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Karen C. Young, M.D., is the seventh recipient of the Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research.

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Karen C. Young, M.D., is the seventh recipient of the Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research.

UM Neonatologist Wins Micah Batchelor Award

Karen Young, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology, is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research. She received the award during a ceremony on the medical campus last night.

Dr. Young plans to use the $300,000 grant that accompanies the award to study how stem cells become lung cells. Her winning proposal aims to research and identify the factors that cause impaired development of lung cells in premature infants.

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From left, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., UM President Donna E. Shalala, and Steven Falcone, M.D.

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From left, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., UM President Donna E. Shalala, and Steven Falcone, M.D.

Dolphins Cycling Challenge Benefits Research at Sylvester

Joined by Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and UM Senior Vice President for Business and Finance Joe Natoli, more than 315 cyclists took part in this past weekend’s inaugural, tri-county Dolphins Cycling Challenge, raising over $400,000 for cancer research and treatment at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center Marks 20th Annual Great American Smokeout

Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., spoke at the Great American Smokeout on the medical campus on November 18. The annual gathering, held in Alamo Park, encourages people to quit smoking for the day in the hopes they will kick the habit for good. Dean Goldschmidt reminded the crowd of the health benefits of not smoking.

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Norman and Irma Braman, Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D., and Joyce Slingerland, M.D., Ph.D., gather for the ribbon cutting at the new Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute research headquarters.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Norman and Irma Braman, Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D., and Joyce Slingerland, M.D., Ph.D., gather for the ribbon cutting at the new Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute research headquarters.

Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute Unveils New Labs

A new era in breast cancer research was unveiled as the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated new research laboratories for the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute.

The event took place at the Miller School’s Biomedical Research Building, now home of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute’s research headquarters, where some 90 guests toured the facilities on Tuesday to see firsthand how scientists and clinicians are working together to advance breast cancer research, treatment and care.

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Catherine Willis, M.D.

Catherine Willis, M.D.

Longtime UM/Jackson Physician Passes Away

A physician who spent more than three decades on the UM/Jackson medical campus, dating back to her days as a Miller School medical student, has died at the age of 56. Catherine Willis, M.D., passed away Tuesday, November 16, after a brief illness.

Dr. Willis graduated from medical school in 1982 and did her residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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