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

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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 peer-reviewed, competitive process based on recommendations by the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant...

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

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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 ground-breaking Best Practices for Social Work with Refugees and Immigrants (Columbia University Press). Dr....

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Epidemiology student Raed Bahelah selected as Worlds Ahead Graduate

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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 help others. With the encouragement of his mother – who never learned to read or write – and the example set...

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

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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 Tomas Guilarte. During the December 9 Task Force meeting, Dr. William Darrow (back row center) and eight...

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Associate Dean Macgowan promotes Fulbright programs

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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 State recognized FIU as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2015-16. FIU is one of 16 research...

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Benjamin Amick Part of Team Proposing New Causation Codes

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Benjamin Amick Part of Team Proposing New Causation Codes

Dr. Benjamin Amick, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has been part of a workgroup of ergonomic and musculoskeletal disorder experts who recently proposed new codes for the upcoming version of the International Classifications of Diseases.   Led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this workgroup provided research data justifying the need for modification of the International Classifications of...

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Tomas Guilarte participates in Study of young NFL players showing that brain damage from sustained head trauma occurs earlier than previously thought

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Tomas Guilarte participates in Study of young NFL players showing that brain damage from sustained head trauma occurs earlier than previously thought

A team of researchers has gathered evidence that neuroinflammation, a swelling of the brain that plays a critical role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, is present at a much younger age than previously thought in athletes who experience repetitive mild traumatic brain injury. The presence of chronic neuroinflammation in the brain ultimately leads to degeneration of brain matter. For Tomás Guilarte, a co-author of the study and dean of FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work and...

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County officials appoint Dr. Guilarte to HIV/AIDS task force

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County officials appoint Dr. Guilarte to HIV/AIDS task force

  On this World AIDS Day, 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 combat this alarming trend, Miami-Dade County officials created the Getting to Zero Task Force charged with developing a comprehensive approach and action plan. Tomás Guilarte, dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has been appointed to the...

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Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant to Test Interview Training Software for Individuals with Disabilities at 100 Sites Across The U.S.

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Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant to Test Interview Training Software for Individuals with Disabilities at 100 Sites Across The U.S.

Dr. Shanna Burke, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, received a $130,478 grant funded by the Dan Marino Foundation, Inc. to extend a pilot study completed earlier this year focusing on the impact of a training software for individuals with disabilities preparing for job interviews. Dr. Shanna Burke The job interview is a frequent gateway to employment; however, the process of engaging in a job interview can be anxiety-provoking as well as socially and verbally...

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Dr. Tianyan Hu Publishes on the Impact of Media on Hospital Prices

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Dr. Tianyan Hu Publishes on the Impact of Media on Hospital Prices

Dr. Tianyan Hu, assistant professor in the department of health policy & management at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, and a research team from the University of Miami, FL, recently published the results of an interesting healthcare study in the Journal of Health Care Finance. Entitled “Does Media Attention Highlighting Hospitals with High Charges Lead to Charge Reductions?” this paper focuses on the 20 hospitals in Florida that recorded the highest charge-to-cost rations in 2015 and received significant...

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