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New Program to Train Next Generation of HIV Behavioral Scientists

Participants will be trained to be conscious of the structural impediments driving health disparities, engage with and elevate the voices of community stakeholders in research, and ultimately commit to a career focused on addressing HIV and mental health in Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ communities that are most impacted by HIV.

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New Program to Train Next Generation of HIV Behavioral Scientists

Participants will be trained to be conscious of the structural impediments driving health disparities, engage with and elevate the voices of community stakeholders in research, and ultimately commit to a career focused on addressing HIV and mental health in Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ communities that are most impacted by HIV.

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New Panel to Advocate for a Global Public Health Convention for the 21st Century

José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus of the Miller School’s Department of Public Health Sciences, formed the new global panel of public health leaders working to strengthen the world’s ability to prevent pandemics and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. 

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New Panel to Advocate for a Global Public Health Convention for the 21st Century

José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus of the Miller School’s Department of Public Health Sciences, formed the new global panel of public health leaders working to strengthen the world’s ability to prevent pandemics and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. 
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The Greener the Neighborhood, the Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias, UM Study Finds

The study—published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease—found that a greater presence of neighborhood greenness was associated with a lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease by 20 percent and non-Alzheimer's disease by 11 percent.

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The Greener the Neighborhood, the Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias, UM Study Finds

The study—published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease—found that a greater presence of neighborhood greenness was associated with a lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease by 20 percent and non-Alzheimer's disease by 11 percent.
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Department of Public Health Sciences Announces New Resiliency Scholarship

The purpose of the full-tuition scholarship—valued at $97,650—is to foster innovative thinking in public health research and practice, as well as support resilient M.P.H. and M.S.P.H. students in their efforts to address community or global public health issues through their graduate studies.

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Department of Public Health Sciences Announces New Resiliency Scholarship

The purpose of the full-tuition scholarship—valued at $97,650—is to foster innovative thinking in public health research and practice, as well as support resilient M.P.H. and M.S.P.H. students in their efforts to address community or global public health issues through their graduate studies.
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Study Shows Pfizer and Moderna are Effective in Preventing COVID-19 Among Health Care and Frontline Workers

These interim findings, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Series, reinforce the success of current COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and can reassure the public and these workers that they begin gaining protection after their first dose of the vaccines.

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Study Shows Pfizer and Moderna are Effective in Preventing COVID-19 Among Health Care and Frontline Workers

These interim findings, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Series, reinforce the success of current COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and can reassure the public and these workers that they begin gaining protection after their first dose of the vaccines.
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Message on Behalf of Dr. David J. Lee on Recent Mass Shooting Events

"Let us all stand together against all forms of xenophobia and violence that seek to diminish friends and colleagues of Asian descent and celebrate their contributions to a more diverse and vibrant United States," said Dr. Lee, interim chair and professor in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. 

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Message on Behalf of Dr. David J. Lee on Recent Mass Shooting Events

"Let us all stand together against all forms of xenophobia and violence that seek to diminish friends and colleagues of Asian descent and celebrate their contributions to a more diverse and vibrant United States," said Dr. Lee, interim chair and professor in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. 
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Dr. Tyler Bartholomew Examines the Effects of the IDEA Exchange’s State-Mandated Distribution Model on Injection Risk

“The ultimate goal of our program is to provide clients low barrier access to enough new injection equipment so that they have a new, unused syringe every time they need one,” said Bartholomew, a Ph.D. in Prevention Science and Community Health candidate. “This study continues to add to the existing literature that optimizing syringe coverage is important in reducing risk, and we should remove barriers, like one-for-one exchange policies, to ensure all clients have the ability to remain safe and healthy.” 

FEATURED NEWS:

Dr. Tyler Bartholomew Examines the Effects of the IDEA Exchange’s State-Mandated Distribution Model on Injection Risk

“The ultimate goal of our program is to provide clients low barrier access to enough new injection equipment so that they have a new, unused syringe every time they need one,” said Bartholomew, a Ph.D. in Prevention Science and Community Health candidate. “This study continues to add to the existing literature that optimizing syringe coverage is important in reducing risk, and we should remove barriers, like one-for-one exchange policies, to ensure all clients have the ability to remain safe and healthy.” 

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Miller School Project to Use Health Data to Develop Strategies for Hard-Hit COVID-19 Communities

Racial minorities in South Florida—one of the many areas in the United States that has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—have been disproportionately affected by the effects of the pandemic. To help develop population-based strategies that can address these inequities, it is imperative to understand which community characteristics are associated with higher comorbidities, worse COVID-19 outcomes, and vaccine hesitancy.

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Miller School Project to Use Health Data to Develop Strategies for Hard-Hit COVID-19 Communities

Racial minorities in South Florida—one of the many areas in the United States that has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—have been disproportionately affected by the effects of the pandemic. To help develop population-based strategies that can address these inequities, it is imperative to understand which community characteristics are associated with higher comorbidities, worse COVID-19 outcomes, and vaccine hesitancy.

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Miami Herald, Dr. Viviana Horigian and Renae Schmidt: 'COVID-19 pandemic collided with loneliness and addiction epidemics. What now?'

Dr. Horigian and Ms. Schmidt noted that they are concerned, in particular, about the nation’s young adults, who have not been at the center of the spotlight, yet they represent generations that will carry the burden into the years to come. Recent studies have shed light to the mental-health consequences that these generations face.

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Miami Herald, Dr. Viviana Horigian and Renae Schmidt: 'COVID-19 pandemic collided with loneliness and addiction epidemics. What now?'

Dr. Horigian and Ms. Schmidt noted that they are concerned, in particular, about the nation’s young adults, who have not been at the center of the spotlight, yet they represent generations that will carry the burden into the years to come. Recent studies have shed light to the mental-health consequences that these generations face.
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Public Health’s Division of Biostatistics Announces New Scholarships for Master of Science Students

Beginning in the fall 2021 semester, the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences will provide partial scholarships to its graduate students. Students accepted and who choose to matriculate full time in the ten-month, 33-credit Master of Science (M.S.) in Biostatistics program will be granted an award, which will be valued at $7,500.

FEATURED NEWS:

Public Health’s Division of Biostatistics Announces New Scholarships for Master of Science Students

Beginning in the fall 2021 semester, the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences will provide partial scholarships to its graduate students. Students accepted and who choose to matriculate full time in the ten-month, 33-credit Master of Science (M.S.) in Biostatistics program will be granted an award, which will be valued at $7,500.
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Miller School Shares Highlights of Report of the Task Force on Racial Justice

Taking a major step forward on the path to confronting racism, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently highlighted the findings of the Task Force on Racial Justice.

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Miller School Shares Highlights of Report of the Task Force on Racial Justice

Taking a major step forward on the path to confronting racism, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently highlighted the findings of the Task Force on Racial Justice.

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Sylvester Experts to Study COVID-19 Health Outcome Disparities of Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors may have a higher risk for COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality due to compromised immune, heart, and lung functions. Epidemiology experts with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are focusing their research on addressing COVID-19-related issues in breast cancer survivorship and promoting vaccination.

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Sylvester Experts to Study COVID-19 Health Outcome Disparities of Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors may have a higher risk for COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality due to compromised immune, heart, and lung functions. Epidemiology experts with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are focusing their research on addressing COVID-19-related issues in breast cancer survivorship and promoting vaccination.

"As public health professionals, we have not and will not tolerate the overt and structural racism that perpetuates the inequities in health and in all related determinants of health, such as education, housing, and employment. We will not stay silent. We call on students, faculty, and staff of the Miller School of Medicine to join us to systematically challenge the structures that support racism and discrimination in our school and in our communities by engaging in focused dialogue and advocacy that will lead to meaningful change in policy and everyday practice." – Dr. David J. Lee, professor and acting chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS & EVENTS

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Public Health Students, Faculty Honored in University’s Graduate School Annual Awards

This year, Marissa Kobayashi, a Ph.D. in Prevention Science and Community Health student, was named the recipient of the 2021 Graduate Exemplar Award. The award recognizes a graduating student who excelled academically and has either overcome tremendous odds to be successful or has consistently made contributions that benefit others. The Department of Public Health Sciences also had several of its students and faculty nominated for the awards—each who have made exceptional contributions to public health locally, nationally, and internationally.

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New $9.8 Million NCI Grant Awarded to Study Hispanic/Latino Cancer Survivorship

The study will examine how social, cultural, behavioral, psychosocial, biological, and medical factors may influence health outcomes following primary cancer treatment in Hispanics/Latinos.

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Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez Appointed Community Liaison to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee

In this role, Dr. Caban-Martinez will be presenting on the hazardous health effects of PFAS on firefighters and other first responders.

Alyssa Lozano Leads Study Aimed at Understanding Experiences of Hispanic Sexual Minority Youth and their Parents

The study aimed to understand the experiences of Hispanic families with sexual minority youth who disclosed their LGBTQ sexual and/or gender orientation, the families’ initial reaction to disclosure, and how disclosure affected familial relationships.

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