Articles by: Ileana Varela

Dr. Joe Greer named Citizen of the Year

Dr. Joe Greer named Citizen of the Year

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service, a nonpartisan civic engagement center at the University of Florida, has named Dr. […]

Infectious Disease Society of America names FIU student a  2017 Medical Scholar

Infectious Disease Society of America names FIU student a 2017 Medical Scholar

Thomas Weppelman, a second-year medical student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM), has been named a 2017 Medical Scholar […]

New molecular, biomedical sciences certificate program pays off for students

New molecular, biomedical sciences certificate program pays off for students

Micky Akinrodoye was a little boy in Nigeria when he accidentally ran into a sliding glass door. Doctors saved his […]

Why are medical students doing rounds at the art museum?

Why are medical students doing rounds at the art museum?

You expect to see medical students doing rounds at a hospital, but at an art museum? That’s exactly what a […]

Match Day 2017: Medical students get a peek into their futures

Match Day 2017: Medical students get a peek into their futures

Match Day at FIU is a little bit like the Academy Awards and the Florida Lotto wrapped into one. It […]

Medical students join prestigious honor society

Medical students join prestigious honor society

A group of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) students have joined a club so prestigious, members include more than […]

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FIU-FAST team back from medical mission to Guatemala

FIU-FAST team back from medical mission to Guatemala

It was first come, first serve; so the patients, about 600 a day, camped out overnight and spent up to […]

Nanotechnology-based gene editing study seeks to eradicate HIV in brain of drug abusers

Nanotechnology-based gene editing study seeks to eradicate HIV in brain of drug abusers

Opiate abuse is a significant risk factor for HIV infection, and in combination they can have a devastating effect on […]

The fascinating history of hiccups

The fascinating history of hiccups

If you’ve ever had a friend try to scare your hiccups away, you know how annoying and useless it is. […]

First-year med student publishes paper on dengue, West Nile

First-year med student publishes paper on dengue, West Nile

On his first day in medical school this past August, Alex Weppelmann got word that his research paper on dengue […]

Rotary Club of Miami awards record number of scholarships to FIU medical students

Rotary Club of Miami awards record number of scholarships to FIU medical students

In 2009, the Rotary Club of Miami awarded its Thomas Brown McClelland Trust Scholarship to a single FIU medical student. […]

Medical students ‘call’ on lawmakers not to repeal Affordable Care Act

Medical students ‘call’ on lawmakers not to repeal Affordable Care Act

A group of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) students spent their lunchtime Monday on the phone. They were calling […]

Cervical cancer rates much higher than we thought

Cervical cancer rates much higher than we thought

Women’s risk of dying from cervical cancer may be much higher than previously thought, according to a new study; the numbers are […]

What you need to know about preventing cervical cancer

What you need to know about preventing cervical cancer

January is cervical cancer awareness month. Every year more than 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer, and […]

5 easy tips to get back in shape after the holidays

5 easy tips to get back in shape after the holidays

The holidays are history, but you’ll still have the wonderful memories, and oh yes, that other reminder of the good […]