e-Update: News for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty and Staff

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Juliet Nissan, left, founder and director of Project SERVE, and co-director Samuel Beckerman

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Juliet Nissan, left, founder and director of Project SERVE, and co-director Samuel Beckerman

Project SERVE Dinners Teach Students About Health Disparities

The chicken-broccoli casseroles are bubbling in one oven and brownies are baking in another when Miller School student Stephen Freiberg gathers members of the William Harvey Academic Society in the kitchen at the Miami Ronald McDonald House.

“We’re not here just to cook dinner,’’ Freiberg, Class of 2013, reminds fellow students. “It’s a wonderful gesture, but anyone can do that. Tonight you will actually get to see the face of health disparities, and have the opportunity to touch the lives of families who are dealing with the illness of a child far from home, who may not have the opportunity to talk about what they’re going through. So, if you do nothing else, please be sure to sit down with them, and learn their story.’’

Every other Wednesday, Freiberg or another member of Project SERVE’s executive board, has similarly introduced the student-led organization that has created one of the most popular and valued volunteer experiences on campus.

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S. Barry Issenberg, M.D., seated, is flanked by Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, and mentor Michael Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.

S. Barry Issenberg, M.D., seated, is flanked by Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, and mentor Michael Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.

Barry Issenberg, M.D., Named First Gordon Chair in Medical Education

Surrounded by his wife, sons, parents, siblings, friends, colleagues, and UM Miller School leadership, S. Barry Issenberg, M.D., officially became the first occupant of the Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Chair in Medical Education earlier this month. Acknowledging Dr. Issenberg’s humility, his friend and mentor Michael Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, noted that his protégé was likely uncomfortable with the accolades he received over the course of the evening at the Coral Reef Yacht Club.

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From left are Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Archie Monroe, founding chair of the UM Hospital Board of Governors; UM President Donna E. Shalala; and Phillip T. George, M.D., chairman of the UM Board of Trustees.

From left are Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Archie Monroe, founding chair of the UM Hospital Board of Governors; UM President Donna E. Shalala; and Phillip T. George, M.D., chairman of the UM Board of Trustees.

Founding Chair of UM Hospital Board of Governors Honored

Archie Monroe, University of Miami trustee emeritus and founding chairman of the University of Miami Hospital Board of Governors, was honored at a brunch reception on December 15 at University of Miami Hospital for his years of service to the University and UHealth. “The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and University of Miami Hospital bring together a comprehensive network of leading-edge medical entities that represent an innovative brand of the best health care available anywhere,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School and CEO of UHealth. “When Cedars Medical Center became University of Miami Hospital in 2007, our vision to create a first-class medical institution became a reality. The growth that ensued since then would not have been possible without the vision of Archie Monroe.”

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World Fusion members, from left, Christopher Ranier, Alex Taits, Devin Ganesh and Sean Murphy play at the annual MEEM holiday concert.

World Fusion members, from left, Christopher Ranier, Alex Taits, Devin Ganesh and Sean Murphy play at the annual MEEM holiday concert.

MEEM Rocks the Quad with Holiday Concert

The quad doubled as a concert venue earlier this month when MEEM took to the tree-shaded stage and performed a medley of holiday favorites, pop remixes, and original works. MEEM, or Music Ensemble for the Enrichment of Medicine, a band of Miller School medical students hosted and participated in the December 17 showcase, which is free and held every December.

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Early Deadline for Submissions

Because of the New Year holiday, the deadline for the January 4 issue of e-Update is Wednesday, December 29, by noon.