Stempel College’s Chair of Global Health to help strengthen global cancer prevention guidelines

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF, in official relations with the World Health Organization) has selected Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury, chair of global health at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, to serve as the global representative on the Expert Panel for the Continuous Update Project. This initiative focuses on uncovering how […]

Stempel College Ph.D. grad lands role as Director of Epidemiology at health department in West Virginia

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In April 2021, Abir Rahman, a Ph.D. graduate from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University (FIU), received news that he landed a position as the Director of Epidemiology at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department (CHHD) in West Virginia. At the time, he was a Graduate Assistant at Stempel […]

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 […]

Stempel College faculty recognized by the City of Miami for COVID-19 response efforts

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and City of Miami commissioners recognized three FIU faculty members from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work for their expertise and tireless contributions to the city’s COVID-19 response efforts. The award ceremony took place during a City of Miami Commission Meeting at […]

Congratulations to our Real Triumph Graduates

Two students from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work are among the Real Triumphs of FIU’s Fall 2021 graduates. Real Triumph graduates are a diverse group of men and women in background, nationality, interests and ambitions — shining examples of what makes FIU students so special. They have accomplished extraordinary things during […]

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 […]