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Eric Chavoustie celebrates with Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., upon learning he’s headed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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Eric Chavoustie celebrates with Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., upon learning he’s headed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Match Day Pairs the Class of 2011 to Top-Ranked Residency Programs

Emotions ran the gamut at the annual Match Day ceremony on Thursday when Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., called each of the 166 Miller School seniors to the stage to hand them the envelope that held their future. Alone, or with fiances, spouses, children, a nephew or a brother, they took to the stage with nervousness that often turned to elation. Some shouted or shed a few tears in joy as they opened the envelopes and learned where they would spend their residencies.

For two students who entered the match as a couple, Match Day also served as a public Jumbotron for love found amid coursework and clerkship. On the stage, Eyal Maidan nervously dropped to his knee, telling Elizabeth Ko: “I love you … and there is no match more important than the match with you.”

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Fourth Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium

The Miller School’s fourth annual Integrative Medicine Symposium will take place on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at the U Wellness Center and Programs. The Symposium will open with a keynote address by Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, and will feature more than 24 accredited presentations, dozens of demonstrations, and a number of food tasting tables. Topics will include acupuncture, clinical nutrition, massage therapy, Alzheimer’s disease, stem cells, integrative medicine clinical services, pain management, environmental toxicity, holistic nursing and more. This year the University of Miami’s faculty members involved in integrative medicine are featured during the event along with nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their field.

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From left, Ian McNiece, Ph.D., Juan Pablo Zambrano, M.D., Alan Heldman, M.D., and Joshua Hare, M.D.

From left, Ian McNiece, Ph.D., Juan Pablo Zambrano, M.D., Alan Heldman, M.D., and Joshua Hare, M.D.

UM Study First to Show Stem Cell Injections Reduce Heart Damage and Improve Function

Stem cell researchers have shown for the first time that stem cells injected into enlarged hearts reduced heart size, reduced scar tissue and improved function to injured heart areas. The findings, from a small trial conducted at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, are published in the March 17 issue of Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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From left are Joe Natoli, UM’s chief financial officer; Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.; former Governor Jeb Bush; James R. Berens, president of Wexford Science & Technology; and Michael Katz, president of MAMCO, the University's real estate arm.

From left are Joe Natoli, UM’s chief financial officer; Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.; former Governor Jeb Bush; James R. Berens, president of Wexford Science & Technology; and Michael Katz, president of MAMCO, the University's real estate arm.

Jeb Bush Visits UM Life Science & Technology Park

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who promoted the growth of Florida’s biotech industry during his two terms in office, toured the University’s burgeoning Life Science & Technology Park last week, giving the project a thumbs up.

“The Life Science Park will be South Florida’s intersection for discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship,’’ Bush said following a briefing by Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and CEO of UHealth, and Joe Natoli, Senior Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

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