New research finds that children are particularly vulnerable to environmental tobacco smoke

A study performed by Dr. Marcus S. Cooke, professor in Stempel College’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, along with visiting scholars Dr. Chiung-Wen Hu, Dr. Mu-Rong Chao and Dr. Yuan-Jhe Chang, from Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, found that children are particularly vulnerable to exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. For the study, published in Environment International […]

Dr. Sales Martinez’s new research looks to understand the effect of cocaine use on the gastrointestinal tract in HIV-infected adults

Dr. Sabrina Sales Martinez, assistant professor in Stempel College’s department of dietetics and nutrition, is conducting a study on the effects of cocaine use on the gastrointestinal tract in HIV-infected adults in Miami, Florida. Currently, there is no data on the interaction of the intestinal microbiome, microbiome-related metabolomics and inflammation in the context of cocaine use […]

More than an apple: the flu shot is what keeps the doctor away

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 80,000 Americans died of the flu and its complications last winter–the highest death toll in at least four decades. Wissam Al Khoury, a graduate student in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, presented a recent study to the CDC that found that Florida […]

CRUSADA research featured on NIH blog, INSIGHTS

The Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA) continues to address the twin epidemics of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS in Latino communities throughout southern Florida. CRUSADA Director Mario De La Rosa and Research Associate Mariana Sanchez were recently featured on the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities’ blog, Insight, […]

Dean Guilarte to study effects of environmental toxins and their links to Alzheimer’s disease

The global prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible neurodegenerative condition resulting in extensive memory loss and dementia, is increasing. The disease is of great public significance as there are no therapeutic approaches that can arrest the progression of the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another […]