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HWCOM announces 2016 Pilot Project Grants, 2/24/17

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2016 Pilot Project Grants to faculty researchers.


HWCOM awarded $1.9 million to study Zika, 2/6/17


HWCOM In the News - January 2017, 2/1/17


HWCOM Recognized for Innovation in Graduate Medical Education, 1/26/17


HWCOM In the News - December 2016, 1/9/17


Inaugural RISE Awards winners are announced, 12/21/16


Dr. Cheryl Holder receives FIU Medallion for Distinguished Community Service, 12/16/16


HWCOM awards first Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, 12/15/16


HWCOM In the News - November 2016, 12/8/16


HWCOM In the News - October 2016, 11/3/16


HWCOM In the News - September 2016, 10/3/16


International trip emphasizes value of compassion in medicine, 9/23/16


Medical student returns from mission trip to Guatemala, 8/3/16


WHITE COAT CEREMONY Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Class of 20/20, 8/12/16


HWCOM In the News – August 2016, 9/8/16


Dr. Rebecca Toonkel to be honored for Excellence in Teaching, 7/21/16


HWCOM In the News – July 2016, 8/2/16


Professor receives prestigious award for ovarian cancer research, 7/14/16


First FIU Family Medicine Residency Program at West Kendall Baptist Hospital graduates, 7/8/16


HWCOM In the News – June 2016, 6/30/16


Doctor returns to Africa: Why the fight against Ebola is not over, 7/14/16


College of Medicine earns international honor for social responsibility, 6/27/16


HWCOM In The News May / 2016, 6/2/16


Haimes wins Kemper Award, 5/19/16


Congratulation 2016 graduates! Patient receives NeighborhoodHELP Community Teaching Award, 7/27/16


HWCOM launches inaugural Florida Medical Student Research Journal, holds annual awards ceremony, 5/9/16


Family medicine: Three dynamic siblings attend HWCOM, 6/2/16


Congratulations to our new grads: the HWCOM Class of 2015, 5/6/15


HWCOM In The News April/2016, 5/4/16


Sapphire Gala celebrates HWCOM’s 10th Anniversary, raises over $1 million , 4/22/16


HWCOM Faculty chosen as 2015 FIU Top Scholars, 4/21/16


HWCOM In The News March / 2016, 4/5/16


HWCOM In The News February/2016, 3/3/16


HWCOM In The News January/2016, 3/3/16


HWCOM In the News / December 2015, 1/6/16


HWCOM In the News / November 2015, 12/2/15


HWCOM In The News / October 2015, 11/2/15


Dr. Madhavan Nair to receive prestigious Hind Rattan Award, 10/20/15


HWCOM Professor Eugenio Rothe, M.D., chosen as one of Best Doctors in America, 10/5/15


HWCOM In The News /September 2015, 10/5/15


Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine shines at 2015 Faculty Convocation Awards, 10/2/15


Dr. Eneida Roldan named CEO of FIU Health, 9/29/15


HWCOM names new chair for the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, 9/30/15


College of Medicine Faculty to be honored at FIU 50th Anniversary Faculty Convocation Awards Ceremony, 9/24/15


New Associate Dean for Curriculum and Medical Education at HWCOM, 9/18/15


Did childhood photo foretell medical student’s future?, 9/22/15


HWCOM In The News /August 2015, 9/3/15


HWCOM In The News/July 2015, 8/4/15


Two College of Medicine Assistant Professors to be honored with Faculty Awards for Excellence, 7/29/15


HWCOM In the News/ June 2015, 7/7/15


Dr. Greer named chair of new HWCOM department, 6/3/15


Dr. Chad Perlyn to head Plastic Surgery Society, 6/3/15


HWCOM IN THE NEWS May 2015, 6/3/15


HWCOM In the News/April 2015, 5/11/15


Dr. Aileen Marty co-authors paper: The Intersection of Law, Religion, and Infectious Disease on the Handling and Disposition of Human Remains, 5/5/15

Ebola is stronger than death. Even after killing its victim, the virus is alive and dangerous. People who die of Ebola have very high levels of the virus on their skin and bodily fluids.


College of Medicine Assistant Professor wins Innovation in Academia Award for Science and Technology, 4/23/15

Helen Tempest, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics is about to receive an award that honors her scientific work and her roots.


HWCOM In The News/March 2015, 4/24/15


HWCOM In The News / January 2014, 2/26/14


HWCOM In The News / February 2014, 2/27/14


Luther Brewster, Ph.D., elected to Health Foundation Board, 3/7/14


FIU Health expands in South Florida, 3/7/14


Workshop Teaches that Teamwork can Improve Patient Care, 3/10/14

The Institute of Medicine estimates that every year up to 100,000 people die and 1 million are injured in U.S. hospitals because of medical error.


FIU Health CEO honored as 2014 AXA Advisors Bussinesswoman of the Year in Health Care, 3/13/14


College of Medicine Grad/Transplant Recipient elected to National Organ Sharing Network, 3/18/14

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine graduate, Trine Engerbretsen, M.D., has been elected to the Board of Directors of UNOS, the United Network for Organ Sharing.


Dr. Vivian Obeso Recognized as a Distinguished Alumna, 3/24/14


HWCOM In The News / March 2014, 4/4/14


James Benenati, M.D., HWCOM clinical professor to deliver opening address at largest national meeting of interventional radiologists, 3/24/14

James Benenati, M.D., clinical professor at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, has received the honor of delivering the opening talk at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 39th Annual Scientific Meeting March 22-27 in San Diego.


Emotions Run High at 2014 Match Day Ceremony, 4/23/14

Yilien Alonso had predicted she would get teary-eyed at the 2014 Match Day Ceremony. She was right.


College of Medicine Hosts “Doctors of Tomorrow”, 6/9/14


2014 Education Awards, 4/29/14


Jinny Gunn, M.D., Worlds Ahead Graduate, 4/30/14


HWCOM In The News / April 2014, 5/5/14


Wayne Brackin, COO and EVP of Baptist Health South Florida, Named Grassroots Champion, 5/7/14


Georg Petroianu, M.D., inducted into Academy of Pharmacology Educators of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 5/13/14


Confetti, Bagpipes, and Words of Wisdom: A Long Day’s Journey to Graduation, 5/15/14


Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer to receive National Jefferson Award America’s highest honor for public service, 6/10/14

Pedro “Joe” Greer, Jr., M.D., Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM), will soon join a “Who’s Who” of American history makers to have been honored with the Jefferson Award.


HWCOM In The News / May 2014, 6/17/14


Dr. Juan Acuña Tapped to Head New HWCOM Department, 7/18/14


Dr. Sheldon Cherry, New Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, 7/18/14


HWCOM Names new Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 7/18/14


New CEO Appointed at FIU Health, 7/18/14


Susan Jay appointed new head of Development for HWCOM, 7/21/14


HWCOM In The News / June 2014, 8/4/14


FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine receives full accreditation, 2/7/13

MIAMI (Feb. 7, 2013) – FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has been granted full accreditation, fulfilling a promise university leaders made to build a public medical school in Miami committed to training a new generation of physicians.


Matchmaking Match Day at HWCOM, 3/30/15

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


HWCOM In The News/January 2015, 4/8/15


Haitian med students plan spring break medical mission trip to Haiti, 3/16/15

Spring break is generally associated with heavy drinking and hard partying in some tropical picturesque playground, but a group of FIU medical students will be spending it working among the neediest people, in the poorest country in the hemisphere.


Two HWCOM professors are finalists for Health Care Heroes Awards, 3/16/15


HWCOM In The News February 2015, 3/9/15


World renown bioethics think tank appoints College of Medicine associate professor to board of directors , 2/9/15


Dr. Rita Mukhopadhyay’s 25-year love affair with parasitic research, 2/12/15


Ebola fighting doc named one of ten outstanding women leaders, 2/26/15

March is Women’s History Month and it kicks off with an event honoring some of the most influential women in South Florida, including Dr. Aileen Marty, professor of infectious diseases at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.


HWCOM In The News / November-December 2014, 1/7/15


Dr. Aileen Marty returns to Africa to prevent Ebola spread, 1/21/15

A famous footballer once called soccer a matter of life and death, only much more important. He was joking, of course; however for a country not far from where Ebola is still raging out of control, hosting Africa’s largest soccer tournament is serious business.


FIU doctors join South Florida firefighters and hospitals in effort to save stroke victims’ lives, 8/1/12

Doctors from the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU are teaming up with fire rescue departments and hospitals in Miami-Dade County to help prevent deaths from strokes.


College of Medicine students join prestigious medical honor society, 1/21/15

A group of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine students joined a club so prestigious it includes more than fifty Nobel Prize winners.


Dr. Jeremy Chambers’ lab featured in LI-COR Biosciences , 1/29/15


Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D. named chair of new Department of Neuroscience, 1/3/14

Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D., has been named chairman of the Department of Neuroscience for the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine


HWCOM Announces 2015 Pilot Project Grants, 12/10/14

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2015 Pilot Project Grants to faculty researchers.


FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Launches Hospitalist Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital, 11/1/13

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is expanding its relationship with Jackson Health System by launching a hospitalist program at Jackson Memorial Hospital.


Dr. Chambers Awarded $25K for Ovarian Cancer Research, 11/3/14

H.O.W. (Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper) has awarded Jeremy Chambers, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, a $25,000 grant to support research that aims to develop personalized chemotherapeutic strategies and to minimize exposure to these toxic drugs. By using strategies to characterize individual patient tumors, Chambers and his group plan to find new chemicals to improve health outcomes for ovarian cancer patients.


Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology receives Provost Research Excellence Award, 11/5/14

The HWCOM’s Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology has been honored with the Provost Research Excellence Award. The award, recently created by the Provost to engage the FIU community and recognize faculty with research excellence, is given out during Panther football home games.


HWCOM Ebola Expert Visits White House, 11/3/14

Aileen M. Marty, M.D., professor of infectious diseases at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, attended several meetings at the White House last week, including one with President Barack Obama who met with healthcare workers who responded to the Ebola crisis and have returned from West Africa.


Dr. Cheryl Holder named one of South Florida’s Top Black Educational Leaders of 2014, 11/9/14

Legacy Miami Magazine has named HWCOM Assistant Professor Cheryl Holder, M.D., one of South Florida’s Top Black Educational Leaders of 2014.


Back from Africa: Dr. Aileen Marty reflects on her experiences battling Ebola in Nigeria , 11/13/14

They call Nigeria “The Giant of Africa”. With nearly 174-million inhabitants, it is Africa’s most populous country. An outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria was bad enough; should it get out of control, it would be disastrous. FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Professor Dr. Aileen Marty was called on by the World Health Organization to help contain the outbreak…


Professor Kalai Mathee receives Passion in Science Award, 11/14/14

HWCOM Professor Kalai Mathee, Ph.D., is one of the 15 recipients of the inaugural “Passion in Science” awards, funded by New England Biolabs to recognize scientists for inspirational work that crosses into the arts, humanitarian service, environmental stewardship, and scientific leadership.


Dr. Christine (Matthews) Dalton Passes Away, 11/18/14

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Dr. Christine (Matthews) Dalton, who lost her courageous battle with cancer on November 13, 2014. Christine was a member of our HWCOM inaugural class, graduating in 2013 with plans to pursue residency in family medicine.


HWCOM In The News / September 2014, 11/18/14


HWCOM In The News / October 2014, 11/20/14


2014 Sapphire Celebration Gala: “White Coats & Dreams”, 11/20/14

The Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) held its second Sapphire Celebration Gala on Saturday, November 1, at the Trump National Doral Miami, in support of the physicians of tomorrow.


Dr. Barry Rosen named AAAS Fellow, 11/24/14

Barry Rosen, Ph.D., associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and distinguished professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, has been awarded the distinction of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


HWCOM Launches Its Strategic Plan for 2015 – 2020 , 10/7/14

Dear Friends, In 2007, as founding dean of the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, I was tasked with implementing our first strategic goal to establish a world-class medical college. The resulting 2010–2015 strategic plan focused on improving health care in South Florida and solidifying relationships with partners in our community


NeighborhoodHelp Launches New Mobile Mammography Center, 10/3/14


Strategic Plan Executive Summary Video, 10/26/14

Strategic Plan Executive Summary


Strategic Plan Executive Summary, 10/26/14

Strategic Plan Infographic


HWCOM In The News / August 2014, 10/2/14


A “first” at the College of Medicine’s fifth White Coat Ceremony, 8/15/13

Something happened at this year’s White Coat Ceremony that had never happened before. As he has every year since welcoming the inaugural class, Founding Dean Dr. John A. Rock led the incoming students in reading the Medical Student Oath.


HWCOM doctor tapped to combat Ebola outbreak, 8/8/14

Like a firefighter ready to rush into a burning building at a moment’s call, Dr. Aileen Marty waits, ready to answer the call that would take her into one of the hot beds of the current Ebola outbreak.


“Outbreak”: High School Students Play Disease Detectives at FIU College of Medicine, 7/3/14

They had a script with a catchy title, Outbreak, and a plot worthy of a Hollywood movie.


GFF NeighborhoodHELP™ honored by Florida Blue for improving health care system, 5/5/14


HWCOM Researchers named “Distinguished Professors”, 5/14/14

Two professors of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine have been honored by the FIU Office of the Provost with the title of Distinguished Professor, the highest honor bestowed by the University to Professors of the medical school, and the firsts for the college.


FIU Health announces new outpatient center for the Miami-Dade community, 2/17/14

FIU Health announced Friday, February 14, its plans to build a new 36,000 square foot Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) on the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus.


Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Voted One of the Most Beautiful Medical Schools in the U.S., 9/3/13


FIU Health launching a comprehensive health care program for adults with autism, 4/23/14


New technique to deliver life-saving drugs to the brain, 4/17/13

In a study published in the April 16 issue of Nature Communications, researchers from Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine describe a revolutionary technique they have developed that can deliver and fully release the anti-HIV drug AZTTP into the brain.


News Coverage of the Class of 2013 Graduation, 5/9/13


Governor Scott Presents Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer, Jr. with Great Floridian Award, 8/8/13

He’s been called a great doctor, a great humanitarian, an all-around great guy, and now you can officially call Dr. Pedro Jose Greer, Jr., a “Great Floridian”, even though he’d be the first to tell you, he’d rather just be called “Joe”.


Governor names Dr. Pedro Greer a “Great Floridian”, 4/25/13

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the 2013 class of Great Floridians, a prestigious group of men and women who have made significant contributions to the progress and prosperity of Florida.


Miami-Dade Commission Honors HWCOM Class of 2013, 4/24/13

The Miami-Dade County Commission has honored the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and its inaugural class with a special Proclamation and individual Certificates of Congratulations for each of the 33 graduates.


We’re on the Radio!, 1/17/13

The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and Univision Radio are joining forces to launch a Spanish language radio program beginning January 20.


“A Doctor, an Officer, and a Gentleman”, 3/13/13

Medical Student Receives Award for Professionalism.


Match Day - Friday, March 15, 2013, 3/13/13

It will be a day of overflowing emotions, significant anxiety and great joy; a day to remember.


Happy Valentine's Day: How the Heart became the Symbol of Love., 2/13/13

An interview with a 2,000 year-old cardiologist, as dreamed by Dr. Sheldon Cherry.


HWCOM Welcomes Class of 2016 at White Coat Ceremony, 8/10/12

For some wearing the white coat has been a lifelong dream, for others it has been their family’s dream; for one student, the dream is to trade one white coat for another.


HWCOM Researcher Helps Identify A New Drug Target to Prevent Tissue Damage from Heart Attacks, 1/8/13

Dr. Jeremy W. Chambers, assistant professor of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, was the first author investigator on a recent study investigating how heart cell (cardiomyocyte) death occurs in cell and animal models of heart attack.


Dr. Rosen’s Arsenic in Rice Research among Best Stories of 2012, 1/9/13

FIU News has named Barry P. Rosen’s research on arsenic in rice as one of its best stories of 2012.


HWCOM Scientist Part of Team that Uncovers Mechanism of Neuron Loss in Parkinson’s Disease, 11/28/12

Jeremy Chambers, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, was the first author of a study investigating neuronal cell death in Parkinson’s disease. The study examined how cellular communication within nerve cells (neurons) resulted in the malfunction of the cellular powerhouses known as mitochondria.


Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine Named to Major Post, 12/5/12

Luis E. Raez, MD, FACP, FCCP, MACSG, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has been named Medical Director of The Memorial Cancer Institute (MCI), part of Memorial Health Care System (MHS). He also serves as Oncology Research Director and the Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program for MHS, the fifth largest public health care system in the country with 1,800 beds and 1,200 doctors covering six hospitals in Broward County.


AAMC Ad Addresses the Physician Shortage, 10/23/12

The Association of American Medical Colleges ran a physician shortage ad in conjunction with the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates in Florida, Colorado, Kentucky, and New York.


HWCOM Receives $250,000 Gift from Esman Foundation, 11/19/12

The Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation has donated $250,000 to the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) at FIU. In recognition of this philanthropic investment, the College has named the Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation Operating Room in the Albert and Debbie Tano Medical Simulation Center.


HWCOM Student Wins Award for Professionalism in Medicine, 10/15/12

Those who know Michael Hann are not one bit surprised that the fourth year medical student has won an award for his professionalism, integrity and compassion.


Mammography aRt Initiative A Huge Success , 10/9/12

Eighty medically underserved South Florida women will be getting mammograms this fall courtesy of a group of FIU medical students and their friends.


FIU Health Launches Panther Care Advantage, 10/2/12

There’s a new advantage to being a Panther alumni. It’s called the “Panther Care Advantage Program”.


Mammography aRt Initiative A Service Learning Project by the Radiology Interest Group, 9/25/12

It all started with a kid watching TV. Robb Guido, a second year medical student at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, was 10 when he saw a news story on the importance of mammograms. He went to the two women in his family, his mom, Nancy, and an elderly aunt, and insisted; no, pestered them, until they had the procedure done.


FIU Doc Honored as one of South Florida's Most Influential Business Women, 9/21/12

Dr. Yolangel “Yogi” Hernandez Suarez, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, has been honored by the South Florida Business Journal as one of South Florida’s most Influential Business Women of 2012.


HWCOM joins National Association of Medical Minority Educators, 9/20/12

As part of its Diversity Policy, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine aims to increase the numbers of “racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession” among HWCOM students, faculty, and staff.


FIU Health Travel Medicine Program, 8/29/12

Rabies in India, cholera in the Caribbean, Ebola in Uganda, measles in Ukraine, and dengue fever in too many places to list; makes you want to unpack your bags and stay home, but there is no need to cancel your travel plans. The trick is to see your travel medicine doctor before you go anywhere.


Radiology Meets Art, 8/22/12

The goal of the Mammography aRt Initiative (MRI) is to raise money to pay for mammograms for 80 low-income women in the Miami area.


HWCOM Student’s Writing Featured in Magazine, 8/13/12

LeAnn Shannon, a second year medical student at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, just had an article published in the Florida College of Emergency Physicians’ quarterly publication, EMpulse.


Dr. Raul Tano relocates his practice to FIU Health, 8/10/12

Dr. Raul I. Tano has to drive a little farther to get to work these days, but he doesn’t mind. “I like teaching, and I thought this was a great arena to practice medicine the old fashion way,” says Tano, a Key Biscayne resident who for more than 20 years maintained a private practice at nearby Mercy Hospital.


Former Public Health Trust executive appointed assistant dean at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, 8/10/12

Dr. Eneida Roldan has been appointed assistant dean for student affairs at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.


Orientation Kicks off for 2016, 8/8/12

Orientation week kicked off bright an early Monday morning for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Class of 2016.


The judges have spoken, 8/2/12

Here are the winners of the “Sharing our Voices: Narritives from the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ Program” contest.


Medical students reflect on NeighborhoodHELP in essay contest, 8/1/12

And the Winner Is... A seldom used verb from a dead language, is now bringing to life the experiences of students at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.


FIU Health opens its doors to South Florida community, 4/11/12

Physicians with the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University are now available to see patients through FIU Health, a unified system that provides access to world-class care.


Second Annual Benefit Dinner Raises More Than $400,000 for Student Scholarships, 3/25/12

The College of Medicine held its Second Annual Benefit Dinner on Friday, November 4th at the Biltmore Hotel and raised more than $400,000 for student scholarships.


Two FIU HWCOM Students Receive Prestigious Dr. Robert C. Knapp Medical Student Award, 3/25/12

Jinny Gunn and Heather Miller, students at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, were two of the five students who received this prestigious award.


Medical Mission to the Dominican Republic, 3/25/12

This summer Robert Bilbao, Jinny Gunn and Heather Mills traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of a medical mission of 10 medical students from across the country.


FIU Wertheim College of Medicine receives provisional accreditation, 3/29/12

“Provisional accreditation means that our college meets national standards for structure, function and performance,” said Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Dean John Rock. “It also is recognition of the tremendous work our faculty and staff, along with our clinical and community partners, have done in building our successful new medical school.”


FIU med school featured on NPR, 3/29/12

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s innovative approach to medical education received national exposure Wednesday, Jan. 5, when National Public Radio (NPR) featured the medical school’s Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP initiative on its Morning Edition radio show that is broadcast to a national audience.


America Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, 10/29/12

The AAMC has unveiled a new infographic that demonstrates the unique role the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals play in the health care system. The graphic includes quick facts and statistics that underscore the role of academic medicine in educating and training tomorrow’s doctors, conducting pioneering research to discover new treatments and cures, and improving patient care


HWCOM Participates in 2012 Arthritis Walk, 11/7/12

FIU Coach Turtle Thomas stepped up to the plate to lead a team of 500 walkers raise money to fight Arthritis, and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine was well represented at the 2012 Arthritis Walk.


Orlando Health to cut record number of jobs to save money, 11/20/12

The Orlando Sentinel reports this week that “for the first time in its nearly 100-year history, Orlando Health is reducing its workforce by up to 400 positions starting immediately’”.


HWCOM Elves Show Their Holiday Spirit, 11/29/12

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine elves have been busy decorating for the holiday season. Among their creations are the “Frosty the Iceboxman” in the ACH II, sixth floor lounge, and the Dean’s Office lobby decorations.


HIV Reservoirs in the brain: Can it be cured?”, 12/10/12

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is proud to host the lecture, “HIV Reservoirs in the brain: Can it be cured?” featuring noted physician-scientist Avindra Nath, MD, of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Nath is internationally recognized for his contributions to elucidating HIV pathogenesis in the central nervous system.


Anderson Panther Community Holiday Spirit, 12/11/12

Not to be outdone by the elves from the Dean’s Office, Aray Rivera, head elf of the Anderson Panther Community has gotten the holiday decorating bug in a big way.


HWCOM Clinical Professor Named CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group, 12/11/12

Jack Ziffer, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor of Radiology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, has been named the first CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group, which includes more than 120 physicians who serve the Baptist Health South Florida hospital system and clinics.


HWCOM Medical Students Spend Their Thanksgiving in Haiti, 12/12/12

While millions of Americans were preparing to sit around the table to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with family and friends, HWCOM medical students had different plans. On Wednesday, November 21, 11 medical students and one undergraduate student boarded a plane to Haiti.


Three Free Financial Resources for Medical Students , 12/12/12

As the end of the year nears, fourth year medical students are reminded that graduation is only a couple of months away. They’ll soon be given the title, MD, a designation that comes with great responsibility: social, ethical, and an important topic that is at times overlooked, fiscal. The American Medical Student Association estimates that over 86% of graduates carry educational debt, so it’s no surprise our students are interested in learning more about how to handle their finances.


Local Families Get More Than Gifts This Holiday Season, 12/12/12

Every year millions of children look forward to receiving holiday gifts, so sometimes Santa needs a little extra help fulfilling all of those holiday wishes. For the second year in a row, he’s getting help from one of HWCOM’s Panther Communities.


HWCOM Scientist Part of Team that Uncovers Mechanism of Neuron Loss in Parkinson’s Disease, 12/12/12

Jeremy Chambers, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, was the lead author of a study investigating neuronal cell death in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The study examined how cellular communication within nerve cells (neurons) resulted in the malfunction of the cellular powerhouses known as mitochondria. The findings could help pave the way for a new class of drugs against Parkinson’s, a chronic and progressive movement disorder resulting from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.


FIU Health Implements Electronic Medical Records , 12/12/12

Do you know the names and dosages of all of the medications you are taking? past and current medical problems and surgeries? dates of vaccinations? These are some of the common questions patients are asked when seeking health care. It can be challenging to remember the answers to all these questions, especially when you are not feeling well.


Medical Mentoring Leadership Program Impacts Students , 12/12/12

Earlier this month, almost 40 Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine students sat in room 170 in AHC2, waiting for Dr. Paul Koenigsberg, a successful radiologist and HWCOM Clinical Professor, to speak on medical malpractice from a doctor’s perspective. Among these attendees was, Jeffrey Savin, a first-year medical student and Dr. Koenigsberg’s mentee in the college’s Medical Mentoring Leadership Program (MMLP).


How to Live to be 100 and Like It!, 12/12/12

SINCE 1900, the life expectancy of Americans has jumped from 47 years to just shy of 80 years. This surge comes mostly from improved hygiene and nutrition, early diagnosis and better laboratory indicators. The aging process is a result of unregulated systemic inflammation resulting from the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines that have been shown to exacerbate neurological and cardiovascular disease and shorten the nominal longevity of humans.


CDC Predicts Bad Flu Season: Brace Yourself or Protect Yourself, 12/13/12

It looks like it's shaping up to be a bad flu season, but only time will tell," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The last time a conventional flu season started this early was the winter of 2003-04. It turned out to be one of the most lethal seasons in the past 35 years, with more than 48,000 deaths. The dominant type of flu back then was the same one seen this year.


Dr. Runowicz named one of America's Top Doctors, 12/27/12

Carolyn Runowicz, MD, Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, has again been named one of America’s Top Doctors. The prestigious guide published annually by Castle Connoly Medical Ltd. includes a peer screened list of the country’s top 1% of physicians in their field of specialty. Dr. Runowicz is a gynecologic oncologist.


First Personalized Nanomedicine Symposium at FIU, Miami, Florida, 1/10/13

The 1st NanoMedicine Symposium is the first of its kind high-level world conference held in Miami. The theme of the symposium will be “Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Personalized Medicine”.


“To Sleep or Not to Sleep, That Is the Question”, 1/16/13

There is, in fact, a wide range of sleep time that is considered "normal." While the average normal amount of sleep is around 7.5 hours per night, there are some people who do just fine on 5 hours per night, and some who require as much as 9 hours per night. The key is to find the right amount for you.


The High-Flying Dr. Mathee, 1/17/13

The holiday break was just what HWCOM Professor Kalai Mathee needed to get over the jet lag. In the last two months of 2012 the Founding Chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Diseases flew twice to her native Malaysia and back. That’s more than 40,000 miles and nearly four full days in flight.


4 Fitness Tips for the New Year, 1/17/13

The road to fitness can be tough. It’s only a few weeks into the new year, and yet many Americans have already broken their fitness resolutions. In fact, studies show that although almost two thirds of Americans that make New Year’s resolutions include fitness goals, approximately 80% don’t meet their objectives. With statistics like this, it is no wonder that many seek advice on how to stay on the right track.


Our First Match!, 1/17/13

Who says you can’t go home again! That’s exactly what Michael Hann plans to do when he graduates from medical school. He’s going back home to San Diego.


Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ to the Rescue, 1/18/13

It was a scene straight out of that old campy commercial from the 1980’s. Hoping to relieve her back pain, Ruth Triebwasser went to sleep on a recliner instead of her bed. Sometime during the night, she slid off the chair and could not get up.


MLK @ the Frost , 1/22/13

For the 22nd consecutive year, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King is being honored with an exhibition curated by Dr. Kalai Mathee, Founding Chair and Professor of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, 2/11/13

The address of chromosomes in the sperm cell may help predict fertility


FIU Health Adds New Faculty Group Practice in Broward, 2/18/13

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Faculty Group Practice continues to expand, adding convenience and benefits for our university community. For more than a year, FIU Health physicians and staff have been sharing their wealth of experience and commitment to providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to their patients at the Modesto Maidique Campus.


Sapphire Celebration Kick-Off Raises over $100,000, 2/22/13

On Friday, February 8, the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine hosted the Kick-Off of its 2013 Sapphire Celebration.


HWCOM Recognizes Voluntary Faculty, 2/26/13

It has often been said that it takes a village to raise a child; it is also true that it takes a community to create a doctor. With over 800 voluntary faculty members and counting, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is adeptly utilizing one of its greatest resources.


Senator Rene Garcia Speaks at Inaugural Business & Medicine Lecture, 2/26/13

The College’s Business & Medicine Interest Group hosted their inaugural lecture on Thursday, January 31.


HWCOM Hosts International Conference on Tropical Medicine, 2/27/13

The bad, the ugly, and the deadly. Some of the world’s most infamous viruses, parasites and bacteria emerged from under the microscope to take center stage at the 3rd annual International Conference on Tropical Medicine at Florida International University.


FIU’s First Personalized Nanomedicine Symposium explores future of medicine, 2/28/13

A specially designed vessel is released into the bloodstream to combat a blood clot, its mission to repair the damage and exit the body without harming any of the other organs and systems.


FIU’s first graduating medical school students all get residencies, 3/18/13


Perfect Match Day, 3/19/13

HWCOM inaugural class scores residencies for every student


New book on women in medical management features Dr. Eneida Roldan, 3/28/13

Dr. Eneida Roldan, assistant dean for student affairs; associate professor and co-academic director, professional strand, is one of 24 women physician executives who tell their stories in the new book, “Lessons Learned: Stories from Women in Medical Management”.


Renaissance Man, 3/29/13


Dissecting the works of great anatomists, 3/29/13

“Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist”, the largest exhibition ever of the Italian master’s studies of the human body was a huge hit last year at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. A similar exhibition opens this August in Scotland. There is even a “Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy” app for the iPad.


Dr. O’Leary honored with Distinguished Service Award, 4/8/13

The Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC), America’s largest regional organization for general surgeons, has honored Dr. J. Patrick O’Leary, assistant executive dean for clinical affairs, with its Distinguished Service Award.


FIU Health Expands Services to Broward County, 4/12/13

I am pleased to bring you news of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Faculty Group Practice’s continuing efforts to add convenience and benefits for our university community.


Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Susan G. Komen join forces for underserved women, 4/16/13

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure®Miami/Ft.Lauderdale Affiliate has awarded the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) a $10,000 grant to support the fight against breast cancer.


26 Students Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society, 4/26/13

On Wednesday, February 13th, Drs. Arnold and Sandra Gold, dedicated community leaders and philanthropists and colleagues at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City, joined us at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) to induct 26 students into our new chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), an international honor society that recognizes students, residents and physicians for "demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service."


Student Completes Two Week Rotation in Argentina, 4/26/13

Tanya Bogle, a graduating medical student from the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s inaugural Class of 2013, spent two weeks of her community medicine rotation at the Instituto Henry Moore in Buenos Aires, Argentina in late March.


Center of Excellence, 4/26/13


Inaugural Class Graduation, 5/1/13

Thirty-three young student pioneers and a miracle medical school made history on April 29, 2013 as the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine graduated its inaugural class.


Mounting Interest in the COM’s new Physician Assistant Program, 5/3/13

Classes won’t start until the fall of 2015, but already the College of Medicine’s new Physician Assistant Program is drawing interest.


Sapphire Celebration: Honoring the Inaugural Class, 5/3/13

Medical, business, philanthropic, and civic leaders from the South Florida community who supported the COM’s creation joined faculty and students to celebrate a major milestone for the young college: the graduation of its inaugural class.


HWCOM Clinical Assistant Professor Leads Parkinson’s Drug Trial, 5/14/13

New clinical trial investigates APOKYN for treating debilitating morning akinesia in Parkinson’s disease patients


Student Picks, 5/28/13


HWCOM in the News / May 2013, 5/30/13


HWCOM Presents Award to Promising High School Student, 5/30/13


Naomie Jean Selected as Research Fellow, 5/30/13


Student Talent and Awards Ceremony 2013, 6/26/13


Hiranmoy Bhattacharjee is Appointed to Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, 6/26/13


Dan Castellanos Memorial Statue Dedication, 6/28/13

A memorial statue was dedicated today to honor the late Daniel Castellanos, Ph.D., one of the College of Medicine’s founding faculty and assistant deans.


Professor Gomez Recognized for Excellence in Teaching, 6/28/13

Earlier this month, Provost Douglas Wartzok announced that Ferdinand Gomez, instructor of anatomy for the Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, will be recognized with a Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching on September 26 in the Wertheim Performing Arts Center. Given each year, this award recognizes the exceptional performance of six faculty members and provides each of them with a $5,000 honorarium.


HWCOM Study Nominated for Scientific Paper Prize, 6/28/13

Specific regions of the genome occupy specific locations in the nucleus of sperm cells, according to a new study conducted by researchers in the lab of Helen Tempest, assistant professor of human and molecular genetics at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.


HWCOM In The News / June 2013, 6/28/13


Medical Pioneer Passes Away, 7/1/13

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Gerard A. Kaiser, M.D., former chief medical officer of Jackson Health System.


Eugenio Rothe, MD Honored with Jeanne Spurlock Award, 7/9/13


Dr. Robert Hernandez named Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 7/23/13

John A. Rock, M.D., founding dean and sr. vice president for health affairs, today announced the appointment of Robert Hernandez, M.D. as the Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.


La Jolla Institute Elects Dr. Herbert Wertheim to Board of Directors, 7/24/13


HWCOM In The News / July 2013, 7/29/13


College of Medicine researchers win grants for projects seeking to cure cancer, tobacco-related diseases, 7/30/13

Two FIU researchers have each received a $100,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health for projects focusing on diseases relating to tobacco use including heart disease.


Dr. Sanford Markham appointed Emeritus Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 8/8/13

Sanford M. Markham, M.D., who retired from full time academic and administrative medicine on July 5, has been appointed the Emeritus Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs.


FIU’s Wertheim College of Medicine to welcome its largest class in White Coat Ceremony, 8/8/13

Patrick Quade’s road to medical school began on a bicycle at the age of 8. He had an accident and was rushed to the emergency room. Fifteen stitches later he knew what he wanted to do when he grew up.


Worlds Ahead Graduate, 8/28/13


M3 Receives 2013 NAMME National Scholarship, 9/3/13


The College of Medicine Joins the GHLO , 9/3/13


Dr. Nilza Kallos Donates 50 Mammograms to the Mammography Art Initiative, 9/3/13


HWCOM In The News / August 2013, 9/4/13


INNOVATOR: Dr. Pedro José Greer Miami’s pioneering physician of the people, 9/18/13


FIU Health to provide medical services for retired professional basketball players, 9/23/13

FIU Health, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Faculty Group Practice is partnering with the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to provide health and wellness physicals to uninsured and underinsured NBRPA members and their spouses.


Dr. Aileen M. Marty chosen to speak at TEDxFIU, 10/8/13


HWCOM In The News / September 2013, 10/11/13


New ovarian cancer treatment succeeds in the lab, 10/17/13

In a study published October 16 in Scientific Reports, researchers from Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the FIU College of Engineering and Computing report on what could be a breakthrough in the treatment of ovarian cancer: a novel way to deliver cancer-killing drugs using nanotechnology.


HWCOM associate professor to head national organization on aging, 10/30/13


HWCOM In The News / October 2013, 11/1/13


Two Members of the Office of Student Affairs Honored with Academic Partner Award, 11/1/13


Dr. Christine McFarlin Honored with Beyond the Bell Award, 11/1/13


Statewide Residency Program, 11/1/13


Dr. Eneida Roldan’s book up for 2013 USA Best Book Award, 12/11/13


Can chemical and biological weapons save lives? Aileen Marty, M.D. at TEDxFIU, 12/11/13


Med School for a Day, 12/11/13


ICABA Recognizes Members of the HWCOM Community, 12/11/13


Alumni Posters Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, 12/12/13


FIU College of Medicine receives accreditation with commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, 12/20/13

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has granted accreditation with commendation to the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU/HWCOM) as a provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME).


HWCOM In The News / November 2013, 12/12/13


Dr. Carla Lupi Appointed to National Board of Medical Examiners, 2/10/14

HWCOM Assistant Dean for Learning and Teaching, Carla Lupi, M.D., has been appointed to the National Board of Medical Examiners.


FIU and Health Department partner to prepare for medical response to an outbreak, 2/5/14


So You Want to be a Doctor?, 2/27/14

Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Becoming a doctor is among the top dream jobs for little boys and girls.


HWCOM In The News / December 2013, 1/8/14


FIU joins Hispanic-Serving Health Professions, 3/5/14


Dr. Eugenio Rothe receives American Psychiatric Association teaching award, 2/17/14