Articles by: Ileana Varela

College of Medicine dean to receive honorary doctorate from university in Spain

College of Medicine dean to receive honorary doctorate from university in Spain

The University of Murcia in Spain is awarding Dr. Robert Sackstein, dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and […]

Faculty member becomes one of nation’s first certified ethics consultants

Faculty member becomes one of nation’s first certified ethics consultants

Ethics consults often involve some of the most important decisions in the hospital. Ethicists routinely help to resolve issues such […]

Medical students want to teach you CPR with two steps and a disco song

Medical students want to teach you CPR with two steps and a disco song

Sudden cardiac arrest is a scary thing, and not just for the person experiencing it. Imagine that someone collapses in […]

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A medical student’s experience with trauma surgery

Athena Failla, a third-year student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, reflects on her first call day in a trauma […]

College of Medicine wins national professionalism award

College of Medicine wins national professionalism award

The national Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society has honored the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine with its 2018 […]

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Holiday blues: triggers and survival tips

Happy holidays! It’s a common refrain, but for many people who have lost loved ones, gone through heartbreaks or are […]

Holiday travel: health risks, outbreaks you need to know about

Holiday travel: health risks, outbreaks you need to know about

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to travel internationally. But if you want to make sure some Grinch […]

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Nano-medicine researchers look at basic science to combat abuse, addiction

Nano-medicine researchers look at basic science to combat abuse, addiction

The Society for Personalized Nano-Medicine’s 5th Annual Personalized Nano-Medicine Symposium brought 130 of the top basic, translational and clinical researchers […]

Dementia: Do you know someone who has it?

Dementia: Do you know someone who has it?

Dementia is not a specific disease, but a syndrome, a group of symptoms, that according to the National Institute on […]

Medical students are hoping to save lives by selling art

Medical students are hoping to save lives by selling art

When Pati Vargas was contacted by an FIU medical student looking for free space for an art show, she had […]

It’s time to get a flu shot

It’s time to get a flu shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to get vaccinated before Halloween. “It takes about two weeks […]

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Medical students study tampons as possible screening test for cancer

Medical students study tampons as possible screening test for cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer. Three FIU medical students would like […]

Researchers patent fast, accurate technology for early Zika detection

Researchers patent fast, accurate technology for early Zika detection

In the first half of 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported only 34 symptomatic Zika virus disease […]

College of Medicine earns award for diversity

College of Medicine earns award for diversity

Insight into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education, has selected the Florida Science Training and Research […]

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How a scar helped a medical student connect with a patient

How a scar helped a medical student connect with a patient

Joseph Burns just started his fourth year at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.  He wants to be a cardiologist to […]