Baptist Health and FIU join forces to elevate care, address doctor shortage and boost medical research in South Florida

Originally published on November 28, 2023, on Written by Dianne Fernandez Baptist Health, South Florida’s largest not-for-profit healthcare system, and Florida International University, South Florida’s public research university, today announced a collaboration that will expand physician training, research, and patient care for the benefit of the South Florida community. Under the new enhanced affiliation […]

Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences establishes Jorge M. Perez and Darlene Boytell-Perez 50th anniversary scholarship endowment

Originally published on November 20, 2023 on Florida International University (FIU) today announced a generous gift from Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Marie Boytell-Pérez ’89, MS ’96 to establish a new endowment at FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences (NWCNHS). The Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Boytell-Pérez 50th Anniversary of Nursing Scholarship […]

Fernandez Family Foundation makes $1M gift for scholarships at FIU Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership

Originally published November 8, 2023 on Written by Todd Ellenberg The Miguel B. Fernandez Family Foundation has made a $1 million gift to FIU’s Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership in the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs to support student scholarships. The gift will establish the Miguel B. Fernandez […]

Researchers receive $1 million grant to ensure resilience and cybersecurity of critical infrastructure

Originally published on November 3, 2023 on Written by David Drucker At a minimum, power outages are jarring. In a flash, screens fade to black, lights darken and air conditioners go warm. When the problem is limited to a single street or neighborhood – due to causes such as equipment failure or a line […]

Restoring the Everglades to ensure South Florida’s freshwater supply

Originally published on October 11, 2023 on Written by Karen Cochrane, Angela Nicoletti, and Adrienne Sylver Many parts of the world are facing a freshwater crisis. Severe, long-lasting drought conditions not seen for thousands of years gripped much of the U.S. in 2022. Coalinga, a small town in California, made headlines because water was […]

FIU unveils cutting-edge cold spray lab for advanced manufacturing innovation

Originally published on October 19, 2023 on Written by Elizabeth Calzadilla Florida International University recently introduced its new Cold Spray and Rapid Deposition Laboratory, a facility that will advance techniques in the repair, design and durability of high-performance materials. The lab is supported by a five-year, $22.9 million grant from the U.S. Army Combat […]

FIU receives $5 million grant to lay the groundwork for ‘modular nuclear reactors’

Originally published on October 11, 2023 on Written by Adrienne Sylver Modular nuclear reactors, with minimal greenhouse gas emissions, relatively small footprints and the ability to be built in even the most remote areas, are becoming a more attractive power source for the United States. With researchers and students from FIU’s College of Engineering […]

Empowering Hispanics in Philanthropy

FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy event entitled, "Empowering Hispanics in Philanthropy
The FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy hosts panel discussion with community leaders to converse about the Hispanic presence in philanthropy “Let’s take this national,” said George Corton. “This conversation isn’t happening at the levels that we need it to, so why not start at the most important city for Hispanics [in the US]: Miami?” […]

Health experts urge action on climate change at FIU’s Global Health Conference of the Americas

Originally published on October 2, 2023 on news. Written by Stephanie Rendon All eyes were on the environment and its impact on health at this year’s Global Health Conference of the Americas led by Florida International University. The conference took place in Cartagena, Colombia, September 13-15, 2023, and convened over 300 experts from Colombia and abroad […]

PayCargo awards $1.25 million to FIU Business for Supply Chain and Logistics Program

Originally published on September 27, 2023 on Written by Cynthia Corzo Freight payment platform PayCargo has awarded Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) a $1.25 million gift to create the PayCargo Supply Chain and Logistics Program. FIU Business was the first business school in Florida to launch a Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain […]