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Alexandra Briceno has worked hard as a student, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, consistently making the Dean’s list, and becoming a member of the Tau Sigma Honor Society are some of her most treasured accomplishments while at Stempel College. And now she can add one more: recipient of the 2019 Alumni Participation Challenge Scholarship.
Dr. Marcus S. Cooke, professor in Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has received a $1,385,828 grant from National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his proposed novel, non-invasive DNA adductomic approach to assess the totality of adducts induced by environmental exposures.
At the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition Dr. Cristina Palacios has been studying the effects of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy for more than a decade. Her most recent findings showed that supplementing pregnant women with vitamin D alone probably reduces the risk of pre‐eclampsia, gestational diabetes, low birthweight and may reduce the risk of severe postpartum hemorrhage.
An estimated one third of all children in the United States are overweight or obese. While the obesity rate is possibly stabilizing, it is still alarmingly high, with more than 17 percent of children considered clinically obese.
One way to help combat this issue is through nutrition education. Unfortunately, many individuals and families do not receive formal or informal nutritional guidance.