Articles by: Ileana Varela

FIU medical disaster response team continues to help post-hurricane recovery

FIU medical disaster response team continues to help post-hurricane recovery

FIU’s medical disaster response team was again called on by the Florida Health Department to support local hospitals deal with […]

FIU medical disaster response team called into action after Irma

FIU medical disaster response team called into action after Irma

After an exhausting 12-hour shift heading a dozen FIU-FAST (Florida Advanced Surgical Transport) team-members deployed after the storm, Bridget Pelaez […]

Preparing for a storm: Health risks you need to know

Preparing for a storm: Health risks you need to know

Hurricane Irma has reached “monster storm” status. As people continue to prepare for the storm, the health risks these storms can […]

FIU researcher honored for study of DNA and male infertility

FIU researcher honored for study of DNA and male infertility

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is honoring FIU researcher Helen Tempest with its 2017 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks […]

123 new “white coats” join College of Medicine

123 new “white coats” join College of Medicine

It is difficult to get into medical school. The competition is fierce. Only a small fraction of those who apply […]

College of Medicine awards two Ph.D.s in biomedical sciences

College of Medicine awards two Ph.D.s in biomedical sciences

After a five year journey of ups and downs, sleepless nights and no weekends, Shashank Pawitwar walked up and across […]

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FIU/Baptist scientist honored for contributions to cancer research, diversity

FIU/Baptist scientist honored for contributions to cancer research, diversity

The National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities recently celebrated its 21st anniversary by honoring some of its […]

Researcher awarded grant for HIV/AIDS drug study

Researcher awarded grant for HIV/AIDS drug study

Rahul Dev Jayant, assistant professor in the Department of Immunology, has received a $25,000 grant from The Campbell Foundation in […]

FSTAR program prepares minority students for medical school

FSTAR program prepares minority students for medical school

The latest group of students reporting for class at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) looks a little too […]

Student helps set policies for physician assistant profession

Student helps set policies for physician assistant profession

Ngan Lam is a student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s inaugural Master in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program. She […]

FIU-FAST, Miami Beach Fire Rescue set up field hospital Memorial Day weekend

FIU-FAST, Miami Beach Fire Rescue set up field hospital Memorial Day weekend

FIU-FAST (Florida Advanced Surgical Transport) team set up a 10-bed critical care field hospital on Miami Beach for Memorial Day […]

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 […]