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 […]

HWCOM In the News–January 2021

January 31, 2021‘Prince of a human beign’. Influential South Florida doctor, educator dies from heart failureDr. Robert SacksteinMiami HeraldMiami-Dade mayor says county-run COVID appointment site launchingDr. Aileen MartyWPLG, MiamiBusiness Brief: Yurcisin joins SGMC Surgical SpecialistsDr. Geoff YurcisinValdosta Daily Times, Georgia January 30, 2021Experts warn of dangers as new, contagious strains of COVID-19 arrive in South […]

HWCOM In the News–December 2020

December 31, 2020 Florida reports 1st case of UK variant of COVID-19 in Martin County Dr. Aileen Marty WSVN, Miami December 27, 2020 Doctors battle Black Miamians’ concern over vaccine Dr. Cheryl Holder Rock Hill Herald, South Carolina Doctors battle Black Miamians’ concern over vaccine Dr. Cheryl Holder Idaho Statesman December 23, 2020 Debate rages […]

HWCOM In The News–November

November 29, 2020 Florida, lidiar con el coronavirus Aileen Marty, MD Diario Las Americas, Miami November 27, 2020 Health Experts Predict Spike in COVID-19 Cases After Thanksgiving Aileen Marty, MD NBC6, Miami Autoridades alertan sobre posible aumento de casos de COVID-19 tras días feriados Aileen Marty, MD Telemundo51, MiamiReinier Alvarez, M4November 27, 2020 Health Experts […]

HWCOM In The News–October 2020

October 31, 2020 Hainbat funtsezko diferentzia aurten Dr. Eneida Roldan Berria (Basque) October 30, 2020 Nothing Spookier Than Celebrating Halloween In A Pandemic Dr. Aileen Marty The Beat 105.5 October 29, 2020 Is Florida underreporting coronavirus cases in children? Dr. Aileen Marty CNN U.S. reports record breaking daily Covid-19 cases since pandemic began Dr. Aileen […]

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 […]