Stempel College leaders accept visiting professorships at University of Cartagena in Colombia

Dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work Tomás R. Guilarte and Global Health Consortium Director Dr. Carlos Espinal will participate in academic initiatives as visiting professors at the University of Cartagena in Colombia. The pair will be working on several projects between Miami and Cartagena as they choose to take […]

Stempel researcher spotlights a 5,000-year-old disease that has killed millions in the 21st century

Even as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the transmission of an ancient disease that kills an average of 400,000+ every year must remain on the global radar. So says Dr. Carlos Espinal of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. The infectious and tropical disease expert works with the […]

Stempel College’s social work honor society receives national service award

Social work isn’t just a profession. It’s a calling to serve. Students at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work take that calling seriously. For the past 14 years, FIU’s chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society has been recognized with the National Chapter Service Award. Most recently, the group received the […]

Global Experts’ Summit brings together the world for COVID-19 vaccine update

Leading health authorities shared data, observations and recommendations on worldwide COVID-19 vaccination efforts on Friday at the FIU Global Experts’ Summit. With thousands watching online, speakers from Latin America, Europe, Africa and the United States as well as representatives of the World Health Organization discussed what many recognize as “amazing progress” toward the eradication of […]

Stempel assistant teaching professor honored by South Florida Hispanic Chamber during Black History Month

Florence Greer MPH ’95 has dedicated her life to public health. She worked as a consumer safety officer with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in Detroit. She served as the coordinator of services for pregnant teens and as a coordinator for the Office of HIV/AIDS at the Florida Department of Health office in […]

Feb. 26 FIU Global Experts’ Summit on COVID-19 to welcome thousands of online attendees

FIU’s Global Health Consortium, the Office of the President and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work will hold a gathering of world health leaders on Friday, Feb. 26, to address critical issues around COVID-19 vaccines. More than 3,300 people have already registered for the online program. The meeting brings together authorities […]

Stempel doctoral student researches family separation, guardianship in immigrant communities

Undocumented immigrants who have children born in the United States live with a particular fear: What will happen if they are deported, and their children are left alone in this country? “How do parents deal with this?” wondered Maryam Rafieifar, a doctoral student in social welfare at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & […]

Stempel social work professor teaches students to really listen

Change starts with empathy, and empathy starts with listening. Especially in a time of great societal upheaval, truly hearing one another provides the best way forward. So believes Shedrick Boren, a professor in the Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, who taught a course in the Honors College at FIU that had students […]

Nurse who frequently deploys with a federal team pursues Stempel online master’s in disaster management so she can be even more amazing

Wendy Wheeler will not accept the title of “hero,” even when a stranger tries to pin it on her. A critical care nurse in Connecticut who accompanies sick children by ambulance to specialty facilities in the Northeast, Wheeler also serves two-week stints around the country as a member of one of the federal government’s Disaster […]

COVID-19 has made an often-tough situation even harder for women researchers in the sciences

Stories of the pandemic’s effects on women’s work lives have spread far and wide: mothers having to quit jobs to care for their homebound toddlers following the closure of daycare facilities; moms helping kindergarteners navigate online school in between their own Zoom conferences; adult daughters juggling career responsibilities while tending to the immediate needs of […]