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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Ayala wins best poster award at 2016 SHARC Conference
May31

Ayala wins best poster award at 2016 SHARC Conference

Most people don’t expect to catch Shark Week on TV until late June. But at FIU, we celebrated our own SHARC week a little earlier… This year’s SHARC Conference took place on FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus on May 18 and included workgroups, speakers and a poster session where students and investigators presented some of their work. However, this conference didn’t address the dangers of sharks in our waters and instead dealt...

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Some things should never go unnoticed. Watch our FIU Radio Experiment.
May17

Some things should never go unnoticed.
Watch our FIU Radio Experiment.

Sofia B. Fernandez, pictured in the still image below, is a project coordinator for the Miami-Dade Partnership for Preventing Health Risks Among Young Adults at FIU-BRIDGE.  This experiment was produced as a part of of a SAMHSA funded project, in collaboration with Mixto Music and Dieste. We invite to watch and...

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SPHA recognized as “outstanding organization” by FIU Council of Student Organizations
May12

SPHA recognized as “outstanding organization” by FIU Council of Student Organizations

Each year, the FIU Council of Student Organizations (CSO) recognizes the best undergraduate and graduate student organizations at FIU. This year, the FIU CSO recognized the Stempel Public Health Organization (SPHA) as the Outstanding Organization in the Graduate Student Organization Community for 2015-16. The SPHA provides graduate public health students at FIU with educational and service opportunities, on and off campus, which help...

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Epidemiology student recognized as Worlds Ahead Graduate
May11

Epidemiology student recognized as Worlds Ahead Graduate

During the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, Diana Sheehan was recognized as a 2016 Worlds Ahead Graduate. Born in Ecuador and raised in Boston, Diana Sheehan juggled three jobs so she could pay for her undergraduate college education. During the week, she worked as a full-time clinical research coordinator. At night, she was a Spanish-language medical interpreter at a large hospital, covering night shifts. Then on the...

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Sherman’s paper ‘What is the relationship between coffee and lung cancer?’ to appear in european journal
May10

Sherman’s paper ‘What is the relationship between coffee and lung cancer?’ to appear in european journal

FIU Stempel College graduate student Marni Sherman has had her paper, What is the Relationship Between Coffee and Lung Cancer? accepted for publication by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Sherman chose to critique a meta-analysis by Y. Xie, et al, Coffee Consumption and the Risk of Lung Cancer: An Updated Meta-analysis of Epidemiological Studies about the bidirectional relationship between coffee and lung cancer because of...

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