CRUSADA News and Events

Center News along with
National and International News concerning
Minority Health and Health Disparities

CRUSADA Brown Bag Lectures

The CRUSADA Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture Series
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Center for Research on U.S. Latino
HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse
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Message from the Director

The Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA) continues to address the twin epidemics of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS in Latino communities throughout southern Florida. The Center is uniquely positioned to advance our understanding of these growing problems because of its geographical location and its association with FIU …
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NIMHD C-SALUD Postdoctoral Scholar

Mariano Kanamori, PhD
I am a Latino epidemiologist with more than 20 years of experience working with underserved populations in the United States, Latin America and Africa. I conduct research that bridges social determinants of health/disease and health disparities among minority and underserved communities …
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CRUSADA Alumni Impact Global Health

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Haiti

CRUSADA alumna Dr. Guitele Rahill is part of a research team at the University of South Florida that was recently awarded a $2 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health in an effort to reduce HIV/AIDS in Haitian Youth. The award stipulates that USF must use a minimum of 50% of the award in Haiti, where Dr. Rahill’s research focus …
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Reducing HIV, Alcohol Use in Peru

Not far from the ancient ruins and majestic views of Machu Picchu, Peru, CRUSADA alumna Elena Cyrus aims to improve global health through her work in the Yale University Global Health Equity Scholars Program. Her work in Lima focuses on HIV risk behavior and Alcohol Use Disorders among men who have sex with men, transgendered persons, and …
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National Public Health News

USAID Report
Dr. Kanamori, CRUSADA-C-SALUD Postdoctoral Scholar, authors report: Indicators of Child Deprivation in Sub-Saharan Africa–Levels and Trends from the Demographic and Health Surveys

NIH, CDC, SAMHSA, HHS, and Other Postings
A listing of currently available jobs and opportunities

National Reports on Latino Health
Reports from National Institutes of Health (NIH), Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and SAMHSA-NSDUH on Latino Health

Crusada News

NIH Grant Award (U54):

Brown Bag Lecture (10/25):
Sara M. St. George, PhD
Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Brown Bag Lecture (11/08):
Jose Felix Colon Burgos, MS DrPH
Investigador Evaluador de Sistemas de Salud, NIH Diversity Fellow, Proyecto Sindemias

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