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Effects of lead exposure on blood pressure
Monica Bastos Paoliello, PhD
State University of Londrina
Parana, Brazilo

Brown Bag Lecture:
Inequalities in Health Service Use among Former Inmates: Implications for Race/ Ethnic Health Disparities
Kathryn M. Nowotny, PhD
University of Miami

NIMHD Awards Endowment to FIU (PIs: Gil, De La Rosa)
Endowment makes FIU regional hub for the study of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity, and diabetes

NIAAA Awards R01 Grant to Dr. De La Rosa
Study will Examine Alcohol Use among Recent Latino Immigrants

Dr. Kanamori, CRUSADA Postdoctoral Fellow, Awarded NIH K99/R00 Grant
First investigator from College of Public Health & Social Work to receive an NIH Pathway to Independence Award

CRUSADA/C-SALUD PhD Fellow wins at 2016 Florida Research Symposium
Stephanie Diez won 1st Place in Social Sciences Category for presentation on problem videogame play in children & youth

NIH Awards $12.7 Million to FIU
Three CRUSADA Researchers are Members of Interdisciplinary Team

Frank Dillon Awarded R15 grant from NIMHD
Affiliated faculty member Frank Dillion was awarded a R15 to conduct a study of HIV testing among at risk Latino men

USAID Report
C-SALUD Postdoctoral Scholar authors report titled "Indicators of Child Deprivation in Sub-Saharan Africa"

CRUSADA Faculty Featured on NIH Website
Preventing HIV/AIDS in Recent Latino Immigrants


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CRUSADA Post-doctoral Fellow Receives NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).

Mariano Kanamori, PhD, an NIH-funded post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA), is the first investigator from the Robert Stempel College of Health & Social Work to receive an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). The NIH award, established to provide exceptionally promising researchers with the training and support needed for timely transitions into tenure-track faculty or equivalent positions, will enhance Dr. Kanamori's program of cross-cultural research on health disparities

The study is titled: Multilevel Approaches for Embracing Dyadic, Egocentric And Two-Mode Networks which Address Substance Use Disorders and HIV Risk In Latina Seasonal Workers (1K99DA041494-01A1; PI: Kanamori)

During the award period, Dr. Kanamori will obtain additional training, such as advanced skills in social network analysis and statistics, while conducting a longitudinal research study aimed at developing behavioral interventions effective in reducing HIV risk and substance abuse among Latina farm workers in South Florida.

Dr. Kanamori earned his doctoral degree in epidemiology at the University of Maryland in 2013 and came to FIU for postdoctoral training at CRUSADA under the mentorship of Mario De La Rosa, PhD, and Mary Jo Trepka, MD, MSPH.