The Faculty Council of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine held its first-ever awards program during its final meeting of the academic year on May 22.
The atmosphere was just right for something new, with faculty members chatting amiably beside a well-stocked supper buffet, and live jazz — courtesy of Charles Bergeron, a jazz bassist and assistant professor of professional practice at UM’s Frost School of Music, accompanied by Josh Bermudez, a Frost School jazz guitar student — adding a musical dimension to the event.
Sanjiv Bhatia, M.D., associate professor of clinical neurological surgery, passed away early Thursday morning, May 24. Bhatia was a prominent pediatric neurosurgeon who joined the faculty of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2004 and has since practiced at both Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Holtz Children’s Hospital and at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Steven L. Cohn, M.D., a hospitalist, professor emeritus of medicine and nationally recognized expert in perioperative medicine, has had a busy spring. Although he officially retired from the Miller School of Medicine in April 2017, he has continued to work part-time and to teach. Now he is finally winding down his academic career, but the vagaries of conference scheduling have forced him to do so in a whirlwind of activity.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will be well represented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting June 1- 5 in Chicago, as several physicians and researchers are scheduled to make key presentations. At the Plenary Session on Sunday, June 3, Gilberto Lopes, M.D., M.B.A., associate director of Global Oncology at Sylvester, will present the abstract on the Phase III KEYNOTE-42 study.
Medication-assisted treatment may be the most effective strategy for preventing potentially fatal relapses for individuals recovering from opioid addictions, according to national experts at a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine symposium held May 21. “Medication strategies work for many people with opioid abuse disorder,” said Edward V. Nunes, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center.
Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., assistant professor of urology and director of reproductive urology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, spoke recently before members of the American Urological Association at its annual convention in San Francisco. His presentation was a summary of randomized clinical trials he conducted on the effects of shockwave therapy for treating erectile dysfunction.