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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, and Gabriel Schreiber, dean of Ben Gurion University's medical school, formalize their collaboration as Governor Rick Scott and Amos Drory, vice president for external relations at BGU, watch.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, and Gabriel Schreiber, dean of Ben Gurion University's medical school, formalize their collaboration as Governor Rick Scott and Amos Drory, vice president for external relations at BGU, watch.

Dean Goldschmidt Joins Governor Scott on Trade Mission to Israel

Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., joined Florida Governor Rick Scott last month on a trade mission to Israel aimed at attracting Israeli companies to Florida and fostering stronger ties between the Sunshine State and the Jewish state.

For Dean Goldschmidt, who, together with the Miller School’s Joseph Rosenblatt and Michael Lewis, has visited Israel several times to forge collaborations with Israel’s newest medical school, the trade mission provided the chance to become better acquainted with the governor, and help him learn more about Israel and the opportunities beneficial to both Israel and Florida.

“The governor is interested in the impressive bio-tech and bio-med growth of Israel and wanted to benefit from the interaction with those of us who have an established relationship with Israel,” said Dean Goldschmidt, who is also Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and CEO of UHealth.

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From left, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Fred F. Telischi, M.D., professor and chair of otolaryngology, UM President Donna E. Shalala, Barton G. Weiss, and Thomas Balkany, M.D., announce the  gift for the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Cochlear Implant Family Resource Center in April 2010.

From left, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Fred F. Telischi, M.D., professor and chair of otolaryngology, UM President Donna E. Shalala, Barton G. Weiss, and Thomas Balkany, M.D., announce the gift for the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Cochlear Implant Family Resource Center in April 2010.

South Florida Family Benefits from Ear Institute Gift

Janet De Las Cuevas first noticed something odd in her son Edmund when he was about three months old. “He wasn’t reacting to the sound of a dog barking or when we’d call his name,” she says. “By five or six months, we knew something was wrong.”

Edmund’s father, Phillip Polinski, says the news was tough to bear. “I remember the car ride home, realizing that my child is not in the same category as normal kids anymore.”

This young couple, like thousands of parents across the U.S. each year, learned their child was profoundly deaf. Edmund was so hearing impaired that he needed cochlear implants. Hearing aids would have no effect.

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From left, Teresa Glynn, D.P.T., PT, Sergio Guerreiro, Au.D., W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., and Eugene R. Hershorin, M.D., answer questions at UHealth at Kendall.

From left, Teresa Glynn, D.P.T., PT, Sergio Guerreiro, Au.D., W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., and Eugene R. Hershorin, M.D., answer questions at UHealth at Kendall.

UHealth at Kendall Touts Convenience and Services at Community Forum

Residents of south Miami-Dade County had the chance to learn more about the services – and the convenience – offered at UHealth at Kendall at a meet-and-greet session held there on January 25.

The event featured a panel discussion hosted by Ellen Jaffe, afternoon host for 101.5 LITE FM Radio, exhibit tables by several UHealth departments and free blood pressure, bone density and UHealth Aware screenings.

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James F. Sallis, Ph.D.

James F. Sallis, Ph.D.

“Obesity Warrior” James Sallis, Ph.D., Speaks February 6 at the Miller School

James F. Sallis, Ph.D., the Distinguished Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, who is so respected for his work in obesity that Time magazine dubbed him the “obesity warrior,” will share scientific and practical expertise with UM faculty and staff at a noon seminar on February 6.

The one-hour seminar, “Building Active Communities: Research to Advance Policy and Practice,” is being presented by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. It will be held in the first-floor auditorium of the Miller School’s Clinical Research Building.

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Performance Evaluation Cycle Begins February 1

The annual performance evaluation cycle for staff will run from February 1 through April 27. All employees must be evaluated during this period, and supervisors should submit the completed evaluations directly to their Human Resources representative no later than April 30.

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Call for Volunteers for the 2012 Brain Fair

Are you interested in teaching? Consider volunteering for just a few hours at the 2012 Brain Fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Avenue.

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Funding and Research

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