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 […]

HWCOM In The News-April 2021

April 30, 2021AGS recognizes expert and emerging geriatrics leaders at 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific MeetingDr. Jorge MoraEurekAlert!Every climate solution is a health solution — both are badly neededDr. Cheryl HolderThe HillMiami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Adrienne Arsht, Other Leaders To Unveil New Initiative To Combat Extreme Heat – A Growing Climate ThreatDr. Cheryl HolderAmericantowns.comBSI […]

Dr. Juan Cendan appointed vice dean and executive associate dean for student affairs

Following an extensive national search, the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has appointed Dr. Juan C. Cendan as vice dean, executive associate dean for student affairs, and professor of surgery.  “We welcome Dr. Cendan and look forward to working with him in his new role to advance student success and well-being, and to ensure […]

HWCOM In The News–March 2021

March 31, 2021Medical student sets up scholarship test fund to help other studentsJorge Fleites, M4FIU NewsFIU women leading on COVID-19Dr. Eneida Roldan, Dr. Aileen Marty, Dr. Yolangel Hernandez-SuarezFIU NewsDo Vaccine Passports Have a Future in Florida?Dr. Aileen MartyMiami New TimesUF leads rankings for graduate programs in law, medicine and business in FloridaHWCOMMiami HeraldMarch 2021 in […]

HWCOM In The News–February 2021

February 28, 2021New single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson expected in Florida this weekDr. Aileen MartyWPLG, MiamiNueva vacuna de dosis única de Johnson & Johnson llegaría a Florida esta semanaDr. Aileen MartyWPLG Español, MiamiLiving with Congenital Heart Disease Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Patient-Physician ReflectionJoseph Burns, MD’19In-House February 27, 20213 Brazil variants discovered in Miami-Dade […]

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 […]