Open House

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Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with us! UM Department of Public Health Sciences Open House

Join us on February 27, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Shalala Student Center, Activities Room South (Room 306). You'll have the chance to engage with students, alumni, and faculty and learn more about our Graduate Programs’ admissions process. Reserve your spot today.

FEATURED NEWS:

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with us! UM Department of Public Health Sciences Open House

Join us on February 27, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Shalala Student Center, Activities Room South (Room 306). You'll have the chance to engage with students, alumni, and faculty and learn more about our Graduate Programs’ admissions process. Reserve your spot today.
Study Session

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Upcoming Priority Deadline for Graduate Programs in Public Health at the Department of Public Health Sciences

The priority deadline for various graduate programs in public health offered by the Department of Public Health Sciences is approaching rapidly. The priority deadline is March 1, 2020. Scholarships are available. No additional application is required. The graduate programs include: Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Accelerated M.P.H., Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), Bachelor of Science in Public Health/M.P.H. or M.S.P.H. (4+1), M.S. in Biostatistics, M.S. in Climate and Health, and M.S. in Prevention Science and Community Health.

FEATURED NEWS:

Upcoming Priority Deadline for Graduate Programs in Public Health at the Department of Public Health Sciences

The priority deadline for various graduate programs in public health offered by the Department of Public Health Sciences is approaching rapidly. The priority deadline is March 1, 2020. Scholarships are available. No additional application is required. The graduate programs include: Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Accelerated M.P.H., Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), Bachelor of Science in Public Health/M.P.H. or M.S.P.H. (4+1), M.S. in Biostatistics, M.S. in Climate and Health, and M.S. in Prevention Science and Community Health.

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Two leaders from the University of Miami named 2020 Herald Influencers

News@TheU: Dr. Hansel Tookes, an alumnus of the Master of Science in Public Health program at the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences, was one of two University of Miami leaders to be selected to the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald and Bradenton Herald 2020 Florida Influencers series. Dr. Tookes and a group of statewide leaders from a variety of perspectives and industries will assess major challenges in the state of Florida, as well as find solutions for these challenges.

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Two leaders from the University of Miami named 2020 Herald Influencers

News@TheU: Dr. Hansel Tookes, an alumnus of the Master of Science in Public Health program at the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences, was one of two University of Miami leaders to be selected to the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald and Bradenton Herald 2020 Florida Influencers series. Dr. Tookes and a group of statewide leaders from a variety of perspectives and industries will assess major challenges in the state of Florida, as well as find solutions for these challenges.
Annette Grotheer

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Annette Grotheer Named to Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ List for Program Addressing Health Disparities

Forbes magazine recently named Annette Grotheer, an M.D./M.P.H. candidate at the Miller School of Medicine and Department of Public Health Sciences, to its "30 Under 30" list in the health care category. Forbes recognizes 30 of the most promising game-changers under the age of 30 in 20 different industries from thousands of nominations every year. Grotheer, who is committed to addressing health disparities and improving outcomes for African American men, founded The Shop Docs in 2016. The nonprofit, which began as her M.P.H. capstone project, brings health education and screenings to barbershops in African-American Neighborhoods.

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Annette Grotheer Named to Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ List for Program Addressing Health Disparities

Forbes magazine recently named Annette Grotheer, an M.D./M.P.H. candidate at the Miller School of Medicine and Department of Public Health Sciences, to its "30 Under 30" list in the health care category. Forbes recognizes 30 of the most promising game-changers under the age of 30 in 20 different industries from thousands of nominations every year. Grotheer, who is committed to addressing health disparities and improving outcomes for African American men, founded The Shop Docs in 2016. The nonprofit, which began as her M.P.H. capstone project, brings health education and screenings to barbershops in African-American Neighborhoods.
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UM Medical Students Debut Broken Barcode Tattoo to Combat Human Trafficking During Super Bowl Weekend

"Historically, many traffickers will brand their victims with a tattooed barcode as a sign of property,” said second-year UM medical student Isabella M. Ferré, M.P.H., who is an alumna of the M.P.H. program at the Department of Public Health Sciences. Ferré is leading the effort alongside student activists, University of Miami Health System providers, law enforcement, and community partners to spread awareness of the plight of victims and increased activities associated with high-profile tourism events such as the Super Bowl.

FEATURED NEWS:

UM Medical Students Debut Broken Barcode Tattoo to Combat Human Trafficking During Super Bowl Weekend

"Historically, many traffickers will brand their victims with a tattooed barcode as a sign of property,” said second-year UM medical student Isabella M. Ferré, M.P.H., who is an alumna of the M.P.H. program at the Department of Public Health Sciences. Ferré is leading the effort alongside student activists, University of Miami Health System providers, law enforcement, and community partners to spread awareness of the plight of victims and increased activities associated with high-profile tourism events such as the Super Bowl.
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS & EVENTS

Dr. Hermes Florez

Dr. Hermes Florez Named Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences

Dr. Hermes Florez, MD, M.P.H, Ph.D., has been named Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Florez is a professor and director of the Division of Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences within the department. Dr. Florez also serves as the director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.

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The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Announces New Ancillary Eye Study

Investigators from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, recently announced SOL Ojos – a new 9.7 million dollar National Eye Institute-funded ancillary project – that will assess the prevalence of chronic eye disease and its associations with risk factors across participants of diverse Hispanic/Latino backgrounds.

Dr. Schwartz

Dr. Seth Schwartz to Study Stress Impact on Puerto Rican Hurricane Maria Survivors in Florida

Seth Schwartz, Ph.D., professor of public health at the Miller School of Medicine, will conduct a study funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities that will investigate the effects of hurricane-related stress and trauma on Puerto Rican families and their adolescent children.

Algal Bloom Study

Researchers Receive State Funding to Study Human Impact of Harmful Algal Blooms

InventUM: Researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, have been awarded state funds that support research efforts to improve the understanding of the potential long-term human-health impacts of harmful blue-green algal blooms (HABs). 

HEALTH AND MEDICINE NEWS & EVENTS