Stempel College Public Health graduate program vaults to No. 44 in the nation

The public health graduate program at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University has been recognized as the 44th best in the nation among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Leaping five spots from last year, the Stempel College program is quickly moving up in the […]

In the midst of societal and personal challenges, a Stempel College MPH student prioritizes widening access to health care within the Black community

As the combined weight of a global pandemic and nationwide racial upheaval collided with her own personal suffering, eternal optimist Nandy Smith rose above. The now-32-year-old mother of a toddler could have seen her ebullient spirit seriously tempered in the public aftermath of George Floyd’s death and by the concurrent dissolution of her seven-year marriage. […]

FIU-Stempel Ph.D. candidate finds his life’s calling in the Brain, Behavior and the Environment Program

Doctoral student Alexander Rodichkin recently won a top honor in a graduate-level competition organized by the Metals Specialty Section at the virtual annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology. His poster presentation took second place in the Metals Specialty Section among students from the United States and abroad. The entry describes his three-year study on […]

Stempel College leaders accept visiting professorships at University of Cartagena in Colombia

Dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work Tomás R. Guilarte and Global Health Consortium Director Dr. Carlos Espinal will participate in academic initiatives as visiting professors at the University of Cartagena in Colombia. The pair will be working on several projects between Miami and Cartagena as they choose to take […]

Stempel researcher spotlights a 5,000-year-old disease that has killed millions in the 21st century

Even as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the transmission of an ancient disease that kills an average of 400,000+ every year must remain on the global radar. So says Dr. Carlos Espinal of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. The infectious and tropical disease expert works with the […]

Stempel College’s social work honor society receives national service award

Social work isn’t just a profession. It’s a calling to serve. Students at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work take that calling seriously. For the past 14 years, FIU’s chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society has been recognized with the National Chapter Service Award. Most recently, the group received the […]

FIU-Stempel College rises in NIH research funding among schools of public health

In another boost to its already stellar upward trajectory, the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University has just jumped in the research rankings. Newly released figures show that Stempel College in 2020 brought in $9.5 million in new research awards from the National Institutes of Health. That total […]

Global Experts’ Summit brings together the world for COVID-19 vaccine update

Leading health authorities shared data, observations and recommendations on worldwide COVID-19 vaccination efforts on Friday at the FIU Global Experts’ Summit. With thousands watching online, speakers from Latin America, Europe, Africa and the United States as well as representatives of the World Health Organization discussed what many recognize as “amazing progress” toward the eradication of […]