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FIU-RCMI Awards Grants to community organizations aimed at solidifying minority health partnerships and improving research

FIU-RCMI Awards Grants to community organizations aimed at solidifying minority health partnerships and improving research




Since its inception in 2017, the Research Center in Minority Institutions (FIU-RCMI) at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has worked recognize and boost health disparities research in and amongst the South Florida community.

For that reason, the FIU-RCMI’s community engagement developed a competitive community research capacity building grant program, linking community organizations directly with FIU faculty researchers. The FIU-RCMI Community Research Enhancement Grants (CREG) just announced it first round of $5,000 awards.


Researcher investigates health disparities faced by women living with HIV who experience homelessness

Researcher investigates health disparities faced by women living with HIV who experience homelessness




For people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), lack of stable housing can be a significant barrier to medical care, adherence to antiretroviral medication, and viral suppression. In Miami-Dade County, lack of affordable housing and expensive rental markets, coupled with large proportions of people living with HIV who are uninsured and live in poverty, make for a challenging HIV care landscape. In Miami-Dade County, the majority of women living with HIV are racial/ ethnic minorities, many of whom live in poverty. To promote viral suppression among women in Miami-Dade and to improve national HIV outcomes, strategies must be geared to address the situations of these women particularly Black/African American, Hispanic, and Black/ Haitian women who are living with HIV.

Researchers evaluate differences in HPV awareness, knowledge, and attitudes between men and women

Researchers evaluate differences in HPV awareness, knowledge, and attitudes between men and women




Dr. William Darrow, professor in the department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, along with Dr. Sharice M. Preston, Stempel College alumna and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, recently conducted a cross-sectional survey to assess differences in awareness, knowledge, and attitudes about human papillomavirus (HPV) and vaccination against HPV between men and women. 

A lifesaving option for pediatric cancer patients

A lifesaving option for pediatric cancer patients




Led by Diana Azzam, in collaboration with Daria Salyakina, Dr. Ziad Khatib, Dr. Maggie Fader, and other doctors from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the clinical trial supported by the Live Like Bella Foundation is showing promising results. Able to test a tumor against hundreds of medications, Azzam and her team are finding interventions that are helping physicians treat cancer patients so that children go into remission.

Studies show financial burden of ADHD affects individuals, families

Studies show financial burden of ADHD affects individuals, families




ccording the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11 percent of American children between the ages of 4 and 17 have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research guided by Timothy F. Page, interim chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, in collaboration with FIU’s Center for Children and Families, is working to better understand the economic burden that individuals and their families face because of ADHD.