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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Cooke part of international study on use of ELISA for the assessment of oxidative stress
Apr06

Cooke part of international study on use of ELISA for the assessment of oxidative stress

FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work researcher Marcus Cooke and colleagues have published the study, Urinary 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2′-deoxyguanosine analysis by an improved ELISA: An inter-laboratory comparison study, which suggests that despite significant improvements, a common laboratory technique that is used to measure the concentration of a biomarker of oxidative stress in urine still should not be...

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Environmental Health course earns Quality Matters certification, a first for FIU Stempel College
Mar16

Environmental Health course earns Quality Matters certification, a first for FIU Stempel College

The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has gained its first official Quality Matters© certification for the course “Introduction to Environmental Health – PHC6315,” which is a regular part of the core curriculum in the Masters in Public Health Program. The effort at earning this notable online certification was led by professor Alok Deoraj, who teaches in the Department of Environmental & Occupational...

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Dean Guilarte speaks with Science News on lead-tainted water & its effects on children
Mar08

Dean Guilarte speaks with Science News on lead-tainted water & its effects on children

Writer Meghan Rosen of Science News reached out to FIU Stempel College’s Dean Tomás R. Guilarte regarding the Flint, Michigan water crisis and lead toxicity in children. Here is an excerpt of that article: Scientists have linked chronic lead exposure to lowered IQ, shortened attention spans, antisocial behavior and having less gray matter — the nerve cell bodies that makes up much of the brain. “We know now that no amount of lead is...

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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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Deoraj joins faculty of STEM Transformation Institute & Biomolecular Sciences Institute
Mar07

Deoraj joins faculty of STEM Transformation Institute & Biomolecular Sciences Institute

Professor Alok Deoraj of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work‘s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health  has been racking up the awards and recognitions; he was selected as a faculty fellow of the STEM Transformation Institute and an affiliate faculty member of the Biomolecular Sciences Institute while earning a promotion to senior instructor at the college. With more than 20 years of...

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