Brown Bag Lecture:
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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Rojas, Patria, PhD

Senior Behavioral Health Scientist
PI, Community Partnership/Engagement Core

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Dr. Rojas is an Associate Research Professor at Florida International University (FIU). She serves as co-Principal Investigator of a three year longitudinal study titled the Intergenerational Transmission of Alcohol use among Latino mothers and Daughters (NINR R01) and serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the Community Partnership/Engagement Core of the NIMHD funded C-SALUD Exploratory Center of Excellence (P20). In her role as Health Scientist and Co-PI of two major funded grants, she has been involved in all aspects of project management, data collection, research coordination, analysis, and writing activities in these research studies.

She was the Co-PI and Project Director of a pilot study (R24) examining intergenerational drug use and HIV risk behaviors between Latina mothers and daughters, which served as the rationale and provided the baseline assessment for the current NIH funded three year longitudinal R01.

Prior to working at FIU, Dr. Rojas worked extensively in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Disease prevention, and Family Planning. She has coordinated and facilitated HIV/AIDS education programs and family planning, as well as community outreach activities, for homeless, drug users, sex workers and other hard to reach populations in Massachusetts and other northeastern states. Her ability to work with community leaders and others is evidenced by her record of publications and experience in various cities across the United States. Dr. Rojas has co-authored several scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and co-authored chapters in edited books, in addition to making numerous presentations in scientific, peer-reviewed national and international conferences.