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The National Institutes of Health awards FIU Stempel College $2.8 million to study the effects of soluble corn fiber on bone mass

The National Institutes of Health awards FIU Stempel College $2.8 million to study the effects of soluble corn fiber on bone mass




The National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded Cristina Palacios, associate professor in the department of Dietetics and Nutrition at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, a $2.8 million grant to study the effects of soluble corn fiber as a dietary supplement to optimize bone mass in adolescents.

Global Health Consortium presents at FIU in D.C.

Global Health Consortium presents at FIU in D.C.




As part of a series of FIU faculty visits to FIU in D.C., Carlos Espinal, director of the  Global Health Consortium at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health, along with executives from Sanofi Pasteur, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the country and a long-time partner of FIU, recently hosted a seminar about global health collaboration in Latin America.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences awards FIU’s Stempel College $6.6 million to study Parkinson’s disease

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences awards FIU’s Stempel College $6.6 million to study Parkinson’s disease




The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded Kim Tieu, professor and interim chair of the department of Environmental Health Sciences at FIU’s Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, a $6.6 million grant to study how brain cells die in Parkinson’s disease and to develop effective drug therapies for this brain condition.

Brain, Behavior and the Environment Program

Brain, Behavior and the Environment Program






One of FIU’s Emerging Preeminent Programs, the Brain, Behavior and the Environment program focuses on factors that affect brain health. The transdisciplinary initiative unites the dynamic and diverse neuroscience community at FIU. Learn more about the program from post-doctoral researcher Dr. Aseel Eid and graduate student Alexander N. Rodichkin.

Social Work student gives helping hand to undocumented families

Social Work student gives helping hand to undocumented families




Today in the United States, nearly six million citizen children live with a family member who is undocumented, usually a parent.

Maryam Rafieifar started working with undocumented immigrants while she was a project manager for the International Committee of the Red Cross in her home country of Iran; she managed a project providing primary health care services to Afghan refugees and undocumented immigrants. The project expanded to include mental health services, referrals and social workers.