Articles by: Ileana Varela

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 […]

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 […]

Mosquito attack: How to protect yourself from the world’s deadliest animal

Mosquito attack: How to protect yourself from the world’s deadliest animal

If you’re going to have nightmares about a deadly animal on the prowl out for blood, your blood, it shouldn’t […]

Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation donates $90K for medical simulation training

Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation donates $90K for medical simulation training

The Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation, a long-time supporter of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM), donated $90,000 to […]

Taking a vacation abroad? Tips for a safe and healthy trip

Taking a vacation abroad? Tips for a safe and healthy trip

July is America’s most popular vacation month, and with school out for the summer, many families have time to take […]

Sunscreen basics: What kind, how much, how often?

Sunscreen basics: What kind, how much, how often?

Summer is synonymous with outdoor fun—the beach, camping, hiking, fishing – which means you’ll be spending lots of time under […]

The dead teach the living: A pre-med student’s first visit to the anatomy lab

The dead teach the living: A pre-med student’s first visit to the anatomy lab

Chabeli Cardenas is a Cuban-born, first-generation FIU student on a pre-med track, pursuing a bachelor’s in biology. She is taking […]

Can nanotechnology help treat Alzheimer’s?

Can nanotechnology help treat Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It takes a devastating toll on patients and family members, […]

Ph.D. student works to find cure for alcohol abuse

Ph.D. student works to find cure for alcohol abuse

As a little girl in West Bengal, India, Tiyash Parira would sit at night and watch the stars and dream […]

Dr. John A. Rock, a Healthcare Hero

Dr. John A. Rock, a Healthcare Hero

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce today named Dr. John A. Rock one of its 2018 Healthcare Heroes and presented […]

By Eduardo Merille

John and Mary Lou Dasburg announce $1.5 million gift to Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

John and Mary Lou Dasburg announced a $1.5 million gift to create an endowed chair in FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College […]