Stempel College: FREE Virtual Event (In Spanish) on How a Certificate in Cybersecurity and Health Can Protect Your Organization

Cyberattacks are a constant threat for health care organizations responding to the pandemic. According to HealthITSecurity, hackers took full advantage of the global crisis in 2020, using fraud schemes, phishing attacks, and other cyber threats to prey on the vulnerable. Their attacks led to some of the most significant healthcare data breaches seen in years.  […]

Stempel College Professor to Advise WHO/FAO on New Nutrient Requirements for Infants

Dr. Cristina Palacios, associate professor of Dietetics and Nutrition at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, is making it her life-long pursuit to help families live happy and healthy lives. As an undergrad at Universidad Central de Venezuela, Palacios developed an interest in exploring the relationship between breastfeeding and infant weight […]

Stempel College: Meet the Social Work Interns and Instructors Being Honored this Spring

Hard work, determination, and commitment are the qualities possessed by Social Work students and field instructors set to be honored this spring by the School of Social Work at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. Each spring semester, Social Work students intern with community partners across South Florida to learn firsthand […]

Conversation with a Stempel College mental health expert on suicide prevention

This Saturday, April 24 at 11:00am ET, people from across the country are invited to participate virtually in the annual Out of the Darkness Walk to remember those lost to suicide, and to encourage discussion around mental health. We sat down with Dr. Mark Macgowan, associate dean at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health […]

Stempel College Ph.D. graduate sets eyes on building next generation of dietitians and nutritionists in Ghana

Born and raised in Ghana, Justina Serwaah Owusu was the first in her family to come to the United States to pursue her academic goals. A talented and competitive student, Owusu graduated from one of Ghana’s top master’s nutrition programs and was determined to tackle malnutrition challenges in her country. After graduating from the program, […]

Stempel College Ph.D. candidate – a first-generation college student – shares a passion for research

Dietetics and nutrition science continues to evolve because people like Priscilla Clayton can’t stop seeking answers. A doctoral student in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s dietetics and nutrition program, Clayton is passionate about research after developing a keen interest in nutrition and health as a teen. As she gained weight […]

Stempel social work professor’s ambitious AIDS retrospective teaches history while memorializing the lost

Shed Boren has undertaken a labor of herculean proportions to fill in the gaps for young people who have little knowledge of the AIDS epidemic. “I just realized people don’t know this,” Boren says of those on FIU’s campus who inspired a new exhibition, now open at the Coral Gables Museum. “I meet some LGBTQ […]

Stempel social work professor looks to create first-ever holistic measure of youth sexual health

A Stempel College professor’s ongoing pilot project investigating teenage sexual health has already created positive research experiences for participants while yielding important data. Dr. Nicole Fava of the School of Social Work is only part way through the Sexual Well-being Among Youth (SWAY) Project, which is funded by FIU’s Research Center in Minority Institutions, but […]