Abstract by Bastida and Kaur nominated for APHA research award
Jun27

Abstract by Bastida and Kaur nominated for APHA research award

The abstract entitled “Role of Mexican-American grandparents as change agents for family health,”  co-authored by Department of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention professor and chair Elena Bastida along with graduate assistant Ramandeep Kaur, has been accepted and nominated for the Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Student Research Award at the 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association. This award...

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FIU experts discuss Zika virus
Feb03

FIU experts discuss Zika virus

FIU experts across the sciences, medicine, public health and hospitality discussed the Zika virus today in a panel moderated by FIU Stempel College Dean Tomás Guilarte. Among the panelists was Department of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Assistant Professor Consuelo Beck-Sagué. The World Health Organization recently declared a disease linked to the Zika virus a public health emergency in Latin America. The infection has...

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Howard appointed as interim asst. dean for the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs
Jan19

Howard appointed as interim asst. dean for the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Dean Tomás Guilarte announced the appointment of Melissa Howard to the position of interim assistant dean for the Office of Student & Alumni Affairs. Assistant Dean Howard joined FIU Stempel College in 2009, to fill the position of clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention. She will continue to hold this position along with her new appointment. We took a...

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Be the change: Aiyedatiwa joins Peace Corps in Cambodia
Sep29

Be the change: Aiyedatiwa joins Peace Corps in Cambodia

Building handwashing stations in schools and homes. Educating expectant mothers on nutrition, birth spacing and warning signs during pregnancy. Preparing health education programs for local communities. It’s all in a days work for Denise Aiyedatiwa, who has decided to put her public health degree to good work as a Peace Corps Community Health Extension Agent stationed in Khmer, Cambodia—hence the name of her blog,...

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Weissman represents Stempel at FPHA conference, hopes others will follow in her footsteps
Sep29

Weissman represents Stempel at FPHA conference, hopes others will follow in her footsteps

Stempel News caught up with Ph.D. student Jessica Weissman on the heels of her recent successful poster presentation at the Florida Public Health Association annual educational conference in Orlando. We asked her to share a bit about her experience representing FIU Stempel College at a statewide conference as well as her advice for others looking to get involved with professional organizations…  Tell us about your recent...

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Latinas build research careers through CRUSADA
Jul27

Latinas build research careers through CRUSADA

FIU News profiles two doctoral students at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Diana Sheehan and Gira Ravelo, who are building their research careers through CRUSADA, the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse. The piece includes input from Stempel faculty professors Mario De La Rosa, Mary Jo Trepka and Kristopher Fennie, regarding the accomplishments of these two students and how their...

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