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 […]

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 than […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New chief of the Division of Internal Medicine

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez, associate professor in the Department of Translational Medicine, will assume the additional responsibilities of Chief of the Division of Internal Medicine.  In this role, she will oversee and lead all curricular and clinical activities of the Division. Since joining FIU as assistant professor in 2013, Dr. Landa-Galindez has served our students interested […]