What would a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

By: Gisela Valencia As the world continues to wrestle with the pandemic, many of us are wondering if the development of a COVID-19 vaccine would be the decisive stroke in attacking the coronavirus and reducing the pandemic. This topic was one of many that a group of international experts discussed as part of this year’s […]

Health experts convene to discuss prevention and solutions at 2019 Global Health Conference

Just as news and information travel around the world with ease, so do diseases and global health trends. As part of the mission of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social, the Global Health Consortium recently hosted the 2019 Global Health Conference, offering three days of cutting-edge workshops and plenary sessions themed around […]

Nutritional recommendations to boost the immune system of frontline workers

Cristina Palacios, associate professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, and a team of international experts recently released a guide for the Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN) to help frontline workers protect their health during the COVID-19 pandemic with nutritional guidelines that boost the […]

Stempel College delegation tackles public health in Colombia

A delegation of Stempel College representatives, led by Dean Tomás R. Guilarte and Carlos Espinal, director of the Global Health Consortium, recently visited Colombia as part of the college’s efforts to strengthen ties and improve public health in the country. The Global Health Consortium is focusing much of its efforts in Colombia, while the college […]

While drug overdoses are down, opioid epidemic is still a public health crisis

The Centers for Disease Control recently released preliminary data finding that drug overdoses in the United States are down for the first time in nearly 30 years. A severe crisis that affects public health, along with social and economic welfare, drug overdoses hit an all-time high in 2017 with about 70,000 deaths. Currently, the majority […]

International journalists learn about global health from FIU experts

The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work and FIU’s Global Health Consortium in partnership with College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts recently hosted the workshop, Global Health for Journalists. The goal of the three-day workshop was to increase overall knowledge of trending global health topics such as nutrition, diabetes, vaccination and anti-microbial […]