HWCOM’s 2021 FIU Faculty Convocation Award Winners

Five of our faculty members were honored this year with the 2021 FIU Faculty Convocation Award. The recipients were selected by the Faculty Senate Awards and Honorary Degree Committee in recognition of their “significant achievements” in teaching, librarianship, and service. Congratulations to the HWCOM honorees who are making a REAL difference. Excellence in TeachingFerdinand Gomez, […]

HWCOM In the News-October

October 20, 2021FDA Authorizes Booster Doses Of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Vaccines, Says Mix And Match OkDr. Aileen MartyCBS4, Miami October 17, 2021Florida School Requiring Vaccinated Students to Stay Home for 30 Days After Each DoseDr. Aileen MartyNewsweek October 15, 2021Miami private school to require students getting COVID vaccine to stay home for 30 days […]

Medical student receives fellowship award to study racial disparities in health outcomes of gunshot victims

2021 is on track to be a record-breaking year for gun deaths in the United States. So far this year, more than 12-thousand people have died from gunshot wounds (not including suicides), according to the online Gun Violence Archive. And the CDC reports that Black/African American communities are disproportionately affected by gun violence. Amidst this […]

HWCOM In The News- August 2021

August 31, 2021Florida Alters COVID-19 to Show Artificial Decline in DeathsDr. Aileen MartyGoverningFlorida changed its COVID-19 data, creating an ‘artificial decline’ in recent deathshttps://www.miamiherald.comDr. Aileen MartyMiami HeraldPersonas deben esperar 8 meses para vacuna de refuerzoDr. Eneida RoldanTelemundo51, Miami August 30, 2021To fly or not to fly: Travelers weigh the risk of getting sick – or […]

HWCOM In The News- July 2021

July 29, 2021This Florida mother has been living in her teen daughter’s ICU room for days, praying she survives Covid-19Dr. Aileen MartyCNNFlorida hospitals struggle with COVID-19 surgeDr. Aileen MartyWashington ExaminerResearchers seek end to racial bias in maternal healthHWCOMFIU News July 28, 2021Delta variant, vaccines, masking upDr. Aileen MartyKLUZ, Albuquerque, NMInfectious disease specialist Dr. Aileen Marty […]

HWCOM In The News- June 2021

June 30, 2021Humidity vs Humanity: Health Effects of Extreme Heat Underscore South Florida’s Equity GapDr. Cheryl HolderWLRN Radio, Miami June 26, 2021Summer Is Hot, but This Is AbnormalDr. Cheryl HolderThe Atlantic June 23, 2021Infectious disease specialist on possible resurgence of COVID-19, US falling short on vaccine distribution goal, and moreDr. Aileen MartyWGN Radio, Chicago June […]

HWCOM names new chair of Humanities, Health, and Society

After an extensive national search, Dr. Frank William Joseph Anderson has been named the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Department of Humanities, Health, and Society chair. Dr. Anderson comes to FIU from the University of Michigan. At UMich,  he served as a professor of obstetrics & gynecology. He held a joint appointment at the School […]

HWCOM 2021 Pilot Project Grants

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine just announced the 2021 HWCOM Pilot Project Grant winners. This program is made possible by the generosity of the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Faculty Research Pilot Projects Endowment. Asmi Chakraborty, Ph.D.Post Doc, Translational Medicine“Hypoxia Dependent GCNT2 Downregulation and Immune Modulation in Metastatic Melanoma” Chakraborty joined the Charles Dimitroff Lab […]

Castellanos named FPS Practioner of the Year

The Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS) has named Dr. Daniel Castellanos its 2021 Practitioner of the Year. The award recognizes Castellanos’ years of volunteer service in statewide administrative and legislative initiatives and community-based organizations. Castellanos is the founding chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He also […]

HWCOM In The News-May 2021

May 31, 2021Women may be at higher risk of getting COVIDChitra Gotluru, MD’21WPTV, West Palm Beach May 30, 2021FIU mourns the loss of Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus Albert E. Dotson Sr.Herbert Wertheim College of MedicineFIU News May 29, 2021Travel surge expected this Memorial Day weekend as COVID-19 vaccination rate climbsDr. Aileen MartyCBS News117 staffers […]