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 […]

New roles for Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez and Dr. Jorge Camilo Mora

Two of our faculty members are taking on new and vital roles at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez has graciously agreed to serve as Interim Chair of the Department of Translational Medicine.  Dr. Landa-Galindez is an internist specializing in primary disease prevention, women’s health, and cardiovascular and rheumatologic disorders. In addition to […]

HWCOM In The News-September 2021

September 31, 2021Medical graduates will care for veterans at FIU’s new residency training programHWCOMNewsbreak September 30, 2021Medical graduates will care for veterans at FIU’s new residency training programHWCOMFIU NewsFlorida International University launches new residency training program at VA facilityHWCOMBecker’s Hospital ReviewMedical graduates will care for veterans at FIU’s new residency training programHWCOMSouth Florida Hospital News […]

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 […]

2021 Alpha Omega Alpha Induction

Congratulations to the 2021 HWCOM Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society inductees. This year, 18 students were inducted into the prestigious national honor society – 4 juniors and 14 seniors. Dr. Nelson Garcia Jr., M.D. was honored with the AOA Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award. AOA recognizes scholarship and other values including honesty, ethics, dedication to […]

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 […]