The request from cardiologist Alan Heldman, M.D., came on a Tuesday, March 19, just after 3 p.m., as Carlos E. Alfonso, M.D., was rounding at the VA: Could Alfonso mobilize a team and get to Panama right away? A 42-year-old diplomat at the U.S. Embassy had suffered a massive heart attack the day before, and without the mechanical pump UM doctors had helped prove effective in the U.S., he would likely die.
Pap Corps Annual Gift Reaches $3.6 Million 05.16.2013
Motivated by its more than 21,000 volunteers, The Pap Corps: Champions for Cancer Research presented its annual gift – this time a check for $3.6 million – to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miller School of Medicine. Presented at The Pap Corps May 9 President’s Meeting at the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, the check is part of the group’s $25 million commitment to Momentum2.
With great exuberance and pride, and a huge sigh of relief, graduates of the Miller School of Medicine’s Class of 2013 took the Hippocratic Oath and were awarded their diplomas at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, at BankUnited Center. The graduation program marked the end of four years of intense medical education, preparing the 187 graduates to be physicians.
The Department of Public Health Sciences has awarded almost $40,000 in Global Health Scholar Awards to 20 M.D./M.P.H. students in the Class of 2016 who will explore a variety of public health issues in 13 different countries on four continents this summer.
Decked out in party dresses and tuxedos, nine patients from alex’s place, the pediatric oncology clinic, arrived at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center with fun on their minds on Friday, May 10. They gathered there for a limo ride to the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, to experience “A Prom to Remember.”
During UM’s inaugural Week of Well-Being last month, more than 100 UM faculty, staff and students volunteered their time and talents to create beautiful cards for children receiving care through the Miller School’s Department of Pediatrics and Holtz Children’s Hospital. Help the Department select one winning card to print and sell for donations to enhance pediatric facilities on the medical campus.
As the sun ascended over Key Biscayne streaming wisps of pink and orange across the sky, Miller School students, faculty and staff geared up for this year’s SunSmart 5K Run/Walk to promote sun safety and raise funds for melanoma research.
Philip Harvey, Ph.D., the Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of the Division of Psychology, told a world gathering of schizophrenia researchers recently that combining vocational rehabilitation and other psychosocial interventions with cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) holds promise for patients with schizophrenia.
Two years after the Life Science & Technology Park opened in the Miami Health District to house wet and dry labs, offices and lab-ready development suites, the Park is expanding its complimentary shuttle service to make it easier for medical campus employees to enjoy its restaurants and retail shops and, this summer, more public art featuring local and internationally renowned artists, including Miami’s own “LEBO.”
Cleide Suguihara, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, who dedicated her life to saving the tiniest newborns, mentoring trainees around the world and sharing her wealth of research expertise in neonatology with colleagues and students, passed away May 9 after a brief battle against the cancer she had conquered nearly a decade ago. She was 67.