Ola Osibogun is Worlds Ahead

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Olatokunbo “Ola” Osibogun, was raised with an inspiration to improve health. Born in New York to Nigerian parents, Ola and her family returned to their home country when she was young as her parents wanted to raise their daughters in Nigeria. Her father, a physician, epidemiologist and professor of public health, and her mother, an administrator and director in higher education, instilled in their daughters the importance of education and working hard to pursue their goals. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Researcher receives nearly $500k to study stem cells in pulmonary arterial hypertension

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Dr. Quentin Felty, associate professor at Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, has been awarded a $439,500 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study stem cells lining the lung vessel wall in persons with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). [/su_column] [/su_row]

Donated artwork encourages social justice, inspires Stempel researchers

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Art Donation [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Recently, Shed Boren, visiting clinical instructor in the School of Social Work and his partner, Jose Valdes-Fauli, generously gifted the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work 29 pieces of Young’s art. “Purvis’ work speaks to the community that we serve as social workers,” said Boren. “I discovered his art when I was working with the indigent and homeless populations in Miami and really appreciated how it represented that point of view, one that many try to turn a blind eye to but that Purvis understood and celebrated.” [/su_column] [/su_row]

Stempel researcher finds correlation between blood type and susceptibility to severe malaria

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Mosquito [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Abraham Degarege Mengist is making malaria his mission. A doctoral student in public health with a concentration in epidemiology, Mengist came to the Robert Stempel from his native Ethopia to acquire training in epidemiological research methods from renowned faculty and a curriculum that would give him the research skills to advance health at home and globally. Mengist — in collaboration with Stempel College researchers Merhawi T. Gebrezgi, Gladys Ibanez and Purnima Madhivanan as well as Mats Wahlgren of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden — conducted a meta-analysis study examining the effects of blood type on susceptibility to severe malaria and related morbidities. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Universidad de Córdoba representatives visit Stempel College, sign partnership agreement

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Representatives from the Universidad de Córdoba in Colombia recently visited Stempel College as the two institutions embark on a new research project together. “These relationships that we are forging with the Universidad de Córdoba and other universities in Colombia will advance our research and educational agenda in Latin America, which is directly linked to Stempel’s college excellence and mission,” said Stempel Dean Tomás R. Guilarte. [/su_column] [/su_row]

New study finds socioeconomic status and self-rated health linked in China

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Socioeconomic status is often associated with differences in people’s reported self-rated health status. Many studies have been conducted on self-related health status in developed countries, but few studies have reported on self-related health in developing countries. Prof. Wenjie Sun recently worked on a collaboration with Tulane University, Shenandoah University, Wannan Medical College, and Soochow University to better understand how self-rated health affects perceived socioeconomic status in China. [/su_column] [/su_row]

FIU and Stempel College Walk to Raise Suicide Awareness

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Suicide comes to the forefront when a celebrity passes away but, for many, it is a persistent daily thought. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 15-24 in Florida - and it is on the rise. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Stempel College celebrates student research with first Research Day

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Stempel College recently celebrated the research and dedication of its students with the college’s first Research Day. Students showcased twenty-four ongoing research projects, from both the Ph.D and master’s levels, across all disciplines at the college. It was an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to learn about the work being done throughout the college and opportunity for students to gain more experience in explaining their research. [/su_column] [/su_row]