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Miller School of Medicine, Schoninger Research Quadrangle

Miller School of Medicine, Schoninger Research Quadrangle

Miller School Moves Up In U.S. News Rankings

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has climbed two spots to Number 45 in the new edition of Best Graduate Schools published by U.S. News & World Report.

“Our continued rise for the past five years in the rankings is confirmation of the top-tier quality of our students and our education programs, and the groundbreaking research taking place at the Miller School of Medicine,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School and CEO of UHealth-University of Miami Health System. “In the years ahead we will continue to educate the very best physicians and scientists, who will help patients in South Florida and around the world in delivering and advancing the best health maintenance and disease management.”

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Robert Gailey, Ph.D., PT, helps a Haitian man take his first steps on his new prosthetic.

Robert Gailey, Ph.D., PT, helps a Haitian man take his first steps on his new prosthetic.

Miller School’s Physical Therapy Program Remains in the Top Ten

The Miller School’s physical therapy graduate program is one of the best in the nation and ranked Number 7, unchanged from last year, in the new edition of Best Graduate Schools published by U.S. News & World Report.

The program, evaluated based on peer assessment surveys conducted in the fall of 2007, has been consistently ranked in the top 10 since U.S. News began ranking physical therapy programs in 1995.

“The physical therapy faculty and students seek to be leaders in the physical therapy profession by constantly striving for excellence in clinical practice, scholarly activity and community service,” said Sherrill H. Hayes, Ph.D., PT, professor and chair of physical therapy. “It is gratifying to have our efforts recognized in this way.”

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UHealth continues to film new episodes of Breakthrough Medicine.

UHealth continues to film new episodes of Breakthrough Medicine.

Breakthrough Medicine is Back with Another Blitz

A Breakthrough Medicine blitz will begin on Saturday, March 19, with the rebroadcast of Weight-Loss Surgery: Embarking on a Life Saving Journey. The newest episode, Kidney Transplant: The Story of a Brother’s Ultimate Gift, will premiere on Saturday, April 9.

All episodes will air on WPLG-TV Local 10 at 7 p.m.

The Breakthrough Medicine series provides viewers the opportunity to go inside our university-based health system and share in the remarkable breakthroughs being made on our campus each day.

For more information on the series, please visit http://www.uhealthsystem.com/breakthrough.

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Miller School faculty and staff walked to raise funds and awareness for autism at Walk Now for Autism.

Miller School faculty and staff walked to raise funds and awareness for autism at Walk Now for Autism.

Miller School Raises Funds and Awareness for Autism

UHealth Pediatrics and the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics teamed up for Walk Now for Autism on Sunday, February 27, at JC Bermudez Park in Doral.

Nearly 70 walkers from both the Hussman Institute and UHealth Pediatrics raised $1,760 for Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to funding autism research.

The walk also raised community awareness about research conducted at the Hussman Institute on genetic factors associated with autism and autism spectrum disorders and the research-backed, multidisciplinary care provided to children and families at the Mailman Center for Child Development.

UHealth supported the Overtown event aimed at curbing violence among youth.

UHealth supported the Overtown event aimed at curbing violence among youth.

UHealth Helps Overtown Teens Say “CHILL” to Violence

Committed to reducing violence among teenagers, the University and the Miller School participated in the first “CHILL With the Violence Life Maze and Concert” held in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood last week. Presented by the Overtown Community Oversight Board Youth Committee, the full day of activities on March 6 featured workshops, presentations and exhibits by UHealth physicians and other health care professionals.

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The Marlins announced their presence on campus last week with a bigger-than-life batter.

The Marlins announced their presence on campus last week with a bigger-than-life batter.

Marlins to Distribute Family Night Tickets Again This Friday

The Florida Marlins will return to the Schoninger Research Quadrangle this Friday, March 18, and again on Friday, March 25, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to distribute tickets for the Sixth Annual University of Miami Family Night with the Marlins. The Marlins will face the Colorado Rockies at 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Sun Life Stadium.

All UM regular and contract employees are eligible for one ticket at no charge and three more for $1 apiece. Additional tickets are available for $7 each and discounted parking passes for $8, instead of the $10 game-day rate. Employees and their first three guests also will receive complimentary vouchers for a hot dog, chips and soda.

All purchases are cash only, and all employees must pick up their own tickets with a valid UM ID.

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