Science & Health

HWCOM PA Class of 2019 poses with their newly donned white coats.

Physician assistant program running at full capacity as profession grows

For the first time since accepting its inaugural class, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Master in Physician Assistant Studies […]

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Repairs under way after Irma batters Aquarius

Repairs under way after Irma batters Aquarius

The FIU Aquarius Reef Base has been sidelined by Hurricane Irma, but the world’s only underwater research laboratory should be […]

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Grad featured as example of successful medical school applicant

Grad featured as example of successful medical school applicant

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently launched the Anatomy of an Applicant website “to help in better understanding how to […]

FIU’s Stempel College to build health disparities research center with $13.1 million grant

FIU’s Stempel College to build health disparities research center with $13.1 million grant

FIU is building Florida’s first Health Disparities Research Center at a Minority Institution (RCMI) with a $13.1 million grant from […]

Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint

Belize to create world’s first ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint

The government of Belize today announced the establishment of the first-ever nationwide ray sanctuary, motivated, in part, by data from […]

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Medicine as social work: an FIU medical school grad’s perspective

Medicine as social work: an FIU medical school grad’s perspective

Katharine Lawrence, M.D., MPH, is a 2016 graduate of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. She is currently a second-year […]

Department of Defense eyes students for jobs

Department of Defense eyes students for jobs

The Department of Defense (DoD) is looking for a few good men and women — especially minorities — to fill […]

New discovery helps authorities track origin of heroin

New discovery helps authorities track origin of heroin

Researchers at the FIU International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have zeroed in on a unique component of heroin that could pinpoint where […]

Social work students offer a listening ear to hurricane evacuees

Social work students offer a listening ear to hurricane evacuees

It’s not every day that students can put their training to immediate use on campus, but social work majors had […]

FIU to collaborate on health breakthroughs through NSF Engineering Research Centers

FIU to collaborate on health breakthroughs through NSF Engineering Research Centers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million total to create four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to […]

Downed trees not necessarily a lost cause

Downed trees not necessarily a lost cause

Among the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma last week, many downed trees and uprooted plants were left in the storm’s […]

Testing bridges for safety after major hurricanes like Irma

Testing bridges for safety after major hurricanes like Irma

After Hurricane Irma hit, there was a major concern about South Florida’s bridges, mainly the ones in the Florida Keys. […]

Your kids weathered the storm, now what?

Your kids weathered the storm, now what?

Psychologist offers tips to help children cope with aftermath of Hurricane Irma Families are slowly trying to return to normalcy […]

Preparing for a storm: Health risks you need to know

Preparing for a storm: Health risks you need to know

Hurricane Irma has reached “monster storm” status. As people continue to prepare for the storm, the health risks these storms can […]

FIU researcher honored for study of DNA and male infertility

FIU researcher honored for study of DNA and male infertility

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is honoring FIU researcher Helen Tempest with its 2017 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks […]