Articles by: Ileana Varela

Rotary Club of Miami awards record number of scholarships to FIU medical students

Rotary Club of Miami awards record number of scholarships to FIU medical students

In 2009, the Rotary Club of Miami awarded its Thomas Brown McClelland Trust Scholarship to a single FIU medical student. […]

Medical students ‘call’ on lawmakers not to repeal Affordable Care Act

Medical students ‘call’ on lawmakers not to repeal Affordable Care Act

A group of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) students spent their lunchtime Monday on the phone. They were calling […]

Cervical cancer rates much higher than we thought

Cervical cancer rates much higher than we thought

Women’s risk of dying from cervical cancer may be much higher than previously thought, according to a new study; the numbers are […]

What you need to know about preventing cervical cancer

What you need to know about preventing cervical cancer

January is cervical cancer awareness month. Every year more than 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer, and […]

5 easy tips to get back in shape after the holidays

5 easy tips to get back in shape after the holidays

The holidays are history, but you’ll still have the wonderful memories, and oh yes, that other reminder of the good […]

Book drive benefits NeighborhoodHELP families

Book drive benefits NeighborhoodHELP families

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll […]

It’s One Health Day. What does that mean?

It’s One Health Day. What does that mean?

Starting this year, Nov. 3 has been designated globally as One Health Day. Three leading international groups – the One […]

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FBI SWAT medics train at the College of Medicine

FBI SWAT medics train at the College of Medicine

Twenty FBI agents descended on the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and surrounded what looked like a lifeless body on […]

It’s flu season: 5 things you need to know about the flu and flu shots

It’s flu season: 5 things you need to know about the flu and flu shots

It creeps into Florida this time of the year, just as surely as the ghouls and goblins of Halloween, except […]

College of Medicine welcomes largest class at White Coat Ceremony

College of Medicine welcomes largest class at White Coat Ceremony

How many people does it take to put on a white coat? Three. That’s how many executive associate deans are […]

Student Voices: Medical student is ‘Blindsided’

Student Voices: Medical student is ‘Blindsided’

Student Voices is an occasional series featuring first-person essays from our students. This is the first post in the series. […]

2016 OCRFA Annual Conference.
Date: 07-09_2016
Location: Washington, DC
Caption:  OCRFA Annual Conference Awards

Professor receives prestigious award for ovarian cancer research

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance has honored Jeff Boyd, chair of the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics and […]

Doctor returns to Africa: Why the fight against Ebola is not over

Doctor returns to Africa: Why the fight against Ebola is not over

Ebola has faded from the headlines. It has taken a back seat to Zika, the latest terrible disease making news […]

Patient receives NeighborhoodHELP Community Teaching Award

Patient receives NeighborhoodHELP Community Teaching Award

On Saturday, May 7, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine gave out 108 medical degrees and a medal to a […]

FIU researchers propose cheap, simple test to diagnose and monitor Alzheimer’s

FIU researchers propose cheap, simple test to diagnose and monitor Alzheimer’s

Small, sensitive biosensors could help doctors deliver personalized care, even in developing countries. A portable biosensor that could show how […]