From Our Leaders

By Tilokie Depoo, Ph.D., Chancellor, Albizu University – Miami Campus

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s we enter the Fall 2021 academic year, we are happy to announce that we have published new content in our online Albizu Magazine. In this second edition, we are pleased to include voices from our Floridian and Puerto Rican communities, including students, faculty and staff members.

There are two important areas that will be featured in this edition; the impact of affective disorders in our communities, particularly those related to anxiety and depression as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic; and the fight against gender violence. Both topics are of great relevance to our communities who are constantly exposed to these matters. By addressing these issues, we also find a common element in our approach to the issue: the importance of mental well-being and self-care.

We encourage you to engage with this new venue for sharing information. Please share its insights with your family, friends, and colleagues. We would also like your input on possible topics of concern to you and our communities that should be explored in the future.  I’m happy to say that our students are also taking part in the editorial process, providing ideas and writing some of the content included in this issue, specifically those related to nutrition and stigmatizing language

We hope you enjoy the content. Stay safe!

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