Articles by: Ileana Varela

Matchmaking at Match Day ceremony

Matchmaking at Match Day ceremony

Match Day is when graduating medical students nationwide find out the residency programs they have “matched” into to continue their […]

The white coat is still too small for Patrick Quade's 6'8" frame.

Medical student is one of South Florida’s ‘Dream Men’

It was a request Patrick Quade, a second-year medical student, says he couldn’t refuse. One of the coordinators at the […]

HWCOM medical students who will be going on the Haiti medical mission trip

Haitian med students plan spring break medical mission trip to Haiti

Spring break is generally associated with vacationing  in a tropical, picturesque playground, but a group of FIU medical students will […]

Dr. Edilberto Alvarez on Graduation Day 2014

Four FIU grads finalists for HYPE Miami Awards

The HYPE Miami Awards presented annually by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce recognize up-and-coming young professionals who have demonstrated […]

Dr. Marty, in protective gear, transporting suspected case to Ebola ward in Nigeria.

Ebola fighting doc named one of 10 outstanding women leaders

March is Women’s History Month and it kicks off with an event honoring some of the most influential women in […]

The wait is over (for some): College of Medicine scores record six early residency matches

The wait is over (for some): College of Medicine scores record six early residency matches

On what’s known as Match Day, medical students from across the country find out where they’ll spend their residencies. This year, […]

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FIU hosts anthropological conference on “Health Disparities in Aging”

FIU hosts anthropological conference on “Health Disparities in Aging”

Health differences and inequities in the elderly worldwide depend on many factors. These include a person’s race, ethnic group, gender, […]

Love Bugs: A kiss is NOT just a kiss

Love Bugs: A kiss is NOT just a kiss

You must remember this; a kiss is NOT just a kiss, because the fundamentals of microbiology apply. “The human mouth […]

CDC image of skin ulcer due to leishmaniasis.

College of Medicine associate professor’s 25-year love affair with a parasite

It’s not your ordinary Valentine’s Day story. The words passion and parasites don’t usually go together, but Rita Mukhopadhyay, associate professor […]

International bioethics think tank appoints associate professor to board of directors

International bioethics think tank appoints associate professor to board of directors

Go ahead, ask any little girl you know what she wants to do when she grows up. Bet you anything, […]

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 […]