Excellence in Health: A Year in Review

The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has released its 2021 Impact Report: Excellence in Health. The report is a collection of stories that highlight the impactful work being done by Stempel College faculty, staff, and students. The past two years have tested communities, and the Stempel College community has stepped up […]

Epidemiology professor offers tips on how to protect yourself from Omicron

The highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus has led to a significant rise in infections and breakthrough cases across the country. Mary Jo Trepka, professor and chair of epidemiology at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, answers questions on how to best protect yourself and your loved ones. What is the […]

Dean of FIU-Stempel College awarded 2022 Society of Toxicology Translational Impact Award

Tomás R. Guilarte, Ph.D., dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work and professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Florida International University, is the recipient of this year’s prestigious Society of Toxicology Translational Impact Award. The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists […]

FIU’s Stempel College announces new partnership with the School of Medicine at the Universidad de los Andes

Partnership to open doors for research and collaboration in Latin America and the Caribbean The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University (FIU) announced Thursday, September 30, 2021, a partnership with the School of Medicine at Universidad de los Andes (Uniandes) in Colombia—the first FIU partnership of its kind […]

Neuroinflammation protein linked to worse survival in men with glioblastoma

Scientists have discovered a new link that could bring the scientific and medical community closer to understanding why glioblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor, is deadlier in males than females. A new study by Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and the National […]

Introducing our New Chair of Global Health

Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury, an internationally-renowned educator and qualified physician trained in global health epidemiology, has been appointed chair of Global Health at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work (Stempel College) at Florida International University. Dr. Chowdhury will lead efforts in developing a Department of Global Health that will open doors to […]

FIU and Miami Dade College pave the way for MDC graduates to continue education in Disaster Management

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Florida International University (FIU) has expanded its partnership with Miami Dade College (MDC) to make it easier for students to continue their education in disaster management. The two institutions signed an articulation agreement providing a direct pathway for MDC graduates to be admitted to FIU and its Academy of International Disaster Preparedness (AIDP); graduates with […]

FIU research center empowers researchers and community partners to address health disparities

At the Florida International University Research Center in Minority Institutions (FIU-RCMI), researchers mentor the next generation of health disparities researchers and form lasting community-university partnerships promoting health equity for medically underserved populations in South Florida. “We are devoted to the elimination of health disparities plaguing minority communities,” said Eric F. Wagner, principal investigator of the […]

Making an impact on communities | School of Social Work releases annual report 2021

The School of Social Work at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has released its annual report for 2021. The school, ranked 53 among public universities by US News & World Report, shares its achievements from faculty, staff and students, and highlights research findings from the past year. “While COVID-19 has changed […]