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Craig A. Garmendia is Worlds Ahead

Craig A. Garmendia is Worlds Ahead



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Thanks to his dedication and hard work, Craig A. Garmendia is being recognized as Stempel College’s Fall 2018 Worlds Ahead Graduate by FIU during the commencement ceremony on Dec. 12, 2018.

Here is his story:

While working for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Craig used his background in chemistry, with a bachelor’s from FIU and masters’ from Vanderbilt University, to investigate drug manufacturing in the U.S. When the economy shifted, so did Craig’s career path, as much of the drug manufacturing industry moved overseas.


Community-Based Research Institute receives $1.2 million grant to provide health promotion to indigenous communities

Community-Based Research Institute receives $1.2 million grant to provide health promotion to indigenous communities



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Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work (Stempel), in collaboration with Florida State University’s (FSU) College of Nursing, have earned a $1.275 million grant to address health disparities in Native American communities in Florida.

As part of the grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), FIU’s Community-Based Research Institute (CBRI), part of Stempel, will partner with the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity (INRHE), part of FSU’s College of Nursing.