FIU Stempel College participates in Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Community Healthcare Conference “How to Become a Health Professional”
Sep27

FIU Stempel College participates in Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Community Healthcare Conference “How to Become a Health Professional”

This week, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work faculty members and student volunteers participated in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Community Healthcare Conference: “How to Become a Health Professional,” a unique and interactive hands-on experience offering children grades K-12 the opportunity to learn first-hand the role of different health professions. Dr. Virginia McCoy, Professor in the Department of...

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CRUSADA to Study Alcohol Use Trajectories for Latino Immigrants
Sep23

CRUSADA to Study Alcohol Use Trajectories for Latino Immigrants

Dr. Mario De La Rosa, Professor in the School of School Work at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work and director of the Center for Research of U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA), and Dr. Mariana Sanchez, postdoctoral associate at CRUSADA, were awarded a five-year $1,630,000 grant to study the alcohol use trajectories of Latino immigrants during their first decade in the U.S. Funded by the...

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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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Mark Macgowan appointed Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Sep20

Mark Macgowan appointed Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Mark Macgowan, M.S.W., Ph.D., L.C.S.W. has been appointed as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, effective immediately. Dr. Macgowan has had a distinguished career as an educator in the School of Social Work, and has received multiple professional and university awards for excellence in teaching and research. He held the Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship at the...

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Saltman appointed to 2016-2017 Health Council of South Florida Board of Directors
Sep19

Saltman appointed to 2016-2017 Health Council of South Florida Board of Directors

School of Social Work faculty member David B. Saltman, L.C.S.W., C.S.W.S., has been appointed to the 2016-2017 Health Council of South Florida Board of Directors. His appointment comes as a recognition of his qualifications and commitment to healthcare in our community. Saltman is a licensed clinical social worker and certified clinical social work supervisor. He is also a visiting instructor specialized in aging at the FIU Robert...

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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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