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Dean Edward Abraham, M.D., speaks to parents and incoming freshmen at the Medical Parents Association orientation dinner.

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Medical Parents Association Welcomes the Class of 2021

The Medical Parents Association (MPA) held an orientation dinner August 9 to welcome the Class of 2021 – and their proud parents – to their first year at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

“I can tell you from first-hand experience that your daughter or son stands on the threshold of an incredible adventure,” said Vicky Egusquiza, M.D. ’87, whose three sons have attended the Miller School. Along with Ani Martinez, BGS ’15, and Lourdes Sanjenis, M.D., MBA ’96, Egusquiza is co-president of the MPA. “Over the next four years, the knowledge and skills they learn here will build a strong foundation for rewarding careers in medicine.”

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How to Watch the Great American Solar Eclipse without Damaging Your Vision

The first complete solar eclipse to span the United States in 99 years will occur on Monday, August 21. If you plan to join the millions of people viewing the sight of the century, it is important to protect your eyes. Rule No. 1: Never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection — even for a few minutes. You can seriously damage your vision.

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Taste is the

Miller School Researchers Pursue Answers to the Mysteries of Taste

Why do we eat what we eat? As obvious as it may sound, the strongest determinant, other than availability, is taste. Our reaction to taste — a range of responses from yum to yuck — is often instantaneous yet highly personalized. So we eat what we like, but why do we like what we like? And personal preferences aside, does taste really matter? For two researchers at the Miller School of Medicine, the answer is yes.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked Nation’s #1 in Ophthalmology for 16th Time

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has again been ranked as the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S News & World Report in its Best Hospitals edition. It is the 14th year in a row and the 16th time that Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked Number One since the publication began surveying U.S. physicians for its annual rankings.

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Sylvester Joins Elite Precision Medicine Group

The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), a prestigious group representing innovators, scientists, patients, providers and payers, has invited Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to join its membership. “The invitation signifies their recognition of our strong work in this area,” said Jonathan C. Trent, M.D., Ph.D., Sylvester’s director of precision medicine.

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From left, Preetha Kamath, Inna Granovsky, Dr. Paolo Romanelli, Madeline Lederer and Karishma Desai.

UM Students, Faculty Share Dermatology Experiences at University of Pisa

Karishma Desai and Madeline Lederer, second-year students at the Miller School of Medicine, broadened their clinical dermatology experiences this summer through an externship program with the University of Pisa in Italy. “During our month in Pisa we engaged in hands-on care, learned a great deal about wound healing and were even given the option of rotating through other fields of medicine as well,” said Lederer.

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