Professor Miriam Potocky Receives the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award
Dec28

Professor Miriam Potocky Receives the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award

After considering a pool of statewide candidates, the Florida Education Fund selected, among a few others, Dr. Miriam Potocky, of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work to receive the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award for 2016. Dr. Potocky, a professor in the School of Social Work, is an internationally-recognized expert on refugee resettlement. She has authored over 50 publications, including the...

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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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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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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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Faculty in the field: Ben Amick
Jul28

Faculty in the field: Ben Amick

FIU Stempel College faculty members stay busy beyond classroom and administrative duties, engaging in opportunities to further the body of knowledge in their respective fields of expertise. Here’s one example… Professor Ben Amick, chair of the department of Health Policy & Management, has been elected chair of the Musculoskeletal Disorders Scientific Committee of the International Commission for Occupational Health....

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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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