Ibrahimou awarded $877,746 by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute to study Particulate Matter metals in the air

Exposure to particulate matter metals or metal particles suspended in air, during pregnancy is known to be harmful to both mother and the newborn as many of these particles are hazardous. Additionally, these metals are also closely associated with the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Boubakari Ibrahimou, associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the […]

University leadership hosts Virtual Faculty Assembly to Provide Support and Insights

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] zoomphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] As part of a university-wide effort to understand how faculty and their students are adjusting to “the new normal,” FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and Provost Kenneth G. Furton recently hosted a virtual faculty assembly with the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work faculty. [/su_column] [/su_row]

On the front lines: Epidemiology students tackle COVID-19

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] studentphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] As communities around the globe try to better understand COVID-19, epidemiologist far and wide are working to understand that effects of the outbreak by monitoring its spread and trying to understand when life might possibly return to normal. For students at Stempel College, that means being on the frontlines at the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Broward County. [/su_column] [/su_row]

CoronaCurious with 305 Cafecito Chats

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] cafecitophoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Stempel College has partnered with the FIU Office of Engagement to help inform the community on the latest issues affecting public and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday, April 6: Join Victoria Gray, clinical instructor at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, as she talks to Saif Y. Ishoof, vice president of Engagement, about recognizing the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression during this time of social distancing on 305 Cafecito Chat. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Virtually unchanged: Social workers continue to help during social distancing

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] studentphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many people live and work, including the way social workers help their clients. “We are all suddenly thrust into this new way of working overnight, it’s a big change for our clients who depend on social workers and social services,” said Lourdes Martin, clinical assistant professor in the School of Social Work and Social Work Supervisor for the Green Family Foundation’s NeighborhoodHELP program. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Stempel College’s Online Master of Public Heath ranked 15th in the country by Guide to Online Schools

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] studentphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] addressed the role of patient hand hygiene and hypothesized that improving the availability and access to hand sanitizing wipes by the patients’ bedside would increase compliance with patient hand hygiene.” [/su_column] [/su_row]

Dr. Tieu invited to serve as a member of the Center for Scientific Review

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Tieuphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Dr. Kim Tieu, chair of the department of Environmental Health Sciences, has been invited to serve as a member of the Neural Oxidative Metabolism and Death Study Section for the Center for Scientific Review. “Although this role will require a major commitment of time and energy, it is an honor and privilege to be invited to serve on this expert panel to help make important funding decisions. This is also an excellent opportunity for me to interact with other fellow scientists and to learn more about the latest cutting-edge research being conducted elsewhere,” Tieu said. . [/su_column] [/su_row]

Mental health during social distancing

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] familyphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Social distancing for many may trigger feelings of insecurity, depression or isolation. Mark Macgowan, associate dean of academic affairs at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work and a licensed clinical social worker who serves on one of Florida’s Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, FL-5, provided advice and tips to help. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Stempel College School of Public Health ranks 18th among top public programs in the country for National Institutes of Health funding

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] AHC5photo [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Stempel College’s School of Public Health ranked 28th in the country in most funded public health programs by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. With more than $6 million awarded during the 2019 fiscal year [Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019], Stempel College’s School of Public Health received the second most NIH funding in the state of Florida. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Public health student experiences intersection of public health education and practice at CDC

su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] aaronphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put public health squarely in the spotlight. As public health professionals, we are always on the frontline of emerging health issues. Whether the public health concern of the day is related to infectious diseases, e-cigarettes and vaping, environmental health, or vaccine hesitancy, there will continue to be a need for trained public health practitioners and for professionals who have an understanding of the science and evidence behind public health. [By Aaron Borrelli] [/su_column] [/su_row]