Tomas Guilarte participates in Study of young NFL players showing that brain damage from sustained head trauma occurs earlier than previously thought
Dec09

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...

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County officials appoint Dr. Guilarte to HIV/AIDS task force
Dec05

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....

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FIU Stempel College participates in Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Community Healthcare Conference “How to Become a Health Professional”
Sep27

FIU Stempel College participates in Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Community Healthcare Conference “How to Become a Health Professional”

This week, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work faculty members and student volunteers participated in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Community Healthcare Conference: “How to Become a Health Professional,” a unique and interactive hands-on experience offering children grades K-12 the opportunity to learn first-hand the role of different health professions. Dr. Virginia McCoy, Professor in the Department of...

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Cooke part of a study on benefits vs. hazards of summer sunlight exposure
Aug03

Cooke part of a study on benefits vs. hazards of summer sunlight exposure

The amount of sunlight you need for optimum vitamin D production may not be the same as someone else. That’s part of what a multi-disciplinary research team including Marcus Cooke, Ph.D., chair of the department of Environmental & Occupational Health, has determined, finding that low-level simulated sunlight exposures in light skin people confer vitamin D sufficiency, whereas the same exposures produce less vitamin D in darker...

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FIU launches Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment with $5 million grant from  National Science Foundation
Jun01

FIU launches Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment with $5 million grant from National Science Foundation

To help improve understanding of environmental contamination in water resources and design remediation strategies, Florida International University has launched the Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment with a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology program. FIU Stempel College faculty member and chair of the Department of Environmental &...

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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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