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When 6-year-old Justin Matias left the hearing exam room at University of Miami Health System, he got the shock of a lifetime. Having just been fitted with his first pair of hearing aids — his first comment was, “This is awesome! I can hear better!” — he was surprised by family and friends as well as players, alumni and cheerleaders from his favorite team, the Miami Dolphins. Wide receiver Kenny Stills knelt to the floor and presented Justin with his first official personalized Dolphins jersey. He was then swept up into the celebration as family and friends cheered, doctors clapped and flashbulbs lit the room.

Justin first came to the Children’s Hearing Program at the University of Miami Health System after being referred for a suspected hearing loss that was caught by a school hearing evaluation. Pediatric audiologist Chrisanda Sanchez, Au.D., welcomed her new patient and confirmed that Justin did have significant hearing loss and would need hearing aids. But what she quickly also recognized was Justin’s fear of losing out on the one thing he loved most — football.

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In an historic move, the University of Miami has created a Department of Interventional Radiology, demonstrating its leadership in this versatile therapy. The approval comes after nearly eight years of monumental growth in the field, both in research and clinical applications, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth - the University of Miami Health System.

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Following several months of preparation and two grueling days of evaluations by some of the world’s top medical academicians, Rodrigo M. Vianna, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery, Director of Transplant Services and Chief of Liver and GI Transplantation at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital, has been granted the prestigious Livre-Docência designation.

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Miller School of Medicine Excels in Annual Fundraising Survey

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine made impressive gains in fundraising performance among medical schools, placing in the top 16 percent in the newest Association of American Medical Colleges Development Survey. After analyzing data from 129 institutions for the 2015 fiscal year, the survey showed that the Miller School moved up four spots from 2014, ranking 21st with total private support of $116.5 million.

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Diversity is the hallmark of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s first-year class of 2020. “Our incoming ‘class with perfect vision’ is the most diverse in our school’s history,” said Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., Bernard J. Fogel Chair in Medical Education, Professor of Medicine, and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education.

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