Articles by: Ileana Varela

5 things you need to know about the Chikungunya virus

5 things you need to know about the Chikungunya virus

It’s no secret that mosquitos are a huge headache for residents in South Florida. But what appears to be a […]

College of Medicine students join prestigious medical honor society

College of Medicine students join prestigious medical honor society

A group of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine students joined a club so prestigious it includes more than fifty Nobel […]

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With Africa Cup of Nations due to start, Marty travels to Equatorial Guinea to help prevent Ebola spread

With Africa Cup of Nations due to start, Marty travels to Equatorial Guinea to help prevent Ebola spread

A famous footballer once called soccer a matter of life and death, only more important. He was joking, of course, […]

Two FIU medical students, one joint New Year’s resolution that could save millions of lives

Two FIU medical students, one joint New Year’s resolution that could save millions of lives

Losing weight. Quitting smoking. Saving money. These are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. But Elise Gershman and Michael […]

College of Medicine professor named AAAS Fellow

College of Medicine professor named AAAS Fellow

Barry Rosen, Ph.D., associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and distinguished professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, has […]

NYT bestselling author visits HWCOM to talk about Alzheimer’s

NYT bestselling author visits HWCOM to talk about Alzheimer’s

  New York Times bestselling author Meryl Comer  visited the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Oct. 31 for a […]

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FIU College of Medicine launches TV show

FIU College of Medicine launches TV show

The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU HWCOM) has launched a local health television show, For Your Health. The […]

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Dr. Herbert Wertheim, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg, Class of 2014 grad Dr. Hanadys Ale, and HWCOM Dean John A. Rock, M.D., pose for a photo on inaugural graduation day

HWCOM named one of Top 10 medical schools for Hispanics

The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) has been rated among the top 10 medical schools in the country […]

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College of Medicine welcomes new class

On August 8, 2014, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine welcomed its Class of 2018 at the annual White Coat […]

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How to avoid mosquito bites

How to avoid mosquito bites

Health officials have confirmed the state’s first locally acquired case of dengue fever this year in Miami-Dade County. They say […]

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Outbreak: High school students play disease detectives at FIU College of Medicine

Outbreak: High school students play disease detectives at FIU College of Medicine

They had a script with a catchy title, Outbreak, and a plot worthy of a Hollywood movie: hundreds of South […]

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Dr. Greer to receive National Jefferson Award, America’s highest honor for public service

Dr. Greer to receive National Jefferson Award, America’s highest honor for public service

Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer, Jr., associate dean for Community Engagement at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM), will soon […]

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College of Medicine hosts “Doctors of Tomorrow”

College of Medicine hosts “Doctors of Tomorrow”

Two years ago, Alyssa Cartwright witnessed a horrible motorcycle accident. A bike hit a pole. She stopped to help, but […]

Researchers named medical school’s first Distinguished Professors

Researchers named medical school’s first Distinguished Professors

Two professors in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine have been named Distinguished Professors by the FIU Office of the […]

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Florida’s first liver transplant recipient elected to national organ sharing network

Florida’s first liver transplant recipient elected to national organ sharing network

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine alumna Trine Engebretsen, M.D. has been elected to the board of directors of UNOS, the United […]