Stempel College expert on why water is your best friend

By Gisela Valencia   It’s summer in Miami. It’s the time for fun, sun—and lots of sweat. As the heat peaks in the ‘305,’ there’s one question you need to ask yourself: Am I drinking enough water? “Water is the most essential nutrient,” says Tania Rivera, a registered dietitian and assistant clinical professor at the Robert Stempel […]

FIU is #1 in performance-based funding scores among Florida’s public universities

Florida International University, home to the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, has earned the highest score among public universities in the state according to the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding scores announced today. In Florida, state universities are evaluated on key metrics including four-year graduation rate, retention rate, cost of […]

Stempel College: FIU awarded a $1.9 million grant to help train counselors in behavioral health care for underserved populations

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has renewed a four-year grant of $1.9 million to help Florida International University (FIU) increase the number of social workers and counselors trained in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate integrated behavioral health care for medically underserved populations and communities in South Florida. FIU’s Behavioral Health Workforce Education […]

Stempel College announces speakers, moderators and panelists for this month’s COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

The countdown for this month’s COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit has begun. On Friday, June 25, 2021, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, researchers and public health experts will come together to discuss the latest on COVID-19 vaccines, the new variants, and the global efforts underway to help combat the pandemic. This is the […]

How a Stempel College Ph.D. grad landed a job in the venture capital industry

In college, Vincent Avecilla debated whether to pursue a career in medicine or try something else. During these debates, he always leaned towards working in some aspect of the healthcare and life science field. “Both of my parents had been nurses for 30 plus years at the hospital where they met. So, I heard all […]

Stempel College invites you to part II of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

Florida International University, together with Baylor College of Medicine, will host the second of three virtual events as part of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit. The free event will take place on Friday, June 25, 2021, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, and will bring together researchers and public health experts to […]

Stempel’s Dietetics & Nutrition students to present at ASN’s 2021 Live Online Conference

Dietetics and nutrition students from Stempel College will present this week at the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) 2021 Live Online Conference. The conference runs from June 7-10 and showcases original research studies, sessions on high-impact research, and special lectures by some of the most recognized names in the field of nutrition. Register here and […]

Three tips from a Stempel doctoral student turned CDC fellow

Sandra Kiplagat’s story was previously featured on the Stempel College blog. Learn about her journey from Nairobi, Kenya to Miami, Florida here.  Sandra Kiplagat is the latest Stempel College student to land a prestigious fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This summer, Kiplagat will graduate with her Ph.D. in public health, […]

From Stempel doctoral student to CDC fellow

Sandra Kiplagat remembers the culture shock she felt upon arrival to the United States from Nairobi, Kenya. She was a teenager then and had moved to New Hampshire with her family in search of better educational opportunities—opportunities that would ultimately lead her to secure a prestigious fellowship this year with the partnership of Public Health […]