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536 undergraduate and graduate internships in 2018-2019.

The School of Social Work ranked No. 53 among public universities for 2020 by US. News & World Report.

203,014 internship hours completed in 2018-2019

The School of Public Health is ranked 49th in the country among public universities by US. News & World Report for 2020.

College Factual ranked the Dietetics and Nutrition program 5th overall in the nation as well as 9th for best value.

A life reinvented: from addict to clinician

A life reinvented: from addict to clinician




“Addiction is a family disease. The entire family gets sick when one family member is addicted. When the addict gets better, the family can begin to heal,” said Ladis, who graduated from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s School of Social Work with a master of social work (MSW) in 2012 and his Ph.D. in social welfare in 2018. “About 50 percent of my patients are families experiencing an addiction crisis; either the father, mother or kid has a substance user problem and I am trying to help the family heal.”
Ladis knows first-hand what it means to be a parent afflicted with addiction. A husband and father of four, Ladis was a successful businessman and CPA when he realized that he was in crisis and needed to go into treatment. He has now been clean and sober for more than 13 years.

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FIU-RCMI Awards Grants to community organizations aimed at solidifying minority health partnerships and improving research

FIU-RCMI Awards Grants to community organizations aimed at solidifying minority health partnerships and improving research




Since its inception in 2017, the Research Center in Minority Institutions (FIU-RCMI) at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has worked recognize and boost health disparities research in and amongst the South Florida community.

For that reason, the FIU-RCMI’s community engagement developed a competitive community research capacity building grant program, linking community organizations directly with FIU faculty researchers. The FIU-RCMI Community Research Enhancement Grants (CREG) just announced it first round of $5,000 awards.


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