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Robert C. Hendel, M.D., interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., Chair of Neurology, Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., and Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., make the

Robert C. Hendel, M.D., interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., Chair of Neurology, Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., and Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., make the "U" with Sebastian at the Miller School kickoff to the 2014 Miami-Dade Heart Walk. Photo GalleryView Photo Gallery

American Heart Association Heart Walk Launch Draws Energetic Crowd

Dozens of energetic UM employees crowded the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center on July 24 for the Miller School’s kickoff to the American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart Walk. Members of the School’s senior leadership, a representative from the AHA and even Sebastian the Ibis were on hand to encourage employees to form or join teams to participate in the Heart Walk, which is sponsored by UHealth, and raise money to fight cardiovascular disease.

“As a cardiologist, I am a believer in the mission and goals of this great organization,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School and CEO of UHealth. “The biggest change in life expectancy has been through the management of cardiovascular disease. The Heart Walk is a fun event and an easy way to stay healthy and support the initiatives of the AHA. I count on seeing all of you and your families there.”

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Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D.

Study Finds Factors Affecting Diabetes Risk Among Hispanics

People of Hispanic origin living in the U.S. are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and related cardiometabolic abnormalities, but the risk varies considerably among specific ethnic groups and according to other factors, including education and length of time living in the U.S. That is the primary finding of a study led by the Miller School of Medicine and published in the August issue of Diabetes Care.

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Richard J. Cote, M.D.

UM Department of Pathology Leading Efforts to Bring Healthcare into 21st Century

In a push to bring healthcare further into the 21st Century at the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth, Richard J. Cote, M.D., is leading a transformation in the Department of Pathology that is redefining a sustainable and successful model for healthcare services across UHealth. Cote’s efforts were featured in the July issue of the College of American Pathologists’ CAP TODAY.

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Donor Omar Figueroa, left, with Giselle Guerra, M.D., and Michael Goldstein, M.D. Video & Photo Gallery

Miami Transplant Institute Performs Florida’s First Three-Way Kidney Exchange

At a dramatic news conference on July 17, the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center announced the first successful three-way paired kidney exchange in the state of Florida. In the exchange, three families with a member needing a kidney transplant each found a match in one of the other families.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Bascom Palmer Ranked No. 1 in Ophthalmology for 11th Consecutive Year

For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer has received the No. 1 ranking a total of 13 times and has been in the top two since the annual rankings began 25 years ago.

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Marvin I. Herz, M.D.

Revered UM/Jackson Psychiatrist Dr. Marvin I. Herz Passes Away

Marvin I. Herz, M.D., voluntary professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, died Monday, July 21, at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami due to complications from renal failure. He was 86.

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