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Miller School of Medicine, Schoninger Research Quadrangle

Miller School of Medicine, Schoninger Research Quadrangle

Miller School Receives Highest Grade for Conflict of Interest Policy

The Miller School has become the first medical school in the state to receive an ‘A’ grade from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for its conflict of interest policies regarding interaction between students or faculty and the pharmaceutical industry, improving one letter grade from last year.

According to the AMSA PharmFree Scorecard, only 19 out of 152 U.S. medical schools received the highest mark, including such institutions as Johns Hopkins, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.

Calling the Miller School’s conflict of interest policy a model policy, AMSA said it “displays all outside activities by faculty on a publicly accessible website. Gifts (except to patients) and samples are prohibited, regardless of nature. Industry representatives may only meet with faculty by appointment. Responsibilities regarding compliance, and appropriate course of action for violation of policies is outlined.”

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt thanks the entire UChart team for their Herculean efforts.

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt thanks the entire UChart team for their Herculean efforts.

Dean Goldschmidt Thanks the UChart Team for Its Pioneering Work

Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt took time out of his busy schedule last week to personally thank the UChart team for moving UHealth’s multiple scheduling, billing and registration systems to UChart, ushering in a new era of patient safety and convenience. He said the team achievement is the medical equivalent of NASA sending a man to the moon.

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AMWA global fellows Bhavana Pendurthi, left, and Yuliya Tipograf.

AMWA global fellows Bhavana Pendurthi, left, and Yuliya Tipograf.

Miller School Students Awarded Global Health Fellowships

Two Miller School medical students are among the first recipients of a prestigious new fellowship in global health awarded by the American Medical Women’s Association.

Second-year student Bhavana Pendurthi, and Yuliya Tipograf, a first-year student, are among 11 women in the nation chosen for the AMWA’s inaugural Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellowship, a rigorous two-year program that includes a project to benefit a health clinic in Uganda. Fellows also commit to write for the AMWA global blog, participate in monthly conference calls and create a global health program.

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UHealth – Medical Provider of the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon—Call for Volunteers

For the past eight years, UHealth/Miller has been the official medical provider for the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. A team of more than 100 doctors, nurses, physical therapists and support staff donate their time in the medical tent and along the 26.2 mile marathon route to provide runners expert medical care.

The medical directors for this year’s marathon medical team will be Erin Wolff, M.D., assistant professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine, and Mark McKenney, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of surgery at University of Miami Hospital. If you are not participating in the marathon on Sunday, January 30, you can still be part of the marathon experience by volunteering at the Marathon Expo on Friday, January 28, from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive. This will be a great opportunity to promote our health system to the more than 18,000 runners expected to run the Marathon this year.

New Café on Medical Campus Offers Popular Lunch Choices and Extended Hours

After receiving valuable feedback from University employees and months of renovation, the space across from the Information Center on the first floor of University of Miami Hospital and Clinics has been transformed into a new café, which opened Monday, December 20.

Managed by Morrison Healthcare Food Services, the café offers a variety of hot and cold menu options, including a create-your-own burrito station, flatbread pizzas, sushi, sandwiches, salads, soups and more.

The café will be open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. University of Miami employees who show their UM ID will receive a 20 percent discount on food and beverage purchases.

An express café also is open on the ground floor of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, inside the courtyard entrance. The express location offers takeaway items, such as sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks, and will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Early Deadlines for Submissions

Because of the Christmas and New Year holidays, the deadline for the December 28 issue of e-Update is Wednesday December 22, and for the January 4 issue Wednesday, December 29, by noon.

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