Epidemiology student Raed Bahelah selected as Worlds Ahead Graduate
Dec14

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...

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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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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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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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Cano speaks with Univision about the dangers of e-cigarettes
Jul13

Cano speaks with Univision about the dangers of e-cigarettes

On Monday, July 11, FIU Stempel College assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Miguel Ángel Cano sat down with Univision Network news reporter and anchor, Lourdes Del Rio, to discuss the dangers of e-cigarettes. The interview aired as part of a segment on e-cigarette use during Despierta America, Hispanic America’s No. 1 morning show for 19 years, which enjoys a viewership of 839,000 across the nation. During the...

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Ibañez, De La Rosa and Li Receive 2015 Best Paper Award
Jun22

Ibañez, De La Rosa and Li Receive 2015 Best Paper Award

FIU Stempel College faculty members Gladys Ibañez, Mario De La Rosa, and Tan Li from the Department of Epidemiology, School of Social Work and Department of Biostatistics respectively, were selected as the recipients of the 2015 Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work Best Paper Award. Their paper “Changes in Family Cohesion and Acculturative Stress among Recent Latino Immigrants,” earned them accolades from...

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