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Gift of $50 Million to Name University of Miami’s New Healthcare Facility

Groundbreaking occasion: UM held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday for the Lennar Foundation Medical Center, scheduled to open on the Coral Gables campus in 2016. From left to right are Lennar Foundation trustees Waynewright Malcolm; Allan Pekor; Marshall Ames, who also serves as chairman of the foundation; and Shelly Rubin; UM President Donna E. Shalala; Lennar Foundation trustee Stuart A. Miller, who chairs the UM Board of Trustees; Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., senior vice president for medical affairs, dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth; Joe Natoli, UM senior vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer; and Thomas J. LeBlanc, UM executive vice president and provost.

Groundbreaking occasion: UM held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday for the Lennar Foundation Medical Center, scheduled to open on the Coral Gables campus in 2016. From left to right are Lennar Foundation trustees Waynewright Malcolm; Allan Pekor; Marshall Ames, who also serves as chairman of the foundation; and Shelly Rubin; UM President Donna E. Shalala; Lennar Foundation trustee Stuart A. Miller, who chairs the UM Board of Trustees; Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., senior vice president for medical affairs, dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth; Joe Natoli, UM senior vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer; and Thomas J. LeBlanc, UM executive vice president and provost.

Lennar Foundation Medical Center will deliver breakthrough healthcare starting in 2016

The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center took place Thursday afternoon.

To be located on the UM Coral Gables campus, the 200,000-square-foot outpatient center will provide easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians for surrounding communities as well as UM students, faculty and staff. It is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016.

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UM Awarded NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Grant

A team of University of Miami researchers is part of a trio of institutions that have been awarded a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a Center to integrate and analyze large and diverse datasets of cellular signatures as part of the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative. The award, of which there is only one in the nation, is to create a Data Coordination and Integration Center.

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UHealth Becomes First in Southeast U.S. to Use New Heart Failure Monitoring System

Cardiovascular physicians at UHealth - University of Miami Health System are the first in the Southeast U.S. to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System has been shown to reduce hospital admissions by more than one-third when used by physicians to manage heart failure. It was implanted at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth.

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Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from James Potash, M.D., International Society of Psychiatric Genetics Awards Committee Chair.

Miller School Human Geneticist Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

A leading human geneticist at the Miller School has been honored for her lifelong contribution to psychiatric disease research. The 2014 Snow and Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG), was presented to Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.

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From left are McKnight Foundation trustees Melanie Cianciotto, Nina Ellenbogen Raim, M.D., J.D., Gene Ryerson, M.D., J. Lee Dockery, M.D., Michael Dockery, M.D. (back), and Henry Raattama, J.D., Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., and Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D. Seated is Clinton Wright, M.D., M.S.

McKnight Brain Research Foundation Presents Endowed Chair to Dr. Clinton Wright

Clinton Wright, M.D., M.S., Scientific Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, recently became the first recipient of the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging, which will go a long way to promote research aimed at understanding how aging influences memory. The chair was established thanks to a $2 million gift to the University from the McKnight Brain Research Foundation.

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From left are Sydney Sussman, Elaine Sussman, Donna E. Shalala, Alan W. Heldman, M.D., and Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Elaine and Sydney Sussman Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology Presented to Dr. Alan W. Heldman

Before a packed auditorium full of family, friends, and University and Miller School of Medicine leadership, longtime philanthropists Sydney and Elaine Sussman made their latest gift in the hopes of improving care for cardiovascular patients for generations to come. The Sussmans presented the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology to Alan W. Heldman, M.D. during an October 7 ceremony.

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