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Dr. Lee Kaplan Presented with The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine

From left, rear, Norman Freidman, Nate Kaplan, Lisa Kaplan, Merry Kaplan, Jack Kaplan, Petra Levin and Dina Kaplan. From left, front, Lee Kaplan, M.D., with Stephen Levin.

From left, rear, Norman Freidman, Nate Kaplan, Lisa Kaplan, Merry Kaplan, Jack Kaplan, Petra Levin and Dina Kaplan. From left, front, Lee Kaplan, M.D., with Stephen Levin.

At a ceremony overlooking the University of Miami’s athletic fields, Lee D. Kaplan, M.D., chief of the University of Miami’s Division of Sports Medicine, became the first holder of The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine.

Kaplan was presented with the chair at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center November 9 before family, friends, and colleagues, as well as leadership from UM, UHealth, and the Miller School of Medicine. The chair will help promote Kaplan’s research into world-class treatment at the UM Sports Medicine Institute, one of the first academic, university-based sports medicine programs in the region, which is housed at Lennar, one of the finest facilities in the nation.

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Our Approach to Health Care Must Be Global, President Frenk Advises in Gross Lecture

University of Miami President Julio Frenk drew a dramatic, urgent picture of the United States’ deep connection to global health and the dangerous consequences of any possible retrenchment from the global arena as he delivered the 14th Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Endowed Lecture on Nov. 16.

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From left, Gladys Campa, L.M.H.C., UHealth social worker and mental health counselor; Lisa Bard Levine, M.D., M.B.A., CEO, the MAVEN Project; Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A.; Diana Tunjano, UHealth medical assistant; Evette Torres, A.R.N.P., telehealth and special projects coordinator; Rolando Martinez, driver and registrar; Ana Maria Melero, A.R.N.P., M.S.N., M.P.H., clinical coordinator; Roxane Williams, M.P.H., program coordinator; Stacey DiStefano, director of strategic operations; and Maria V. Ferraris, M.Ed., project manager.

MAVEN Project Telehealth Initiative to Improve Access to Specialty Care for Underserved Populations

Throughout Miami-Dade County, patients without health insurance frequently face long waits for specialty care. But the collaborative MAVEN Project, launched Friday, November 17, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Mailman Center for Child Development, promises to make a big difference by connecting patients to volunteer physicians through mobile clinics equipped with telehealth systems.

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A normal mouse spleen section, left, next to a spleen section from a mouse that has developed acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards Prestigious Grant to Sylvester to Accelerate Epigenetic Research

Recognizing the expertise, proven success record and promise of further discovery, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has awarded a Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant to a 12-member team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The team is led by Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester.

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Scientists in the new shared wet lab space.

UM and CIC Miami Establish South Florida’s First Shared Wet Lab for Early-Stage Biomedical Startup

The University of Miami and the Cambridge Innovation Center in Miami (CIC Miami) have partnered to establish South Florida’s first shared wet lab space for early stage biomedical startups. Years in the making, it is the final step in attracting and fostering biomedical discoveries in the South Florida region.

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December 1 is Extended Deadline for Miami Winter Symposium Abstracts and Fee Waivers

Friday, December 1, is the extended deadline for submission of abstracts and applications for fee waivers for the 2018 Miami Winter Symposium, “Stem Cells – Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Therapies,” which will be held January 28-31, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

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