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 […]

Three Stempel College Environmental Health Science faculty recognized as Top Scholars

Three faculty from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work have been selected as Top Scholars by Florida International University. The Top Scholar award is the highest recognition a faculty or staff member can receive from FIU and is given to individuals who are making […]

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 […]

Chemicals found in food supply could play role in prognosis of prostate cancer, FIU study finds

Chemicals found in the American food supply could play a role in the prognosis of prostate cancer, suggests a peer-reviewed article published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences by researchers from the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. […]

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 […]

Campus smoking lab investigates effects of e-cigs

by Maya Washburn Is vaping really a better option than traditional smoking? FIU researchers want to find out. FIU’s Clinical Research Lab for Tobacco Smoking looks at the addiction and toxicity profile of emerging tobacco use methods and ways to reduce their harm. With several newly funded projects, the lab has just begun recruitment efforts for […]