Articles by: Ileana Varela

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 […]

VITAS announces its 2018 Healthcare Scholarship winner

VITAS announces its 2018 Healthcare Scholarship winner

Stevenson Chery has been named the recipient of the 2018 VITAS Healthcare Scholarship and awarded $25,000. The scholarship is designed […]

Bound by the heart: Scholarship recipient and benefactor share instant connection

Bound by the heart: Scholarship recipient and benefactor share instant connection

Joseph Burns is an adult living with pediatric heart disease. He was born prematurely with a bicuspid aortic valve—a condition […]

Rx for medical student debt: scholarships

Rx for medical student debt: scholarships

Pictured above: Dr. Herbert Wertheim and his wife Nicole funded the medical educations of 10 students at FIU. By his […]

College of Medicine celebrates Match Day 2018

College of Medicine celebrates Match Day 2018

Match Day is a day when dreams come true and emotions run high. It is the day medical students nationwide […]

Why it’s OK to cheat on your diet

Why it’s OK to cheat on your diet

How are you doing on that New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Have you given in to temptation and strayed […]

College of Medicine awarded full accreditation  for maximum term

College of Medicine awarded full accreditation for maximum term

  Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) has been awarded full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) […]

Can you die of a broken heart?

Can you die of a broken heart?

Throughout the ages, art, architecture, music and literature have often been inspired by the broken-hearted. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, […]

Cold or Flu: How can you tell the difference?

Cold or Flu: How can you tell the difference?

The flu and the common cold are similar in many ways, but they are caused by different viruses, and it […]

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Flu season worsens, doctors urge vaccinations

It’s official, this year’s flu season is a bad one, and it’s not over. But there’s still time for you […]

Facts women and men should know about cervical cancer

Facts women and men should know about cervical cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month and the message from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention is that “no […]