Science & Health

Young women: Breast cancer doesn’t care how old you are

Young women: Breast cancer doesn’t care how old you are

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]

FIU botanist Oscar Valverde-Barrantes assists with recovery efforts at The Kampong in Coconut Grove, Fla.

Recovery, research continues at botanical garden thrashed by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma showed FIU botanist Oscar Valverde-Barrantes something he does not often get to see. All across The Kampong, trees […]

Medical students meet the philanthropists funding their tuition

Medical students meet the philanthropists funding their tuition

Just outside the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, a photographer counts down “3..2…1..” and a group of medical students smile […]

Girls in STEM: How words can change it all

Girls in STEM: How words can change it all

The gender gap in STEM can start when children are just learning to speak – the words parents choose to […]

Transportation leaders visit FIU’s federally designated research facilities

Transportation leaders visit FIU’s federally designated research facilities

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart made a stop last week at the College […]

Extinction looms for two rare birds after devastating hurricanes

Extinction looms for two rare birds after devastating hurricanes

Conservationists race to save remaining populations Conservation biologist Paul Reillo is torn between two worlds in the aftermath of Hurricanes […]

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FIU's Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab.

CyberCorps pays for students’ education, gives them job opportunities

Leonardo Babun can’t wait to face challenging cybersecurity projects once he graduates. And thanks to a new scholarship-for-service program that […]

Can adults develop ADHD? Research says probably not

Can adults develop ADHD? Research says probably not

Adults likely do not develop ADHD, according to new research by FIU clinical psychologist Margaret Sibley. More than 80 percent […]

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 […]