Cristina Palacios elected as Chair of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Cristina Palacios is the new chair of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition. She has also been promoted to professor of dietetics and nutrition. As chair, Palacios will focus her efforts on instruction, research, and service. In addition to providing direction to the department, Palacios will be point for mentoring junior faculty, supervising faculty and […]

FIU Stempel College researchers awarded NIH supplement grant to explore the role of a neuroinflammation protein in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, researchers have been working to identify risk factors and treatments to help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  Failed clinical trials targeting Beta-amyloid plaques, which are found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, have led researchers to search for other targets to help the 6.5 million Americans currently living with the […]

FIU Stempel College biostatistics students are using data to make an impact on population health

In public health, translating data into clearcut messages can make an impact on the health of millions. Behind the scenes of major public health decisions are data analysts, like biostatisticians, who develop new methods and model the data to identify trends that help improve approaches to health promotion, disease prevention and clinical care. “Our job […]

FIU Dietetics & Nutrition Ph.D. student selected as FIU Real Triumph Graduate

Priscilla Clayton, a Ph.D. student from the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition, has been selected as a Florida International University Real Triumph Graduate. In Arlington, Texas, a high school-aged Priscilla was eager to learn about academic opportunities that could help her attend college. Together with her parents, Priscilla quickly learned she needed extra guidance to […]

Two FIU Public Health doctoral students head to Chile for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training

Osmari Beatriz Novoa and Gemma Galvez, public health doctoral students at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, are currently based out of Santiago, Chile, participating in the Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) program—a program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and coordinated by the University of […]

FIU Public Health alumna turned CEO of Jackson North Medical Center shares leadership insights

Marie Sandra Severe ’15 is a force to be reckoned with. After graduating with a doctorate in Public Health from FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Severe continued a post-graduation career that ultimately landed her the role as one of the latest executives at Jackson Health System, a nonprofit academic medical […]

Annual Social Work awards celebrate students and field instructors making an impact

Summer 2022 is here, and with it comes the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s annual awards that recognize the contributions made by social work students to communities in South Florida.   “Each year, we are amazed by the accomplishments of our students in their internships. This year is definitely not an […]

FIU-Stempel College alumna Bridget A. Pelaez awarded Health Care Hero Award by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce awarded Bridget A. Pelaez, Assistant Director of the Division of Operations and Safety at FIU, the Healthcare Hero Nurse Award during its 2022 Health Care Heroes event on Thursday, May 19. Bridget was honored for her selfless contributions and commitment to the safety of FIU faculty, staff, students, and […]

FIU Stempel College post-doc and Ph.D. students win Society of Toxicology awards

A post-doc and two Ph.D. students from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University won awards from the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section for their presentations during the 2022 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting that took place March 27-31, 2022, in San Diego, California. Post-doc Isha Mhatre-Winters and Ph.D. students […]