Department News : 2012 :

From left, José Szapocznik, Ph.D., Viviana Horigian, Ph.D., and Lisa Metsch, Ph.D.

Epidemiology and Public Health Researchers Surpass $51 Million in NIH Funding

With $6.8 million in grants awarded by the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse this fiscal year, the Miller School-based Florida Node Alliance of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinic Trials Network has surpassed $51 million in funding over the 12 years of its ongoing NIDA grant to conduct a broad range of drug abuse treatment trials.

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 Front row from left, Anne Kimball; Stefania Prendes-Alvarez; Karina Lifschitz; Julie Kornfeld, Ph.D., M.P.H.; and Jonathan Colasanti, M.D. Back row from left, David Haverman; Carly Rivet; Devlin Paiva McGlohn; Mihai Puia-Dumitrescu, M.D.; Vanessa Cutler; and Eric Hecht, M.D.

Public Health Springboard Program Supports Eight New Research Projects at the Miller School

Thanks to a generous $100,000 gift to the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 10 public health graduates and Miller School students have received eight grants under the Public Health Springboard Program that supports innovative, independent projects by students who are working toward or recently earned a Master of Public Health.

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Erin N. Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Cancer Researcher Receives Spirit of Service-Learning Award

Erin Kobetz-Kerman, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of epidemiology and public health, who is committed to ending health disparities among isolated and under-served patients, has been selected by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida and the Miami-Dade Teacher of the Year Coalition for the 2012 Spirit of Service-Learning Award in higher education.

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José Szapocznik, Ph.D., right, confers with Joan A. Muir, Ph.D., BSFT™ associate director.

Brief Strategic Family Therapy Program Receives U.S. and European Trademark Registrations

José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and chair of epidemiology and public health and director of the Center for Family Studies, has received registration in the United States and Europe for the trademarked Brief Strategic Family Therapy® Program, which he pioneered at the Miller School more than three decades ago.

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