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Florida International: Doctoral Students Commemorate National Public Health Week

Doctoral students in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work are commemorating National Public Health Week with daily lectures and activities from April 1 – 5. Aimed at highlighting various trending topics in the field, the lectures range from aging and bullying to technology in public health and climate change.

“As we celebrate the dedication of public health professions we must also look to the future, plan for what lies ahead and educate the next generation of public health professionals to face upcoming and unseen challenges,” said Stempel College dean, Dr. Tomás R. Guilarte. “I commend our students for putting together a week’s worth of programming that will help students of all levels and disciplines better understand the challenges facing public health.”

April 1: “Living and Aging in Miami”, presented by Ms. Isabel Rovira

April 2: “A Communication Called ‘Bullying’ with Yes Institute”, presented by Mr. Joseph Zolobczuk

April 3: “Smackdown on PrEP: A Debate on HIV Prevention”, presented by Drs. William Darrow and Karina Villalba

April 4: “Using mHEalth to Empower and Link Communities to Local Resources”, presented by Dr. Gira J. Ravelo

April 5: “Climate Change and Public Health”, presented by Ms. Karina Castillo

More information about National Public Health Week activities at Stempel College.