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Dietetics and Nutrition Department Hosts First Research and Creativity Day

Dietetics and Nutrition Department Hosts First Research and Creativity Day



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The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition recently hosted its first annual Nutrition and Dietetics Research and Creativity Day to give student the opportunity to showcase their research via posters presentations and oral presentations. The event also included several afternoon speakers who inspired Stempel students to think outside the box and strive for healthier living.
“This was truly a wonderful time to showcase of hard work of our Ph.D. students and their commitment to furthering nutrition research that will benefit individuals and communities alike,” Deborah Abel, Director, Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nutrition, and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition and event organizer.

U.S. News & World Report ranks School of Public Health for first time, School of Social Work also climbs rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranks School of Public Health for first time, School of Social Work also climbs rankings



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U.S. News & World Report has ranked FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work’s public health program for the first time in the college’s history, under the leadership of Dean Tomás R. Guilarte.

The School of Public Health moved from the honorable mention category in 2015 – the last time the magazine ranked public health schools across the nation – to 78 out of 113, with an additional 60 programs in the honorable mention category.

In addition, Stempel College’s School of Social Work was ranked No. 77 among peer programs – an 11- point improvement.


$3 million grant funds study of Colombian river contamination, effects on locals

$3 million grant funds study of Colombian river contamination, effects on locals



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One of the largest rivers in Latin America, the Atrato River in Colombia has been tainted by decades of illegal mining, leading to mercury contamination and other pollutants.
Stempel College — in collaboration with Universidad de Córdoba and Universidad Tecnologica del Choco Diego Luis Cordoba, both in Colombia — has been awarded a $3 million grant to evaluate the degree of contamination throughout the river basin and how it is impacting the health of local populations.