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 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

photo of abir rahman at a desk wearing a mask
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 […]

Dean of FIU-Stempel College awarded 2022 Society of Toxicology Translational Impact Award

Tomás R. Guilarte, Ph.D., dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work and professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Florida International University, is the recipient of this year’s prestigious Society of Toxicology Translational Impact Award. The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists […]

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 […]