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FIU-Stempel College Dean to be inducted into the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida
Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work and professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, will be inducted into the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMF) on November 7, 2020.
“It is an honor to be recognized by this esteemed organization,” Guilarte said. “I look forward to working with colleagues throughout the state on initiatives that can better the future of our Florida communities.”
Currently, in the United States, an estimated 5.8 million individuals age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease and this number is projected to increase drastically to 14 million by 2050. At the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, researchers are looking to better understand how certain risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease modify the brain’s response to an inflammatory stimulus such as Lipopolysaccharide, found in the wall of gram-negative bacteria.
As the world looks for context and solutions to the COVId-19 pandemic, researchers at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work recently published a paper the effects discrimination has on public health, particularly in a time of an outbreak.
While it is clear that discrimination against women and other vulnerable groups prevailed throughout the twen¬tieth century; it persists today. Amani Othman, doctoral student in the department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, recently published a case study in the International Journal of Social Quality (vol. 8, Issue 2) that analyzes the life and times of Mary Mallon, aka “Typhoid Mary;” an unmarried, Irish Catholic, immigrant woman who was persecuted as an intransigent carrier of a deadly infectious disease.
FIU-Stempel College’s Online Master of Public Heath ranked 10th in the country amongst Best Online Programs for 2020
PublicHealth.org, an online resource that gives users “the tools to research careers and degree programs…in this growing sector of the healthcare industry,” ranked the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s online Master of Public Health #10 in the country amongst the Best Online Programs for 2020. According to PublicHealth.org, the ranking process considers program appeal, student success, and affordability.
Ibrahimou awarded $877,746 by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute to study Particulate Matter metals in the air
Exposure to particulate matter metals or metal particles suspended in air, during pregnancy is known to be harmful to both mother and the newborn as many of these particles are hazardous. Additionally, these metals are also closely associated with the incidence of...