New Assistant Dean for Academic Community Programs and Partnership Named

Dr. Maria Stevens has been officially named Assistant Dean for Academic Community Programs and Partnerships at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Having served as interim dean since last March, Dr. Stevens has shown enthusiasm and dedication in advancing our pathway and community programs.   Under her leadership, we are launching a new initiative this […]

Ph.D. student awarded prestigious predoctoral fellowship

Santiago Moreno, a first-year Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences student at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine,  has been awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship to study the role of extracellular vesicle signaling in pulmonary vascular function and disease. “This fellowship fuels my passion for unraveling the complexities of cardiovascular disease. It’s a chance to […]

2024 Alpha Omega Alpha Induction

AOA inductees 2024
Congratulations to our 2024 Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society inductees. This year, 24 students were inducted into the prestigious national honor society – 5 juniors and 19 seniors. In addition, Dr. Javier Hiriart was honored with the AΩA Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award.Dr. Hiriart is an internist and a pediatrician with Baptist Health Primary […]

Match Day 2024

The countdown reached zero, streamer cannons erupted, and the long-awaited moment arrived. FIU medical students opened the envelopes, hoping for a perfect match.  Match Day is a significant event for medical students, symbolizing the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. It’s a day filled with excitement, nervousness, and anticipation as students learn the residency […]

A Letter to Pipo

In a heartfelt letter to her late grandfather, Pipo, M3 Natalie Mesa shares the impact of Pipo’s health journey on the way she approaches patients during clinical rotations. Natalie’s narrative is a powerful reminder of the importance of enhancing patient care by recognizing that each patient is a parent, grandparent, or cherished loved one. This essay first […]

2024 Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction

Twenty medical students and two faculty members have joined the esteemed ranks of the 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆 in recognition of their commitment to compassionate care. Gold Foundation co-founder Sandra Gold paid a special visit, sharing heartfelt stories of exceptional humanism in health care. She and her late husband, Dr. Arnold Gold, a world-renowned pediatric neurologist, […]

FIU College of Medicine leaps in rankings for research funded by the NIH

Each year, the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) publishes a list of medical schools and the research funding they received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) the prior year. The latest Blue Ridge Rankings report, for fiscal year 2022, is great news for the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. “I am […]

Dr. Rothe receives national award in child and adolescent psychiatry

Dr. Eugenio Rothe, professor in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, is being recognized nationally for his commitment and contributions to child and adolescent psychiatry. The American Psychiatric Association, the largest psychiatric association in the world, is honoring Rothe with its 2022 Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention. The […]

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 […]