2020 HWCOM Pilot Project Grants

Congratulations to the following faculty who were awarded a 2020 HWCOM Pilot Project Grant. This program is made possible by the generosity of Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Faculty Research Pilot Projects Endowment.  A rigorous peer‐review process was performed on 14 outstanding applications and the following (4) projects were awarded: Asmi Chakraborty, PhD, Post Doc, Translational Medicine“Targeting […]

HWCOM In The News–April 2020

April 30, 2020Study discovers how primordial bacteria adapted to arsenic, could help researchers understand human disease caused by arsenic exposureFIU NewsStudy Discovers How Primordial Bacteria Adapted To ArsenicArchaeology News Network April 29, 2020FIU doctor is working to address the impact of COVID-19 on African AmericansFIU NewsBaptist Health Physicians Successfully Treat First Three COVID-19 Critically Ill […]

HWCOM 2020 Awards Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the HWCOM 2020 Awards… Student Awards Robert Kemper Award for Professionalism in MedicineElan Baskir  Greisy Martinez-Harvell Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award – M4Raed Ismail Narvel ACOG XII Medical Student AwardsAllison Roach (Scholarship)Chitra Gutluru (Service) Dan Castellanos PhD Professionalism Award – M4Jeffrey Wei Dan Castellanos PhD Professionalism Award – M2Irfan Khan  […]

Dr. Daniel Castellanos honored with national psychiatry award

Dr. Daniel Castellanos has been selected by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as the recipient of its 2020 Simon Bolivar Award. The award honors a prominent advocate for Hispanics whose work “sensitizes APA membership to the mental health problems and goals of the Hispanic population.” The APA is the world’s largest psychiatric organization with more […]

HWCOM announces interim appointments

Adrian Jones has been named Interim Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Jones has served as HWCOM Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and he holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society. Prior to coming to FIU in 2014, he worked as the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment at Loyola University […]

Dr. David Brown named Interim Chair of the Department of Humanities, Health and Society

Dr. David Brown is associate professor and chief of Family and Community Medicine within the Department of Humanities, Health and Society at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. A board-certified family physician and educator, Brown joined FIU in March 2009 and played a lead role in the development of the Green Family Foundation Neighborhood […]

HWCOM in the News–March 2020

March 31, 2020Video: Consider wearing face masks to stop spread of COVID-19FIU NewsSpring Breakers May Have Taken Coronavirus From South Florida Across US: Data FirmNBC6#CoronaCurious? Answers to your questions about the elderly and the coronavirusFIU NewsWEB EXTRA: Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Aileen Marty Recommending People Wear Masks In PublicYahoo NewsWEB EXTRA: Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. […]

Guenther Koehne appointed chair of translational medicine

Dr. Guenther Koehne has been named professor and chair of the Department of Translational Medicine.  In this role, Dr. Koehne will mentor medical and graduate students and post-doctoral trainees, will help guide translational research efforts at HWCOM, and will serve as chair of a department comprising three divisions: Internal Medicine, Neurosciences, and Medical & Population […]

HWCOM in the News-February 2020

February 29, 2020¿Es probable que el coronavirus llegue a Colombia?Radio Nacional de Colombia February 26, 2020International Infectious Disease Expert Explains How to Protect Yourself from the CoronavirusWGN Radio February 25, 2020Coronavirus Fears Grow as Officials Warn About SpreadNBC6 MiamiFIU Cancels Study Abroad to Countries Dealing with CoronavirusNBC6 Miami“Una pandemia no quiere decir que todo el mundo […]

New division chief for Medical and Population Health Sciences Education and Research

Juan Manuel Lozano Leon, MD, professor in the Department of Translational Medicine, will assume the additional responsibilities of Chief of the Division of Medical and Population Health Sciences Education and Research.  In this role, he will oversee and lead all curricular and research activities of the Division. Since joining FIU in 2009, Dr. Lozano has […]