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Janet Diaz Martinez’s commitment is Worlds Ahead!

Janet Diaz Martinez’s commitment is Worlds Ahead!




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.

Amarish Mena’s perseverance is Worlds Ahead!

Amarish Mena’s perseverance is Worlds Ahead!




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.

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.