Saltman appointed to 2016-2017 Health Council of South Florida Board of Directors
Sep19

Saltman appointed to 2016-2017 Health Council of South Florida Board of Directors

School of Social Work faculty member David B. Saltman, L.C.S.W., C.S.W.S., has been appointed to the 2016-2017 Health Council of South Florida Board of Directors. His appointment comes as a recognition of his qualifications and commitment to healthcare in our community. Saltman is a licensed clinical social worker and certified clinical social work supervisor. He is also a visiting instructor specialized in aging at the FIU Robert...

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Lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Sep02

Lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

New research suggests that lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, even for those who do not have a genetic predisposition for the disease. Depression and sleeplessness have long been considered symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. This study indicates that whether in combination with genetic risk factors or on their own, untreated depression and lack of sleep may lead to the onset of...

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Magnolia Hernandez appointed as Director of the  Office of Student and Alumni Affairs
Sep01

Magnolia Hernandez appointed as Director of the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs

FIU Stempel College has named Magnolia Hernandez as the director of the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs. Ms. Hernandez will start on October 22, 2016. The selection of Ms. Hernandez was the result of a competitive and thorough search led by Dr. Mark Macgowan, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and members of the search and screen committee consisting of Ms. Jennifer Abeloff, Ms. Florence Greer, Dr. Alok Deoraj, Dr....

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Epidemiology alum to take part in Radical Partners’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
Aug31

Epidemiology alum to take part in Radical Partners’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Pioneer Winter, a Department of Epidemiology alumni, who also teaches a course on Public Art/Public Health for the Honors College, was just selected to participate in the third cohort of the Radical Partners’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. Winter is a Miami-based choreographer, and director of the Pioneer Winter Collective. His Collective provides a platform for risk-taking, progressive, and experimental arts initiatives. He is...

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Using social media to target and prevent binge drinking in Hispanic young adults
Jun28

Using social media to target and prevent binge drinking in Hispanic young adults

School of Social Work professor and FIU-BRIDGE director Eric Wagner, and doctoral student Sofia B. Fernandez will present the findings of their research project titled “Social Media-Based Prevention for Reducing Alcohol Use Problems among Emerging Adults,” during the Research Society on Alcoholism 2016 meeting on Sunday, June 26 at 5:40 p.m. within the “Interventions for Alcohol Misuse In the 21st Century: Approaches for Diverse...

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