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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Social Work Graduate Student Daniel Alvarez fights modern slavery
Sep29

Social Work Graduate Student Daniel Alvarez fights modern slavery

School of Social Work student Daniel Alvarez was interviewed by CNN for his work on human trafficking and the importance of student involvement on the issue. Alvarez, who is pursuing is Master of Social Work, can be seen in the video below at the 2:15 minute...

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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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Mark Macgowan appointed Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Sep20

Mark Macgowan appointed Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Mark Macgowan, M.S.W., Ph.D., L.C.S.W. has been appointed as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, effective immediately. Dr. Macgowan has had a distinguished career as an educator in the School of Social Work, and has received multiple professional and university awards for excellence in teaching and research. He held the Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship at the...

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Saltman appointed to 2016-2017 Health Council of South Florida Board of Directors
Sep19

Saltman appointed to 2016-2017 Health Council of South Florida Board of Directors

School of Social Work faculty member David B. Saltman, L.C.S.W., C.S.W.S., has been appointed to the 2016-2017 Health Council of South Florida Board of Directors. His appointment comes as a recognition of his qualifications and commitment to healthcare in our community. Saltman is a licensed clinical social worker and certified clinical social work supervisor. He is also a visiting instructor specialized in aging at the FIU Robert...

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Lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Sep02

Lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

New research suggests that lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, even for those who do not have a genetic predisposition for the disease. Depression and sleeplessness have long been considered symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. This study indicates that whether in combination with genetic risk factors or on their own, untreated depression and lack of sleep may lead to the onset of...

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