McDermott to head Division of Neuroscience

Dr. Michael McDermott, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon, has been named chief of the Division of Neuroscience at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. In this role, he will oversee and lead all curricular and clinical activities of the Division. McDermott is widely known for advancing neurosurgical techniques and pioneering the surgical management of meningioma, a […]

Samantha Lemus-Martinez appointed Director of Teaching and Learning

Samantha Lemus-Martinez has been named Director of Teaching and Learning for the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM). Lemus-Martinez joined HWCOM in 2018 as assistant director of faculty development. She later served as director of pre-clerkship faculty development in the Office of Medical Education and as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and […]

Dr. Noël Barengo elected president of international chronic disease surveillance network

Dr. Noël C. Barengo, an associate professor in the Division of Medical and Population Health Sciences Education and Research, has been elected president of America’s Network for Chronic Diseases Surveillance. AMNET is a international non-profit organization that promotes the integration of governmental and non-governmental organizations for advanced professional training in epidemiological surveillance, case management, prevention, and […]

Von Harscher to lead the Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Heidi von Harscher has been named assistant dean for the Office of Women in Medicine and Science at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Dr. von Harscher is a licensed psychologist who has dedicated her career to mentoring students and wellness programs. She is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, […]

HWCOM 2020 authors honored

Two Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine faculty members were recognized at this year’s Annual FIU Book Author’s Reception. For the first time, the event was held virtually over two days, September 14 and 15. Congratulations to our 2020 FIU book authors, Dr. Adriana Foster and Dr. Eneida Roldan. Eneida Roldan, MD, MPH, MBA Succeeding in […]

HWCOM In the News– September 2020

September 29, 2020 FIU leads the conversation on the fight against food insecurity FIU News The 2020 flu season is here and getting vaccinated is more important than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Baptist Health News September 28, 2020 Community leaders ask public to continue to wear face masks, social distance during pandemic WPLG […]

Dr. Eugenio Rothe named an FIU Top Scholar

Dr. Eugenio Rothe has been named an FIU Top Scholar for his teaching and award-winning work in professionalism. The Office of the Provost selects the university’s top scholars every year.  The award citation notes Rothe’s “development of a comprehensive medical professionalism curriculum, which significantly advances our medical student’s education and impacts their success as physicians.” […]

HWCOM In The News–August 2020

August 31, 2020Escuelas montan carpas al aire libre para dar clases y evitar el contagio de COVID-19TelemundoWhy you really should get a flu shot this yearFIU NewsWhy you really should get a flu shot this yearMedical Xpress August 29, 2020In South Florida, Female Infectious Disease Experts Provide Crucial Leadership During PandemicNBC6 Miami August 28, 2020Is […]

Miller appointed Director of Master in Physician Assistant Studies Program

Dr. Raisa Miller is the new director of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Master in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program. She will be responsible for the management and accreditation of the program, and faculty and student success. Miller was appointed after a national search. She succeeds founding director,Dr. Pete Gutierrez, who retired in October 2019. She […]

HWCOM In The News-July 2020

July 31, 2020Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major UniversitiesWIA Report¿Cómo saber cuándo es seguro enviar a los niños de vuelta a clases? Expertos lo explicanMSN NoticiasAnderson Cooper 360: Trump downplays threat in visit to hard-hit FloridaCNNEight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or DutiesThe Journal of Blacks […]