MPH student accepted into Peace Corps

Sophie Philizaire, a Master of Public Health (MPH) student in Stempel College’s Department of Health Policy and Management, has been accepted into the Peace Corps as a community health support agent in Senegal, Africa. Philizaire’s position will help her gain a global awareness of public health and access to quality health care. The Peace Corps […]

School of Social Work professor inaugurated into FIU’s Presidential Leadership Program

Dr. Shanna Burke, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, was selected to participate in the third cohort of the Presidential Leadership Program. Moderated by President Mark B. Rosenberg and Dr. Brenezza DaParre Garcia, associate vice president of Institutional Relations, the professional development program was created for individuals who have demonstrated a strong […]

Stempel College walks to reduce suicide

Members of Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work joined dozens of concerned FIU Panthers for the Out of the Darkness FIU Campus Walk, a walk and donation drive supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSF) on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Stempel College was FIU’s highest contributor to the AFSF this year […]

Global Health Consortium hosts international public health conference

The eighth annual International Global Health Conference was held May 22-25, 2018 at Florida International University’s (FIU) campus in North Miami, Fla. It provided an opportunity, in English and Spanish, for the presentation, analysis and discussion of risk assessment and scientific progress in relation to global health issues and emerging diseases. This year’s conference focused […]

Opioid Town Hall Meeting

In response to Miami’s opioid epidemic, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, in conjunction with Mayor Carlos Giménez and the Florida Department of Health and the Department of Children and Families, created the Miami-Dade County Opioid Addiction Task Force. The goals of the Task Force were to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the opioid epidemic, identify […]