The Global Health Conference of the Americas to take place in Cartagena, Colombia

The Global Health Consortium at Stempel College has announced that this year’s Global Health Conference of the Americas will take place in Cartagena, Colombia, on December 2-5, 2021. The conference will tackle some of the world’s most pressing health challenges and provide a platform for global health experts to discuss solutions that are vital for […]

Stempel College student dedicates life to support sexual abuse survivors

Venezuelan native Linda Guillotti has dedicated her college career to advocating for human and reproductive rights. Guillotti draws from her personal experience of sexual abuse and recovery to support other survivors who are struggling and feeling alone. This summer, she will graduate and be honored as a Real Triumph Graduate during commencement at Florida International […]

Stempel College alumna Sahar Ajabshir appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Society for Nutrition

Sahar Ajabshir, an alumna of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), a leading global authority in nutrition science founded in 1928. She will serve as the Board’s Early Career Nutrition Representative. “I am honored to represent […]

Stempel College epidemiologists explain some of the most common COVID-19 vaccine misconceptions

By Cristina Jaramillo From social media to advice shared by family and friends, we are continually bombarded with misinformation. To help us decipher what is fact and what is not, Dr. Melissa Ward, an epidemiologist and postdoctoral associate in the Community-Based Research Institute, and Dr. Mary Jo Trepka, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology […]

Stempel College: Children get a behind-the-scenes look into research in dietetics and nutrition

Last week, children from Florida International University’s Camp Discover spent a fun summer morning exploring what a future in dietetics and nutrition research could look like. Together with Stempel College’s MetA-Bone Trial research team, children ages 5-12, participated in hands-on lab activities that gave them a glimpse of what it takes to get involved in […]

Stempel College: Key takeaways from Part II of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

Last week, members of the global health community came together for the second of three virtual events as part of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit. Representatives from organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNICEF and Baylor’s School of Tropical Medicine explored the challenges around the COVID-19 vaccine, […]

Stempel College expert on why water is your best friend

By Gisela Valencia   It’s summer in Miami. It’s the time for fun, sun—and lots of sweat. As the heat peaks in the ‘305,’ there’s one question you need to ask yourself: Am I drinking enough water? “Water is the most essential nutrient,” says Tania Rivera, a registered dietitian and assistant clinical professor at the Robert Stempel […]

FIU is #1 in performance-based funding scores among Florida’s public universities

Florida International University, home to the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, has earned the highest score among public universities in the state according to the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding scores announced today. In Florida, state universities are evaluated on key metrics including four-year graduation rate, retention rate, cost of […]

Stempel College: FIU awarded a $1.9 million grant to help train counselors in behavioral health care for underserved populations

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has renewed a four-year grant of $1.9 million to help Florida International University (FIU) increase the number of social workers and counselors trained in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate integrated behavioral health care for medically underserved populations and communities in South Florida. FIU’s Behavioral Health Workforce Education […]

Stempel College announces speakers, moderators and panelists for this month’s COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

The countdown for this month’s COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit has begun. On Friday, June 25, 2021, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, researchers and public health experts will come together to discuss the latest on COVID-19 vaccines, the new variants, and the global efforts underway to help combat the pandemic. This is the […]