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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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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Researchers embark on national landmark study of adolescent brain development
Sep21

Researchers embark on national landmark study of adolescent brain development

The largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the U.S. is underway and FIU researchers are at the forefront. FIU is one of the 19 research sites for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) landmark study dubbed the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development, or ABCD. The study will follow the biological and behavioral development of more than 10,000 children beginning at ages 9-10 through adolescence into early...

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Lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Sep02

Lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

New research suggests that lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, even for those who do not have a genetic predisposition for the disease. Depression and sleeplessness have long been considered symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. This study indicates that whether in combination with genetic risk factors or on their own, untreated depression and lack of sleep may lead to the onset of...

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Cooke part of a study on benefits vs. hazards of summer sunlight exposure
Aug03

Cooke part of a study on benefits vs. hazards of summer sunlight exposure

The amount of sunlight you need for optimum vitamin D production may not be the same as someone else. That’s part of what a multi-disciplinary research team including Marcus Cooke, Ph.D., chair of the department of Environmental & Occupational Health, has determined, finding that low-level simulated sunlight exposures in light skin people confer vitamin D sufficiency, whereas the same exposures produce less vitamin D in darker...

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CRUSADA researcher awarded NIH grant to study substance abuse, HIV risk among seasonal workers
Aug03

CRUSADA researcher awarded NIH grant to study substance abuse, HIV risk among seasonal workers

  Mariano Kanamori, Ph.D. has received a National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award in support of addressing substance use disorders and HIV risk among Latina seasonal workers. “This socioeconomically disadvantaged population has been disproportionally impacted by HIV and substance use disorders,” said Kanamori, adding, “There is a need to understand how Latino cultural values and acculturation stress impact...

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