FIU to host virtual event tackling the latest on COVID-19, including vaccine availability, hesitancy and boosters

Public Health experts coming together for Part III of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit this Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 9:45 a.m. EDT Florida International University will host its last virtual event as part of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit. The event will bring together researchers and public health experts to discuss […]

Anunciamos la agenda y expertos de la próxima Cumbre Global de Vacunas COVID-19 (tercera edición)

La Universidad Internacional de la Florida anuncia los panelistas de la proximaCumbre Global de Expertos: Vacunas COVID-19 (tercera edición) Acompáñenos al último de esta serie de tres eventos virtuales en los que se abordará la información más reciente sobre vacunas COVID-19, organizado por la Oficina del Presidente de FIU, conjuntamente con el Consorcio de Salud […]

Psychiatric conditions may alter the brain, increase risk of Alzheimer’s

Shanna L. Burke, assistant professor at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has been awarded nearly $95,000 from The Florida Department of Health to study the effects of depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance on brain structure leading to Alzheimer’s disease. The funds will come from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s […]

Stempel College celebrates FIU climbing 17 spots in U.S. News rankings

FIU continued its rapid ascent in the U.S. News and World Report rankings with a 17-spot improvement to No. 78 among public universities in the nation, according to the 2022 National University Rankings released Monday. “As dean of Stempel College, this is a great achievement for us all at FIU,” said Tomás R. Guilarte, dean […]

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, […]