5 reasons you should get a bachelor’s degree in disaster management at Stempel College

When a crisis hits, first responders rush to meet the needs of impacted communities. They work long, grueling hours to help ensure the safety and well-being of those who need it most. At the Academy of International Disaster Preparedness (AIDP) at FIU’s Stempel College, first responders are building their skills in disaster management to help […]

20 years later, Stempel College professor reflects on 9/11 toxic dust exposure and its impact on first responders

On September 11, 2001, Dr. Roberto Lucchini was treating patients in a hospital in Brescia, Italy, when he got word that two planes had flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Like much of the world, Dr. Lucchini turned to the nearest tv to watch the horror unfold—his eyes fixated on the […]

Meet the Stempel College professor working on solutions to the tobacco epidemic among youth

Dr. Wasim Maziak, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Stempel College, has dedicated his career to researching novel tobacco products and ways to respond to them. His efforts over the years have landed him prestigious fellowships, grants and awards. Last week, Dr. Maziak was awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research & […]

Stempel College Epidemiology student wins $8,000 Out to Innovate Scholarship

Amelia León, a master’s student of epidemiology at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, is the winner of a 2021 Out to Innovate $8,000 graduate scholarship, made possible by an Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to talented LGBTQ students in STEM fields. Amelia, who […]

What to expect at October’s virtual COVID-19 Summit co-hosted by Stempel College’s Global Health Consortium

The last and final virtual event as part of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit is set to take place virtually on October 7, 2021, from 9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration for the event is now open. “Vaccines are the best mechanism to prevent people from experiencing complications from this deadly virus,” said […]

Stempel College Dietetics & Nutrition students win national scholarships from the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics Foundation

Two Stempel College students were awarded national scholarships from the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics Foundation. Lukkamol Prapkree, a Ph.D. candidate, and Maria Aguado, a master’s student, are enrolled in Stempel College’s Dietetics and Nutrition program, which ranks 4th in the nation for dietetics and nutrition majors by College Factual. “Our students are very competitive nationally, […]

Stempel College Dietetics & Nutrition alumna wins first place at SNEB Division of Nutrition Education for Children Poster Award Competition

Priya Krishnakumar, an alumna of the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, won first place in this year’s Division of Nutrition Education for Children’s poster competition hosted by the  Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB). The competition took place during SNEB’s 2021 Annual Conference, […]

How a degree at Stempel College helped me land a job as a research analyst

In August 2020, Olusanya Joshua Oluwole graduated from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work with a master’s degree in Public Health, focusing on Biostatistics. Today, he’s working as a research analyst at the University of Miami. Oluwole shared how his Biostatistics studies helped him get to where he is today. Name: […]

How corn farming led a Stempel College professor to study pesticide impacts on Latinx farmworkers

Dr. Michael Anastario is an author, sociologist, and assistant professor in the Department of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. But at one point in his life, he worked side-by-side corn farmers in El Salvador. He arrived in the Central American country in 2014 and […]

Q&A with Dr. Mario De La Rosa – Stempel College’s newly appointed endowed university professor in health equity

Since August 1999, Dr. Mario De La Rosa has helped students build careers to support vulnerable and underserved communities. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Dr. De La Rosa immigrated to the United States when he was 14 years old. His experience as a young immigrant helped shape his commitment to researching Latino health disparities and identifying […]