Cano Receives Award for Excellence in Research
Jun21

Cano Receives Award for Excellence in Research

Assistant Professor Miguel Ángel Cano, of the Department of Epidemiology, received the National Award of Excellence in Research by a New Investigator from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, one of the most prestigious Hispanic scientific groups in the United States. This award is presented annually by NHSN to one new investigator for outstanding research and/or publication in the field of Hispanic drug abuse....

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Department of Epidemiology summer 2016 newsletter now available
Jun08

Department of Epidemiology summer 2016 newsletter now available

The FIU Stempel College Department of Epidemiology has just released its summer 2016 newsletter highlighting the department’s achievements throughout the semester. Highlights include student awards, faculty presentations at prestigious conferences and much more. Read it here.  ...

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Ayala wins best poster award at 2016 SHARC Conference
May31

Ayala wins best poster award at 2016 SHARC Conference

Most people don’t expect to catch Shark Week on TV until late June. But at FIU, we celebrated our own SHARC week a little earlier… This year’s SHARC Conference took place on FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus on May 18 and included workgroups, speakers and a poster session where students and investigators presented some of their work. However, this conference didn’t address the dangers of sharks in our waters and instead dealt...

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Alumni address social issues and disabilities through dance
May11

Alumni address social issues and disabilities through dance

Two FIU Stempel College alumni, Marjorie Layne Burnett ’99 and Pioneer Winter ’08, were featured in a story by WLRN’s Nadege Green on their dance collaboration, Gimp Gait, which was performed as part of the dance concert, Identity, on May 12 and 13 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. As an undergraduate, Burnett saw dance audition posters for Karen Peterson and Dancers, so she decided to give it a try. The...

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Epidemiology student recognized as Worlds Ahead Graduate
May11

Epidemiology student recognized as Worlds Ahead Graduate

During the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, Diana Sheehan was recognized as a 2016 Worlds Ahead Graduate. Born in Ecuador and raised in Boston, Diana Sheehan juggled three jobs so she could pay for her undergraduate college education. During the week, she worked as a full-time clinical research coordinator. At night, she was a Spanish-language medical interpreter at a large hospital, covering night shifts. Then on the...

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Maziak and Bahelah document appearance & early symptoms of nicotine dependence among waterpipe smokers
Apr26

Maziak and Bahelah document appearance & early symptoms of nicotine dependence among waterpipe smokers

Converging lines of evidence show that waterpipe (hookah) smoking has been increasing dramatically among U.S. youth. Although waterpipe smoking can lead to nicotine dependence, no study to date has documented the development and course of nicotine dependence among waterpipe smokers. A team of researchers led by Dr. Wasim Maziak of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University has...

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