Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Dec30

Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Dr. Shanna Burke, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, received a $99,994 grant funded by the Florida Department of Health through the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program. Researchers at any university or research institute in Florida were eligible to apply and in the end, a total of twenty-seven research grants were awarded through a...

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Professor Miriam Potocky Receives the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award
Dec28

Professor Miriam Potocky Receives the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award

After considering a pool of statewide candidates, the Florida Education Fund selected, among a few others, Dr. Miriam Potocky, of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work to receive the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award for 2016. Dr. Potocky, a professor in the School of Social Work, is an internationally-recognized expert on refugee resettlement. She has authored over 50 publications, including the...

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Epidemiology student Raed Bahelah selected as Worlds Ahead Graduate
Dec14

Epidemiology student Raed Bahelah selected as Worlds Ahead Graduate

  As a pediatrician in his native Yemen, Raed Bahelah saw hundreds of sick children. He’d give peanut butter to the malnourished and medicine to the ill. The children returned to houses without food or clean water. Eventually, they’d come back to see Raed. Sometimes they were worse; sometimes he could not save them. Raed wanted to break this devastating cycle. Growing up the youngest of ten children, Raed always knew he wanted to...

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FIU Stempel College students join Dean Guilarte for HIV/AIDS Task Force meeting
Dec13

FIU Stempel College students join Dean Guilarte for HIV/AIDS Task Force meeting

Miami-Dade County leads the nation in new HIV infections. Only 65 percent of those infected receive regular medical care, and one HIV-positive person can potentially infect more than 1,000 people in three years if undiagnosed or untreated. To address this situation, Miami-Dade County officials recently launched the HIV/AIDS “Getting to Zero” Task Force and appointed several community leaders to it, including FIU Stempel College Dean...

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Associate Dean Macgowan promotes Fulbright programs
Dec13

Associate Dean Macgowan promotes Fulbright programs

  Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Mark Macgowan, a 2012-2013 Fulbright Professor to the University of Edinburgh, chaired a panel discussion of FIU Fulbright Faculty and Students during FIU’s International Week. Each year, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects one university to hold their meeting and they selected FIU, in recognition of it being a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. The U.S. Department of...

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