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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FIU Stempel College awarded two Emerging Preeminent Program designations
Nov10

FIU Stempel College awarded two Emerging Preeminent Program designations

The FIU 2015-2020 strategic plan, called FIUBeyondPossible2020, announced the launching of programs designated as “Preeminent” and “Emerging Preeminent.”   A Preeminent Program is defined as a collaborative endeavor that demonstrates extraordinary success in providing unique learning opportunities, pioneering research and engagement while expanding FIU’s financial base. Designation as a Preeminent Program is recognition for...

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Guilarte discovery opens door to further research into treatment of neurodegenerative disease
May24

Guilarte discovery opens door to further research into treatment of neurodegenerative disease

Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has made a discovery that could potentially help put off or prevent the onset of debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. According to Guilarte, “This new line of investigation will provide a greater understanding of TSPO glial cell biology, and the knowledge gained may prove beneficial in devising...

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Guilarte’s work part of FIU’s interdisciplinary approach to neuroscience research
May12

Guilarte’s work part of FIU’s interdisciplinary approach to neuroscience research

FIU Magazine recently covered scientists from across the disciplines—medicine, engineering, arts and sciences—who have dedicated their careers to studying mental processes in the healthy and the diseased human brain. Among them is FIU Stempel College Dean Tomás R. Guilarte. Here is an excerpt from the article… During 30 years at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and five as chair of the Department of...

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Dean Guilarte weighs in on Flint, MI water crisis with Bloomberg View
Mar07

Dean Guilarte weighs in on Flint, MI water crisis with Bloomberg View

Writer Faye Flam of Bloomberg View reached out to FIU Stempel College’s Dean Tomás R. Guilarte regarding the Flint, Michigan water crisis and lead toxicity. Here is an excerpt of that article: Lead is absorbed by the brain because the body mistakes it for necessary elements—zinc and calcium—said neuroscientist Tomás Guilarte. Once there, lead interferes with the mechanism of learning—a series of changes involving the brain’s...

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