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Recent Social Work graduate accepted into The Peace Corps

Recent Social Work graduate accepted into The Peace Corps



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A recent graduate at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Emmanuel Vega Arreola had been working with refugees and asylum seekers as part of his internship for his bachelor’s in social work when he decided he wanted to further expand his horizons. He also wanted to find a way to combine his two passions: service and traveling.

Vega Arreola applied to The United States Peace Corps.


Hear it from our students: Ph.D. in Health Systems Research

Hear it from our students: Ph.D. in Health Systems Research

Our Ph.D. program in Health Systems Research emphasizes public health policy analysis, health economics and health systems analysis. The Affordable Care Act created new policies and regulations that have demanded greater knowledge about how policy and...

Academy for International Disaster Preparedness awarded nearly $5 million to train disaster response medical professionals

Academy for International Disaster Preparedness awarded nearly $5 million to train disaster response medical professionals



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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) has awarded Florida International University’s Academy for International Disaster Preparedness at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health And Social Work $4.8 million to train disaster response medical professionals over the next five years on how to evacuate and provide specialized medical care to patients in-flight.


CRUSADA hosted community fair, bridging the community-science gap

CRUSADA hosted community fair, bridging the community-science gap



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The Center for Research on US Latin, HIV/AIDS, and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA) at Florida International University (FIU) recently hosted a community fair at the Homestead Everglades Community Center. The fair, led by Dr. Gira J. Ravelo, research assistant professor at CRUSADA, was an attempt to use audience appropriate methods to disseminate local research findings to the community while simultaneously creating positive everlasting partnerships. The findings delivered were from community based participatory research (CBPR) conducted by CRUSADA in the Homestead area among Latino seasonal farm workers.

EHS professor only U.S. representative participating in European Union DNA project

EHS professor only U.S. representative participating in European Union DNA project



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Marcus S. Cooke, professor at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has been accepted as a management committee observer, on behalf of the college, for the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) proposal hCOMET. Cooke is the only U.S. representative to be invited to take part in the project.

COST, funded by the European Union, provides funding for the creation of research networks. The hCOMET project creates a multi-center network that will give researchers and scientists an opportunity to standardize methodologies in collecting data on DNA damage (and DNA repair) in human populations using a technique known as the comet assay.


World-renowned neuroscientists visit Stempel College

World-renowned neuroscientists visit Stempel College

Dr. Francisco Lopera, director of the Neuroscience Group at the University of Antioquia, and his colleagues Dr. Marlene Jiménez del Río and Dr. Gloria Patricia Cardona-Gómez were joined by Dr. Carlos Alberto Cano from the Instituto de Envejecimiento at...