Articles by: Ileana Varela

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 […]

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 […]