FIU-Stempel College professor presents on sustainable development and health emergency preparedness

Last month, Dr. Roberto Lucchini, professor of environmental health sciences at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, participated in the 6th G-STIC Conference, a global meeting organized by Vito (Belgium), Fiocruz (Brazil) and the SDSN network for the United Nations, among others. The event, held for the first time in the […]

FIU Epidemiology student is a finalist in 2023’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

Student aims to raise awareness around breast and cervical cancer screenings to improve women’s health in Caribbean countries Ten students from the Graduate Program at Florida International University will compete at this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Anny Rodriguez, Ph.D. student of epidemiology at Stempel College, will join fellow competitors in presenting her 80,000-word […]

FIU’s online emergency management graduate program secures No. 2 spot in OMD national rankings

FIU-Stempel College’s Academy for International Disaster Preparedness (AIDP) has been recognized as one of the best in the nation for online learning at the master’s level by (OMD). AIDP’s emergency management online graduate program ranked No. 2 among 12 national programs for overall quality, affordability, and commitment to student success. “We are pleased to […]

FIU study selected by NIEHS as a 2022 Top Paper of the Year

The study revealed how DDT exposure contributes to Alzheimer’s disease risk The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) rolled out its 2022 Papers of the Year, and an FIU study led by researchers at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work came out on top. Out of nearly 3,300 publications by […]

Q&A with Catherine Coccia, Ph.D. Director of Dietetics and Nutrition

Catherine Coccia (pictured on the right in the above photo) shares information about the Ph.D. program at Stempel College’s Department of Dietetics and Nutrition. Catherine is an associate professor in the department and also leads the Ph.D. program. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What’s your background and what type of research do you […]

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 […]