NeighborhoodHELP: The job of helping our community goes on despite COVID-19

–By Ileana Varela for FIU News When she opened the door and saw the two women standing there looking like a hazmat crew—face mask, face shield, gown, gloves—Nelly Iturregui couldn’t help but laugh. “She said, doctora? Then she put her hand to her mouth and started giggling. We all laughed,” said Jessica Oliveira, a physician assistant […]

Sackstein appointed dean of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Dr. Robert Sackstein has been appointed dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) and senior vice president for health affairs. Sackstein comes to FIU from Harvard Medical School (HMS), where he has served as professor in two departments, dermatology and medicine, and co-director of the Glycoscience Center at HMS. At Harvard, Sackstein has been […]

Social work students offer a listening ear to hurricane evacuees

It’s not every day that students can put their training to immediate use on campus, but social work majors had an unexpected chance to flex their skills in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Five of them interacted with Monroe County residents who evacuated to a special needs shelter at MMC. “This is a wonderful opportunity to […]