Social Work student comes full circle as family therapist specialized in substance abuse

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] studentphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Amber Cole ’17 is ready to take her next challenge: earning her Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the School of Social Work, where she plans to integrate social work research into public policy issues and outcomes. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Meet a rising champion for public health in the developing world

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] donaldyanogophoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Already entrenched in the medical system of Burkina Faso, where he worked as an endocrinologist and a nutritionist, Dr. Donald Yanogo did his homework and applied as a Fulbright scholar to Miami’s public research university, some 8,000 miles away. His country's record on communicable diseases—thousands of deaths occur annually from malaria and respiratory illnesses alone—served as a catalyst for leaving behind his young family and parents to pursue a master of public health at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Florida Department of Health awards $1.2 million to develop and test waterpipe-specific health warning labels

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] warninglabelphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] The Florida Department of Health has awarded $1,253,415 to the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work and University of Miami to develop and test waterpipe-specific health warning labels that will be target young people in the state. [/su_column] [/su_row]

AUA announces Master of Public Health Collaboration with FIU Stempel College to allow students to pursue both medical and public health degrees

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Florida International University (FIU) and American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) have partnered to offer AUA students a way to earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Patient-centered care with a community approach

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] studentphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] For Jervon Wright, pursuing a medical degree has always been a life goal and he recently decided that he would specialize in radiology. Wright determined that he needed to pair his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) with a Master of Public Health (MPH) so that he would be prepared for the future of imaging, screenings and community health. [/su_column] [/su_row]

2020 Virtual Conference on Global Learning

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] eventphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] FIU faculty will share their experience and expertise of embedding Global Learning (GL) skills in a hands-on virtual session on “Multi-disciplinary approaches to empower students as Global Health Stakeholders.” [/su_column] [/su_row]

Announcing the 2020 Global Health Conference of the Americas

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] conferencephoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] The 2020 Global Health Conference of the Americas will take place from Oct. 6 - 9, 2020, presented by the Global Health Consortium (GHC) at Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work (Stempel College). In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference has gone completely virtual - offering attendees the opportunity to learn about global health research and trends from the safety and comfort of home. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Minority males face depression and anxiety from ethnic discrimination on social media

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] socialmediaphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Researchers at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work have found that exposure to social media discrimination is associated with higher symptoms of depression and anxiety, particularly among male Hispanic young adults. The study, which was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, found that upon exposure to social media posts such as photos, memes, or videos that include ethnic discrimination users felt higher levels of depression and anxiety, even after controlling for overall self-esteem. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Alumna focuses on community health during COVID-19 in Afghanistan

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] studentphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Fatima Arif ’20 is among the first girls in her family to attend school and the first to have gone abroad to study for her master’s degree. While she attended local universities for her bachelor’s degree, Arifi chose to travel more than 7,000 miles to earn her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, where she could learn the skills she knew she needed to make a difference in her country, such as data analysis, critical thinking and report writing. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Families of children with special needs face additional challenges during quarantine

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] studentphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the way we manage our professional, academic, and social obligations. For families with a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), the pandemic has added an additional layer of challenge: ensuring that the child’s unique learning needs are met by caregivers who are not necessarily trained or prepared to provide academic support. [/su_column] [/su_row]