Tomas Guilarte participates in Study of young NFL players showing that brain damage from sustained head trauma occurs earlier than previously thought
Dec09

Tomas Guilarte participates in Study of young NFL players showing that brain damage from sustained head trauma occurs earlier than previously thought

A team of researchers has gathered evidence that neuroinflammation, a swelling of the brain that plays a critical role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, is present at a much younger age than previously thought in athletes who experience repetitive mild traumatic brain injury. The presence of chronic neuroinflammation in the brain ultimately leads to degeneration of brain matter. For Tomás...

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County officials appoint Dr. Guilarte to HIV/AIDS task force
Dec05

County officials appoint Dr. Guilarte to HIV/AIDS task force

  On this World AIDS Day, 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 combat this alarming trend, Miami-Dade County officials created the Getting to Zero Task Force charged with developing a comprehensive approach and action plan....

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Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant to Test Interview Training Software for Individuals with Disabilities at 100 Sites Across The U.S.
Dec05

Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant to Test Interview Training Software for Individuals with Disabilities at 100 Sites Across The U.S.

Dr. Shanna Burke, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, received a $130,478 grant funded by the Dan Marino Foundation, Inc. to extend a pilot study completed earlier this year focusing on the impact of a training software for individuals with disabilities preparing for job interviews. Dr. Shanna Burke The job interview is a frequent gateway to employment;...

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Dr. Tianyan Hu Publishes on the Impact of Media on Hospital Prices
Nov18

Dr. Tianyan Hu Publishes on the Impact of Media on Hospital Prices

Dr. Tianyan Hu, assistant professor in the department of health policy & management at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, and a research team from the University of Miami, FL, recently published the results of an interesting healthcare study in the Journal of Health Care Finance. Entitled “Does Media Attention Highlighting Hospitals with High Charges Lead to Charge Reductions?” this paper focuses on...

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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 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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