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Miller School’s ‘Health Care Heroes’ Receive Top Honors

From left, Jacqueline J. Master, Fred Lippman, Kimberly Juanico, B.S.N., Col. Brodes Hartley, Jr., Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., Richard J. Cote, M.D., and Dimitri A. Godur.

From left, Jacqueline J. Master, Fred Lippman, Kimberly Juanico, B.S.N., Col. Brodes Hartley, Jr., Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., Richard J. Cote, M.D., and Dimitri A. Godur.

Before hundreds of their fellow health care leaders, two of the Miller School of Medicine’s leading physicians, a nurse and a student volunteer were honored at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Heroes Awards Luncheon, held on May 19 at Jungle Island. UHealth – University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System were both sponsors of the celebratory event.

Taking home top awards were Richard J. Cote, M.D., Professor and Joseph R. Coulter Jr. Endowed Chair of the Department of Pathology, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and Chief of Pathology at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Director of BioNIUM.; Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., Director of the Division of Neonatology and Chief of Newborn Service at Jackson Memorial Hospital; Kimberly Juanico, B.S.N., a pediatric palliative care nurse coordinator at Holtz Children’s Hospital, who works closely with Miller School physicians in the Department of Pediatrics; and Dimitri A. Godur, a high school student who has completed more than 500 hours of volunteer service to the Miller School.

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From left, Jeffrey Miller, Donna E. Shalala, Stuart Miller and Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Miller School Tops $1 Billion Momentum2 Campaign Goal with $50 Million Gift

Capping off University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala’s last commencement ceremony on May 9, Stuart Miller, chair of UM’s Board of Trustees and of the UM Miller School of Medicine Momentum2 campaign, announced a “breakthrough” gift of $55 million. The gift from longtime UM supporters, the Miller family, was greeted with cheers by the medical school graduates, faculty, families and friends.

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From left, United HomeCare Chairman Ricardo Garcia, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Carlos L. Martinez.

Dean Goldschmidt Honored at United HomeCare Annual Dinner

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., was honored with the Education/Advocacy Award at the 2015 United HomeCare Annual Dinner on May 14. The award is one of the Claude Pepper Awards — named for the late U.S. Senator from Florida who fought for the rights and the welfare of the elderly and the poor — given out at the dinner each year to celebrate the achievements of exceptional individuals who exemplify Pepper’s spirit and ideals.

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From left, Ivan Jozic, Ph.D., Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., Irena Pastar, Ph.D., Horacio Ramirez, Ashley Marie Rosa and Stephen C. Davis.

Wound Healing Researchers Receive Major Recognition and Win Awards at National Meeting

A team of researchers from the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Subcutaneous Surgery had a strong presence at the recent annual meeting of the Wound Healing Society and Symposium of Advanced Wound Care. The department is a national leader in the field, a standing that was demonstrated by some of the honors earned at the meeting.

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From left, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D., Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., Ronald C. Desrosiers, Ph.D., Diana Lopez, Ph.D., Jonathan C. Trent, M.D., Ph.D., Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D., and Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Zubrod Memorial Lecture Program Spotlights Faculty and Young Investigators

Six Miller School of Medicine physician-scientists were recognized for their contributions to cancer research and treatment as part of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 16th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session on May 15. It was the first time multiple faculty awards have been part of the program.

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Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Ralph L. Sacco Wins Johann Jacob Wepfer Award

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., was honored with the Johann Jacob Wepfer Award at the 24th annual European Stroke Conference. The award is presented annually to a scientist whose outstanding scientific work in the field of cerebrovascular diseases significantly contributes to knowledge about treatment of acute stroke.

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