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. […]

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 […]

FIU-Stempel College alumna Bridget A. Pelaez awarded Health Care Hero Award by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce awarded Bridget A. Pelaez, Assistant Director of the Division of Operations and Safety at FIU, the Healthcare Hero Nurse Award during its 2022 Health Care Heroes event on Thursday, May 19. Bridget was honored for her selfless contributions and commitment to the safety of FIU faculty, staff, students, and […]

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 […]

FIU-Stempel College alumna Bridget A. Pelaez awarded Health Care Hero Award by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce awarded Bridget A. Pelaez, Assistant Director of the Division of Operations and Safety at FIU, the Healthcare Hero Nurse Award during its 2022 Health Care Heroes event on Thursday, May 19. Bridget was honored for her selfless contributions and commitment to the safety of FIU faculty, staff, students, and […]

Campus smoking lab investigates effects of e-cigs

by Maya Washburn Is vaping really a better option than traditional smoking? FIU researchers want to find out. FIU’s Clinical Research Lab for Tobacco Smoking looks at the addiction and toxicity profile of emerging tobacco use methods and ways to reduce their harm. With several newly funded projects, the lab has just begun recruitment efforts for […]

FIU Stempel College post-doc and Ph.D. students win Society of Toxicology awards

A post-doc and two Ph.D. students from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University won awards from the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section for their presentations during the 2022 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting that took place March 27-31, 2022, in San Diego, California. Post-doc Isha Mhatre-Winters and Ph.D. students […]