Epidemiology student Raed Bahelah selected as Worlds Ahead Graduate
Dec14

Epidemiology student Raed Bahelah selected as Worlds Ahead Graduate

  As a pediatrician in his native Yemen, Raed Bahelah saw hundreds of sick children. He’d give peanut butter to the malnourished and medicine to the ill. The children returned to houses without food or clean water. Eventually, they’d come back to see Raed. Sometimes they were worse; sometimes he could not save them. Raed wanted to break this devastating cycle. Growing up the youngest of ten children, Raed always knew he wanted to...

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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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Associate Dean Macgowan promotes Fulbright programs
Dec13

Associate Dean Macgowan promotes Fulbright programs

  Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Mark Macgowan, a 2012-2013 Fulbright Professor to the University of Edinburgh, chaired a panel discussion of FIU Fulbright Faculty and Students during FIU’s International Week. Each year, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects one university to hold their meeting and they selected FIU, in recognition of it being a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. The U.S. Department of...

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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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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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2016 Summer Worlds Ahead Graduate, Alan Brailsford
Aug08

2016 Summer Worlds Ahead Graduate, Alan Brailsford

Since opening its doors in the early 1970s, FIU has welcomed students from all walks of life, including nontraditional students with remarkable backgrounds and aspirations like Worlds Ahead Graduate, Alan Brailsford, who has earned a Master of Social Work with a certificate in addictions at the age of 55. The former Air Force Sargent received his FIU degree this summer with almost 3,800 other students who are graduated during seven...

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