After a natural disaster in Bockistan, Disaster Field Operations Course makes all the difference

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Disaster Field Operations Course [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] This is the fictional scenario that FIU’s disaster management master’s students recently faced as they experienced their capstone practical field course. Held for the fourth time at FIU’s Biscayne Bay campus, the three-day exercise gives students the opportunity to put their knowledge into action and gain first-hand experience of what it is like to be in the aftermath of a disaster. This year, the cohort of 38 students were joined by the program’s first class of online students, who came together for the first time.  FIU is the only disaster management graduate program in the United States that provides a hands-on practical experience to its students. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Faculty honored at National Hispanic Science Network Conference

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] faculty [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] At the 2019 National Hispanic Science Network conference, two faculty members from FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work were honored for their respective work and research. [/su_column] [/su_row]

What you need to know about Flu season this year

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] vaccine [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Flu season is once again upon us! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year is expected to be a particularly bad flu season and experts are recommending the flu vaccine to prevent a serious outbreak. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Dr. Deoraj honored as 2019 Recipient of the FIU Faculty Award for Excellence in Service

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Dr. Deoraj [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Dr. Alok Deoraj, senior instructor in the department of Environmental Health Sciences and graduate program director for the Master of Public Health (MPH), is the 2019 recipient of the FIU Faculty Award for Excellence in Service. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Cost-effective rides for research participants with UBER Health partnership

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] cellphone [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] As Miami site activities began on two research collaborations funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) between Stempel’s AIDS Prevention Program and University of Florida, Lerner realized that working with Uber Technologies, Inc., the national ride-sharing network, would be an important way to help participants with their transportation issues. Within their network, Uber Health is a separate dashboard web-based platform that is HIPAA compliant for providing transportation services, applying an information security defense-in-depth strategy where layers of technical and administrative controls are deployed and then validated.  [/su_column] [/su_row]

Dean Guilarte Honored by Rep. Mucarsel-Powell During Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Stempel College Dean Tomás R. Guilarte has been honored by U.S. Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Florida district 26, as part of an event hosted by the congresswoman for Hispanic Heritage Month. Guilarte was recognized as a leading educator who is committed to furthering research and science education among Hispanics. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Stempel College Research Team is Perfect in Receiving NIH Grant

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] xrays [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] A proposal submitted by a team of researchers led by Dean and Professor Dr. Tomás R. Guilarte received a perfect impact score of 10, ranking in the top one percentile of all grants submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [/su_column] [/su_row]

Alexandra Briceno, 2019 Alumni Participation Challenge Scholarship Recipient

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Alexandra Briceno [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Alexandra Briceno has worked hard as a student, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, consistently making the Dean's list, and becoming a member of the Tau Sigma Honor Society are some of her most treasured accomplishments while at Stempel College. And now she can add one more: recipient of the 2019 Alumni Participation Challenge Scholarship. [/su_column] [/su_row]