Stempel College invites you to part II of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

Florida International University, together with Baylor College of Medicine, will host the second of three virtual events as part of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit. The free event will take place on Friday, June 25, 2021, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, and will bring together researchers and public health experts to […]

Conversation with a Stempel College mental health expert on suicide prevention

This Saturday, April 24 at 11:00am ET, people from across the country are invited to participate virtually in the annual Out of the Darkness Walk to remember those lost to suicide, and to encourage discussion around mental health. We sat down with Dr. Mark Macgowan, associate dean at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health […]

Stempel College Ph.D. graduate sets eyes on building next generation of dietitians and nutritionists in Ghana

Born and raised in Ghana, Justina Serwaah Owusu was the first in her family to come to the United States to pursue her academic goals. A talented and competitive student, Owusu graduated from one of Ghana’s top master’s nutrition programs and was determined to tackle malnutrition challenges in her country. After graduating from the program, […]

Stempel College Ph.D. candidate – a first-generation college student – shares a passion for research

Dietetics and nutrition science continues to evolve because people like Priscilla Clayton can’t stop seeking answers. A doctoral student in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s dietetics and nutrition program, Clayton is passionate about research after developing a keen interest in nutrition and health as a teen. As she gained weight […]

Stempel social work professor’s ambitious AIDS retrospective teaches history while memorializing the lost

Shed Boren has undertaken a labor of herculean proportions to fill in the gaps for young people who have little knowledge of the AIDS epidemic. “I just realized people don’t know this,” Boren says of those on FIU’s campus who inspired a new exhibition, now open at the Coral Gables Museum. “I meet some LGBTQ […]

Stempel social work professor looks to create first-ever holistic measure of youth sexual health

A Stempel College professor’s ongoing pilot project investigating teenage sexual health has already created positive research experiences for participants while yielding important data. Dr. Nicole Fava of the School of Social Work is only part way through the Sexual Well-being Among Youth (SWAY) Project, which is funded by FIU’s Research Center in Minority Institutions, but […]

Stempel College social work professor honored for pushing graduate students to excel in the research arena

Dr. Shanna Burke, social work professor at Stempel College, harbors a “secret” that ultimately earned her a top recognition. In March she received the Social Work Educator of the Year Award from the Miami-Dade County chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. A seasoned investigator, she has developed a tried-and-true approach to launch graduate […]

Stempel College Public Health graduate program vaults to No. 44 in the nation

The public health graduate program at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University has been recognized as the 44th best in the nation among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Leaping five spots from last year, the Stempel College program is quickly moving up in the […]

In the midst of societal and personal challenges, a Stempel College MPH student prioritizes widening access to health care within the Black community

As the combined weight of a global pandemic and nationwide racial upheaval collided with her own personal suffering, eternal optimist Nandy Smith rose above. The now-32-year-old mother of a toddler could have seen her ebullient spirit seriously tempered in the public aftermath of George Floyd’s death and by the concurrent dissolution of her seven-year marriage. […]

FIU-Stempel Ph.D. candidate finds his life’s calling in the Brain, Behavior and the Environment Program

Doctoral student Alexander Rodichkin recently won a top honor in a graduate-level competition organized by the Metals Specialty Section at the virtual annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology. His poster presentation took second place in the Metals Specialty Section among students from the United States and abroad. The entry describes his three-year study on […]