Several FIU programs among the best in the nation

–By Maydel Santana for FIU News FIU programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released today. The new rankings placed FIU as the second university in the nation for international business and 12th for social mobility. “These rankings confirm that many of the improvements we have […]

New automated device could assess DNA damage, repair

–By Jessica Drouet for FIU News DNA damage—caused by environmental agents or the body’s normal processes—plays a critical role in the development of many major human diseases, with profound public health implications. Marcus S. Cooke, professor at Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has been awarded $149,846 from […]

Fulbright scholar takes public health lessons home to Burkina Faso

–By Jessica Drouet for FIU News Donald Yanogo chose to attend FIU to effect change in his home country of Burkina Faso. A medical doctor, Yanogo applied for a Fulbright scholarship and to the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for him to tackle health issues on […]

Ph.D. student designs wearable antennas for medically underserved communities

–By Diana Hernandez-Alende for FIU News Clothing is embroidered with designs and logos using a sewing machine and threads. Dieff Vital, an electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, is using the same sewing machine and conductive threads to embroider antennas and electronic circuits on regular clothing. Why? Vital, a survivor of the catastrophic 2010 Haiti earthquake, is […]

Scientists developing new method to combat prostate cancer

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News Scientists are advancing on the battle against prostate cancer. A team of researchers from FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute will soon expand tests of their novel approach to killing castration-resistant prostate cancer by cutting off its ability to repair damage to its own DNA. To date, there is no known cure […]

Board of Trustees votes to extend Rosenberg’s contract

–By Lourdes Perez for FIU News In its last meeting of the academic year, the FIU Board of Trustees voted to extend President Mark B. Rosenberg’s contract. At a meeting on Wednesday, the board unanimously approved a one-year extension to Rosenberg’s contract following a “superior” performance rating for Rosenberg’s accomplishments and leadership during the 2017-2018 […]

FIU researcher: Deterrence-based audit policies reduce excess costs in health care

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News Skyrocketing spending and excess costs in the health care industry are reduced by innovative auditing methods that focus on increasing overall deterrence of waste and abuse in the long run. FIU Business research found that the reduction is based on the concept of “sentinel effect” by which, once a set […]

FIU among top 15 universities granted U.S. patents in 2018

For FIU News FIU was ranked 15th in the nation among public universities and 33rd globally that were issued utility patents. “This recognition was only possible because of our hard-working faculty and researchers,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. “Every day, they turn ideas into groundbreaking solutions that change lives. They are committed to changing our world […]

FIU Expert: What Hurricane Michael taught us about preparing for this year’s hurricane season

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, meteorologist Erik Salna offers important insight about what last year’s hurricane season can teach us for this year’s. Salna is the associate director for Education and Outreach with the FIU International Hurricane Research Center […]

Scientists make waves in D.C. at Capitol Hill Oceans Week

–By JoAnn Adkins for FIU News Marine scientists Mike Heithaus and James Fourqurean hope to turn scientific solutions into policy for the world’s oceans. The marine predator expert and seagrass expert joined Capitol Hill Oceans Week, an annual event hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation where marine scientists, conservationists, wildlife experts, climate scientists, fishing […]