FIU research center empowers researchers and community partners to address health disparities

At the Florida International University Research Center in Minority Institutions (FIU-RCMI), researchers mentor the next generation of health disparities researchers and form lasting community-university partnerships promoting health equity for medically underserved populations in South Florida. “We are devoted to the elimination of health disparities plaguing minority communities,” said Eric F. Wagner, principal investigator of the […]

Making an impact on communities | School of Social Work releases annual report 2021

The School of Social Work at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has released its annual report for 2021. The school, ranked 53 among public universities by US News & World Report, shares its achievements from faculty, staff and students, and highlights research findings from the past year. “While COVID-19 has changed […]

Social work advisor creates safe space for Black voices

Kelly Sydnor, an FIU graduate of both the BSSW and MSW programs, uses her experience to help guide students at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. As the Coordinator of Student Services for the School of Social Work, Sydnor dedicates her time to ensuring students get the best experience at Stempel College while pursuing […]

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 […]