The first indication that something is afoot is the sound of a slow-beating drum moving across campus. When the source of the sound comes into view, you see that the drummer is accompanied by a group of individuals wearing colorful jackets and marching slowly, solemnly in line. For those in the know, the big question is: Who are they looking for this time?
“They” are members of Iron Arrow, the University of Miami’s most elite honor society, and they are inducting new members — a practice that occurs each fall and spring. Those selected by secret ballot are “tapped” with a symbolic arrow made of iron, taken from whatever they are doing and led away to a ceremony that is the beginning of their membership induction. Those selected don’t know they have been chosen for membership, and getting them to a specific place at a given time from which they can be led away often involves an elaborate ruse – an invitation to a meeting that has no real purpose, a quiet cup of coffee at a strange hour of the day, or simply a stroll with a friend that will put them in the path of the drum-led parade.
The University of Miami Health System has received a “special recognition” award from Goodwill of South Florida for being the first organization to enter an agreement to use Goodwill’s commercial laundry service – even before the service was established, nearly six years ago.
Diabetes Research Institute Director Camillo Ricordi, M.D., Appointed to Italy’s Supreme Council of Health
Camillo Ricordi, M.D., director of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been appointed by Italian Minister of Health Giulia Grillo, M.D., to Italy’s Supreme Council of Health, the committee of medical experts who advise the government on health policy.
Family medicine practitioner, Harold Johnson, M.D. ’94, does not generally attend school reunions, but when it came time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his medical school graduation with his classmates, Dr. Johnson knew he did not want to miss it.
“It looks like we only have five minutes to go,” Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, dean and chief academic officer of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said to the excited crowd at Match Day 2019. “Unfortunately, I brought a 15-minute speech.” The groans had barely begun when he flashed his big smile and said, “Just kidding,” generating laughter and applause. Still he used the time he had to great effect.
New HIV Treatment Strategy Can Provide Long-term Viral Suppression, according to Miller School Study
A University of Miami Miller School research team has found a new approach to preventing and treating HIV infection in a preclinical model. With one injection of anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies, the researchers were able to suppress the virus for three years in one monkey and for extended periods in two others.