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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Professor Elena Bastida Receives the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award
Nov15

Professor Elena Bastida Receives the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award

After considering a pool of statewide candidates, the Florida Education Fund has selected Dr. Elena Bastida of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work to receive the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award for 2016. Dr. Bastida, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, joined the FIU Stempel College in 2010. Her research focuses on health disparities, aging,...

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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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Flesh-eating bacteria cases are on the rise
Aug24

Flesh-eating bacteria cases are on the rise

More than 20 people have been infected with the flesh-eating bacteria V. vulnificus in 2016. Five of the infected have died. Univision translates professor Consuelo Beck-Sagué‘s safety advice for beach goers in order to reach Spanish-speakers. The story originally appeared in English on FIU News. This type of public health outreach through commercial channels aligns with the mission of the College to benefit diverse communities....

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Beck-Sague speaks with CNN about spread of Zika
Aug17

Beck-Sague speaks with CNN about spread of Zika

On Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention professor Consuelo Beck-Sague sat down with veteran journalist Camilo Egaña of CNN en Español to discuss the current Zika crisis. Video from the show is available below, in Spanish. Beck-Sague is a pediatric infectious disease subspecialist. During her 19 years as an epidemic investigator and medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in...

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HPDP doctoral students recognized at 2016 FPHA Annual Education Conference
Aug10

HPDP doctoral students recognized at 2016 FPHA Annual Education Conference

During the Florida Public Health Association 2016 Annual Education Conference, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work doctoral students Jessica Weissman, Chintan Bhatt and Ari Hozman were recognized for their scholarship while Health Promotion & Disease Prevention professor H.Virginia McCoy was invited to serve as the FIU Stempel College liaison to FHPA’s board of directors. Weissman won the graduate student...

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