Stempel assistant teaching professor honored by South Florida Hispanic Chamber during Black History Month

Florence Greer MPH ’95 has dedicated her life to public health. She worked as a consumer safety officer with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in Detroit. She served as the coordinator of services for pregnant teens and as a coordinator for the Office of HIV/AIDS at the Florida Department of Health office in […]

Feb. 26 FIU Global Experts’ Summit on COVID-19 to welcome thousands of online attendees

FIU’s Global Health Consortium, the Office of the President and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work will hold a gathering of world health leaders on Friday, Feb. 26, to address critical issues around COVID-19 vaccines. More than 3,300 people have already registered for the online program. The meeting brings together authorities […]

Stempel doctoral student researches family separation, guardianship in immigrant communities

Undocumented immigrants who have children born in the United States live with a particular fear: What will happen if they are deported, and their children are left alone in this country? “How do parents deal with this?” wondered Maryam Rafieifar, a doctoral student in social welfare at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & […]

Stempel social work professor teaches students to really listen

Change starts with empathy, and empathy starts with listening. Especially in a time of great societal upheaval, truly hearing one another provides the best way forward. So believes Shedrick Boren, a professor in the Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, who taught a course in the Honors College at FIU that had students […]

Nurse who frequently deploys with a federal team pursues Stempel online master’s in disaster management so she can be even more amazing

Wendy Wheeler will not accept the title of “hero,” even when a stranger tries to pin it on her. A critical care nurse in Connecticut who accompanies sick children by ambulance to specialty facilities in the Northeast, Wheeler also serves two-week stints around the country as a member of one of the federal government’s Disaster […]

COVID-19 has made an often-tough situation even harder for women researchers in the sciences

Stories of the pandemic’s effects on women’s work lives have spread far and wide: mothers having to quit jobs to care for their homebound toddlers following the closure of daycare facilities; moms helping kindergarteners navigate online school in between their own Zoom conferences; adult daughters juggling career responsibilities while tending to the immediate needs of […]

From the real world: Stempel College graduates offer sage advice to students

FIU’s annual Panther Alumni Week concludes today, and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work did its part to bring students and graduates together for a meaningful exchange. Several alumni answered questions and shared advice with nearly two dozen Stempel students via a Zoom gathering. The event was part of the college’s […]

Stempel College grad student shares nutrition lessons that would have saved her hardship as a teen

A diagnosis of lactose intolerance hit then-13-year-old Clara Rivera hard. With little guidance from medical experts about how to change her diet, she and her family simply cut out all dairy products – with devastating effects. “I had stunted growth,” says Rivera of the consequences of inadequate nutrient intake, “and I fell into a lot […]