Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Dec30

Dr. Shanna Burke Receives Grant Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Dr. Shanna Burke, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, received a $99,994 grant funded by the Florida Department of Health through the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program. Researchers at any university or research institute in Florida were eligible to apply and in the end, a total of twenty-seven research grants were awarded through a...

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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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Benjamin Amick Part of Team Proposing New Causation Codes
Dec09

Benjamin Amick Part of Team Proposing New Causation Codes

Dr. Benjamin Amick, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has been part of a workgroup of ergonomic and musculoskeletal disorder experts who recently proposed new codes for the upcoming version of the International Classifications of Diseases.   Led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this...

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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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