FIU Stempel College continues its ascent in U.S. News World Report Rankings

Among public universities, the School of Public Health climbs to No. 39, the School of Social Work rises to No. 49, and the Biostatistics Program ranks for the first time in the top 50 The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University continues its rise in the U.S. News […]

Stempel College alumna helps build healthier communities at the USDA

Pascale C. Jean was destined to work in a position that gives back to communities in a meaningful way. Jean was born to Haitian parents and spent her childhood and early teen years living in Haiti. She credits her mom for instilling in her the drive to help people. “My mom is a nurse, and […]

How virtual town halls can help build COVID-19 vaccine confidence among minority communities

Building trust with minority communities through virtual town halls and community partnerships can help reduce vaccine hesitancy, suggests a recent study published by researchers from Florida International University (FIU). Vaccine hesitancy poses a challenge for global vaccine initiatives. Social media can be a breeding ground for misinformation, and public health experts have needed to get […]

Stempel College ranks among the top 16 schools of public health at public universities for NIH research funding

The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University holds steady at No. 16 in the nation for public health schools at public universities receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, according to this year’s annual rankings by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Overall, Stempel College ranked No. […]

Stempel College alumna turned USDA scientist inspires Black students to pursue their dreams

“Do you have plants, animals or seeds with you?” It’s a question travelers get asked before entering the United States after taking a trip abroad. “The reason they are asking is that you mustn’t introduce anything foreign into our agricultural system,” said Deirdra Chester ’03, a science advisor with the United States Department of Agriculture […]

FIU Ph.D. student explores new link between insecticide and Alzheimer’s disease

Ferass Sammoura first crossed paths with insecticides while playing soccer with his friends in the city streets of Lebanon. “I remember seeing big trucks with tanks spray a fog of insecticides throughout the streets,” Sammoura said. “When they finished, they told us it was ok to continue playing. So, we would wait for the fog […]