$900k grant will fund research and training to promote neuro-inclusive hiring

Helping young adults with intellectual disabilities succeed in the workplace often has as much to do with those around them as it does with their own abilities. Supervisors with proper training and support can often mean the difference between positive and negative outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities, says Shanna Burke, an assistant professor in […]

Countering nutrition-related “fake news” fuels student’s commitment to research

With questionable nutrition claims and too-good-to-be-true diet advice all over the internet, consumers often have little idea what to believe. Rianna Uddin wants her generation to put the nonsense and falsehoods to rest. “Registered dietitians and nutritionists need to have more of a voice, and we need to be vocal about our knowledge,” says Uddin, […]

Got milk? For countries that do not, calcium-fortified food might be the way to curb rickets

It’s time to make sure everyone gets their daily dose of calcium, says dietetics professor Cristina Palacios of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. That could mean putting the bone-supporting dietary mineral on the growing list of nutrients already being added to food around the world. Palacios recently published two WHO-funded […]

Researcher investigating racism’s effects on health recognized with early career award

Timely research on racism and its effects on mental health and health risk behavior have earned a psychologist at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work a distinguished early career award. Associate Professor Miguel Ángel Cano received the prize from the National Latinx Psychological Association for a body of work that includes […]

What would a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

As the world continues to wrestle with the pandemic, many of us are wondering if the development of a COVID-19 vaccine would be the decisive strike in attacking the coronavirus and reducing the pandemic. This topic was one of many that a group of international experts discussed as part of this year’s Global Health Consortium’s […]

Researcher explores ways to increase COVID-19 testing among poor minorities

Testing for COVID-19 seems ubiquitous these days, but how many folks from low-income neighborhoods have taken advantage of it? That’s a question Marianna Baum and a team at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work want to answer. With as many as a million people per day currently submitting to free testing […]

Stempel College faculty honored with FIU Top Scholar Awards for 2020

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] AHC5photo [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] This year, three members of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work were selected to receive Top Scholar awards, presented by President Mark B. Rosenberg and Provost Kenneth G. Furton. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Mentorship and wisdom, keys to teaching excellence

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Darrowphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] “Teaching is standing in front of a class, saying all the right things, hoping that everyone learns the lesson of the day and passes their tests. Teaching well is being understood emotionally as well as intellectually. Your words and actions resonate with everyone who acknowledges your presence,” Dr. William Darrow said. [/su_column] [/su_row]