Three Stempel College Environmental Health Science faculty recognized as Top Scholars

Three faculty from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work have been selected as Top Scholars by Florida International University. The Top Scholar award is the highest recognition a faculty or staff member can receive from FIU and is given to individuals who are making […]

FIU Stempel College researchers awarded NIH supplement grant to explore the role of a neuroinflammation protein in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, researchers have been working to identify risk factors and treatments to help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  Failed clinical trials targeting Beta-amyloid plaques, which are found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, have led researchers to search for other targets to help the 6.5 million Americans currently living with the […]

Chemicals found in food supply could play role in prognosis of prostate cancer, FIU study finds

Chemicals found in the American food supply could play a role in the prognosis of prostate cancer, suggests a peer-reviewed article published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences by researchers from the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. […]

Meet Blanca Jara, Master of Public Health ’21

An alumna highlights how her MPH degree helps her with a career working for a distributor of wine and spirits. Written by: Monica Smith As an FIU student in the fully online Master of Public Health, Blanca Jara liked the interdisciplinary curriculum. The varied nature of the program, the only generalist public health program in […]

Three Stempel College Environmental Health Science faculty recognized as Top Scholars

Three faculty from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work have been selected as Top Scholars by Florida International University. The Top Scholar award is the highest recognition a faculty or staff member can receive from FIU and is given to individuals who are making […]

FIU Stempel College researchers awarded NIH supplement grant to explore the role of a neuroinflammation protein in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, researchers have been working to identify risk factors and treatments to help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  Failed clinical trials targeting Beta-amyloid plaques, which are found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, have led researchers to search for other targets to help the 6.5 million Americans currently living with the […]

FIU Stempel College biostatistics students are using data to make an impact on population health

In public health, translating data into clearcut messages can make an impact on the health of millions. Behind the scenes of major public health decisions are data analysts, like biostatisticians, who develop new methods and model the data to identify trends that help improve approaches to health promotion, disease prevention and clinical care. “Our job […]

Chemicals found in food supply could play role in prognosis of prostate cancer, FIU study finds

Chemicals found in the American food supply could play a role in the prognosis of prostate cancer, suggests a peer-reviewed article published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences by researchers from the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. […]

FIU Dietetics & Nutrition Ph.D. student selected as FIU Real Triumph Graduate

Priscilla Clayton, a Ph.D. student from the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition, has been selected as a Florida International University Real Triumph Graduate. In Arlington, Texas, a high school-aged Priscilla was eager to learn about academic opportunities that could help her attend college. Together with her parents, Priscilla quickly learned she needed extra guidance to […]

Two FIU Public Health doctoral students head to Chile for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training

Osmari Beatriz Novoa and Gemma Galvez, public health doctoral students at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, are currently based out of Santiago, Chile, participating in the Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) program—a program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and coordinated by the University of […]

FIU Dietetics & Nutrition student awarded ASN Foundation’s Undergraduate Diversity Research Fellowship

Niliarys Sifre-Acosta ‘23 was inspired to pursue a career in dietetics after witnessing her grandfather battle cancer. She saw firsthand how a dietitian looked after his health, adjusting his diet to meet his needs. “As an active and sport-loving teenager, I had always considered nutrition,” Niliarys said. “But seeing the clinical applications reiterated the importance […]

FIU Public Health alumna turned CEO of Jackson North Medical Center shares leadership insights

Marie Sandra Severe ’15 is a force to be reckoned with. After graduating with a doctorate in Public Health from FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Severe continued a post-graduation career that ultimately landed her the role as one of the latest executives at Jackson Health System, a nonprofit academic medical […]

Annual Social Work awards celebrate students and field instructors making an impact

Summer 2022 is here, and with it comes the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s annual awards that recognize the contributions made by social work students to communities in South Florida.   “Each year, we are amazed by the accomplishments of our students in their internships. This year is definitely not an […]