Leading scientists from around the world presented their latest findings on cellular, molecular and genetic approaches to treating cancer at the Miami Winter Symposium 2015, “Towards Personalized Cancer Medicine,” on January 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Miami.
“We are moving at the speed of light into a new era of very specific treatments and away from classic chemotherapy,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth – University of Miami Health System, in his welcoming remarks. “By working together, we are finding new solutions for the prevention, treatment and cure of this terrible disease.”
With an eye toward providing new opportunities for medical students and expanding its presence in Broward County, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine celebrated its new joint residency program with longtime community partner Holy Cross Hospital.
More than 150 guests recently gathered at Romero Britto's South Beach art gallery to mark the fifth-year anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake. The event was organized by Barth Green, M.D., FACS, professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery, to acknowledge the heroes who served more than 30,000 critically ill and injured patients over the four months following the earthquake.
First Study on Haitian-American Glaucoma Rates Stresses Need for Awareness and Screening to Prevent Vision Loss
Physicians at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and medical students at the Miller School of Medicine have been the first to publish data on the prevalence of glaucoma in the Haitian-American population. Their findings, based on data from 750 participants, show that nearly 26 percent of Haitian-Americans have signs and symptoms for various stages of glaucoma..
The Miami Center for AIDS Research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine welcomed Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, to its offices on January 13. Physicians in the UM AIDS Clinical Research Unit, directed by Margaret Fischl, M.D., FACP, asked Ambassador Birx questions and offered insights from UM’s leadership in advancing care.
Robert Morgan, Ed.D., Director of the Social Work Division at the Mailman Center for Child Development, has retired after more than 40 years of helping distressed families and special needs children throughout Miami-Dade County.