brailsford
Aug08

2016 Summer Worlds Ahead Graduate, Alan Brailsford

Since opening its doors in the early 1970s, FIU has welcomed students from all walks of life, including nontraditional students with remarkable backgrounds and aspirations like Worlds Ahead Graduate, Alan Brailsford, who has earned a Master of Social Work with a certificate in addictions at the age of 55. The former Air Force Sargent received his FIU degree this summer with almost 3,800 other students who are graduated during seven...

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