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The Academy to provide EMT and paramedic education programs

The Academy to provide EMT and paramedic education programs

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] paramedics training [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] The Florida Department of Health has approved FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work and The Academy of International Disaster Preparedness to provide emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic educational programs. [/su_column] [/su_row]
While drug overdoses are down, opioid epidemic is still a public health crisis

While drug overdoses are down, opioid epidemic is still a public health crisis

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] The Centers for Disease Control recently released preliminary data finding that drug overdoses in the United States are down for the first time in nearly 30 years. A severe crisis that affects public health, along with social and economic welfare, drug overdoses hit an all-time high in 2017 with about 70,000 deaths. [/su_column] [/su_row]
Janet Diaz Martinez’s commitment is Worlds Ahead!

Janet Diaz Martinez’s commitment is Worlds Ahead!

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Janet Diaz headshot [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Janet Diaz Martinez is leading by example. Janet moved to the United States in 2010 with her four small children, seeking a better, safer life. With her, she also brought her desire to motivate her children, patients and community to live happier, healthier lives. As she graduates with her Ph.D. in Dietetics and Nutrition with a 4.0 GPA and as a Worlds Ahead graduate, Janet will expand her current role to include research in the area of renal dietetics, where she can continue to inspire and change lives. [/su_column] [/su_row]
Amarish Mena’s perseverance is Worlds Ahead!

Amarish Mena’s perseverance is Worlds Ahead!

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Amarish headshot [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Amarish Mena’s journey demonstrates to all who know her the value of dedication, perseverance and commitment to higher education. Through illness and set-backs, she has continued to focus on her education and her goal of becoming a doctor. Obtaining her Master’s degree in Disaster Management wasn’t always easy but now Amarish is graduating with a 3.6 GPA as a Worlds Ahead graduate. [/su_column] [/su_row]
EHS professor receives grant to develop an automated device to support the assessment of DNA damage and repair

EHS professor receives grant to develop an automated device to support the assessment of DNA damage and repair

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] DNA-strand [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Dr. Marcus S. Cooke, professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has been awarded $149,846 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to develop an automated device to support the assessment of DNA damage and repair.  Facilitating such measures will help advance our knowledge of the role of DNA damage in health and disease. [/su_column] [/su_row]
The Academy of International Disaster Preparedness partners with Tel Aviv University, expands opportunities for emergency management courses

The Academy of International Disaster Preparedness partners with Tel Aviv University, expands opportunities for emergency management courses

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Academy of Disaster Preparedness event [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Tel Aviv in Israel to collaborate on teaching and research initiatives through the college’s Academy of International Disaster Preparedness (Academy). [/su_column] [/su_row]