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UM President Julio Frenk.

Inauguration Week Includes Major Event on Medical Campus

The week of activities surrounding the inauguration of Julio Frenk as the University of Miami’s sixth President includes a major event taking place on the Miller School of Medicine campus on Thursday, January 28.

The overall theme is “A New Century of Medical Education and Innovation.” The event will begin with a pre-inaugural presentation by President Frenk. There will also be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Miller School of Medicine Center for Medical Education, made possible by an extraordinary $50 million gift from the family of Stuart A. Miller, Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees.

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Thousands applauded as Julio Frenk was installed as the University of Miami's sixth president.

President Julio Frenk Charts a New Course for UM, with a Key Role for Health Care

Frenk committed the University to eight bold initiatives to achieve his goals — initiatives that would require bringing together talents from across the University in collaborative effort. And as a physician and public health expert, he left no doubt that health care would play an important role in the work that lies ahead.

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Ceremonial groundbreaking for the Miller School of Medicine Center for Medical Education: From left, Jackie Soffer, Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., UM Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc, Don Soffer, Stuart Miller, UM President Julio Frenk, Leslie Miller Saiontz, Sue Miller, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., Jeffrey Miller, Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., and Alex J. Mechaber, M.D.

Miller School of Medicine Celebrates UM President Julio Frenk’s Inauguration

More than six decades after its founding, the Miller School of Medicine, along with UHealth - the University of Miami Health System, are vital parts of the University of Miami’s mission, said Julio Frenk last Thursday at a medical campus celebration held the day before his formal inauguration as the University’s sixth president.

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Margaret A. Fischl, M.D.

Dr. Margaret A. Fischl Delivers Inaugural ’Cane Talk

Margaret A. Fischl, M.D., a pioneer in research and treatment related to HIV/AIDS, was one of 10 speakers at the first-ever session of ’Cane Talks – 10-minute talks by University of Miami experts on major challenges facing humankind – which took place on January 29 as part of UM President Julio Frenk’s inauguration activities.

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

Miller School Study Findings Dispute Revised Blood Pressure Guidelines

New research finds that a recent revision in national guidelines for treating high blood pressure in people 60 and older could put this population at greater stroke risk. The increased stroke risk is even more pronounced among Hispanics and blacks, the research showed. Those are the findings of a new study in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, led by Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.

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Jeffrey Goldberger, M.D., M.B.A.

Up Close with Dr. Jeffrey Goldberger: ‘We Need People to Rally Around Heart Research’

Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine Jeffrey Goldberger, M.D., M.B.A., joined UHealth - the University of Miami Health System in November. He hails from Northwestern University, where he pioneered groundbreaking heart mapping and stroke prevention tools that he’s brought to UHealth to improve the health outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib).

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