FIU Stempel College biostatistics students are using data to make an impact on population health

In public health, translating data into clearcut messages can make an impact on the health of millions. Behind the scenes of major public health decisions are data analysts, like biostatisticians, who develop new methods and model the data to identify trends that help improve approaches to health promotion, disease prevention and clinical care. “Our job […]

FIU Dietetics & Nutrition Ph.D. student selected as FIU Real Triumph Graduate

Priscilla Clayton, a Ph.D. student from the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition, has been selected as a Florida International University Real Triumph Graduate. In Arlington, Texas, a high school-aged Priscilla was eager to learn about academic opportunities that could help her attend college. Together with her parents, Priscilla quickly learned she needed extra guidance to […]

Two FIU Public Health doctoral students head to Chile for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training

Osmari Beatriz Novoa and Gemma Galvez, public health doctoral students at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, are currently based out of Santiago, Chile, participating in the Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) program—a program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and coordinated by the University of […]

FIU Dietetics & Nutrition student awarded ASN Foundation’s Undergraduate Diversity Research Fellowship

Niliarys Sifre-Acosta ‘23 was inspired to pursue a career in dietetics after witnessing her grandfather battle cancer. She saw firsthand how a dietitian looked after his health, adjusting his diet to meet his needs. “As an active and sport-loving teenager, I had always considered nutrition,” Niliarys said. “But seeing the clinical applications reiterated the importance […]

FIU Stempel College post-doc and Ph.D. students win Society of Toxicology awards

A post-doc and two Ph.D. students from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University won awards from the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section for their presentations during the 2022 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting that took place March 27-31, 2022, in San Diego, California. Post-doc Isha Mhatre-Winters and Ph.D. students […]

FIU Ph.D. student explores new link between insecticide and Alzheimer’s disease

Ferass Sammoura first crossed paths with insecticides while playing soccer with his friends in the city streets of Lebanon. “I remember seeing big trucks with tanks spray a fog of insecticides throughout the streets,” Sammoura said. “When they finished, they told us it was ok to continue playing. So, we would wait for the fog […]

Stempel’s Dietetics & Nutrition students to present at ASN’s 2021 Live Online Conference

Dietetics and nutrition students from Stempel College will present this week at the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) 2021 Live Online Conference. The conference runs from June 7-10 and showcases original research studies, sessions on high-impact research, and special lectures by some of the most recognized names in the field of nutrition. Register here and […]

Three tips from a Stempel doctoral student turned CDC fellow

Sandra Kiplagat’s story was previously featured on the Stempel College blog. Learn about her journey from Nairobi, Kenya to Miami, Florida here.  Sandra Kiplagat is the latest Stempel College student to land a prestigious fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This summer, Kiplagat will graduate with her Ph.D. in public health, […]

Stempel students volunteer to help run COVID-19 vaccine clinic

In January of 2021, Anny Rodriguez received an email from Dr. Mary Jo Trepka, the chair of epidemiology at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, asking students to volunteer to support the vaccine clinic on campus. The university had just received vaccines from Miami-Dade County through the Florida Department of Health […]

Stempel doctoral student wins $20,000 fellowship from the American Association of University’s Women

Maryam Rafieifar, a doctoral student at Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, has won a $20,000 Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women‘s (AAUW). AAUW’s fellowship program is the largest and oldest non-institutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. The association awarded her for her commitment […]