Achieving significant career accomplishments before your 40th birthday can be notable on its own, but having peers nominate you for an award that highlights those achievements is even more noteworthy.
That just happened to Adrian K. Reynolds, Ph.D., assistant professor of professional practice and director of academic enrichment at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. As a result, Legacy magazine named Dr. Reynolds one of South Florida’s “40 Under 40: Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow” for 2019.
Leading Alzheimer’s genetics researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) and neurologists with the University of Miami Health System presented groundbreaking research and received national media coverage at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles.
Two University of Miami Miller School of Medicine doctoral candidates, Zachary Silver and Yi Zhu, are the recipients of the 2019 Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics for their innovative genetic research into neurodegenerative disease and HIV.
Members of the brand new Miller School M.D. Class of 2023 were greeted at orientation by Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., celebrating “the day that begins your exhilarating journey.”
The Mary Brickell Trailblazer Award, named after one of Miami’s founders, is given by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce to those at the forefront of achieving something significant, a leader in their field. On August 7 that award was presented to Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., on behalf of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
When Robert J. Myerburg, M.D. joined the University of Miami faculty in 1970, the field of cardiac electrophysiology was entering an exciting new era. “Being able to record the electrical activity inside the human heart was the turning point in diagnosing, treating and preventing dangerous arrhythmias,” said Dr. Myerburg.