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Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., accepts the Excellence in Medical Education Award.

Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., accepts the Excellence in Medical Education Award.

Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., Honored as ‘Hero in Medicine’ for Education

Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., professor of medicine and regional dean for medical education who has shaped medical education in Palm Beach County for the past six years, is the 2012 recipient of the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s Excellence in Medical Education Award.

One of the architects of the innovative curriculum at the Miller School’s regional campus, Lichtstein was honored this month at the society’s 2012 Heroes in Medicine Awards luncheon for his dedication to ensuring that medical students and residents in Palm Beach County receive the best training possible.

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David Loewenstein, Ph.D.

David Loewenstein, Ph.D.

David Loewenstein, Ph.D., Addresses NIH Summit on Alzheimer’s Disease

The Miller School’s David Loewenstein, Ph.D., was invited to speak at an international research summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute on Aging on the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

The goal of the “Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention,” held May 14-15 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, was to identify the research priorities and strategies needed to accelerate the development of successful therapies for Alzheimer’s across the disease continuum.

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Volunteering at the fair are, from left, Angelica Melillo, M.P.H., Booker T. Washington Vice Principal Edward Robinson and Becky Greenfield.

Volunteering at the fair are, from left, Angelica Melillo, M.P.H., Booker T. Washington Vice Principal Edward Robinson and Becky Greenfield.

Public Health Students’ Nutrition Program Springs into Overtown Health Fair

When Miller School M.P.H. students Angelica Melillo and Becky Greenfield reached out to Booker T. Washington High School, their aim was to create a sustainable cooking and nutrition program for the students just up the street from the medical campus. Little did they know the monthly program established by the Public Health Student Association would blossom into Overtown Springs into Health, the first of what they hope will become an annual health fair in partnership with the high school.

Held at the school May 12 and sponsored by Johnson and Johnson Lifescan, Overtown Springs into Health offered community residents free health screenings, as well as access to many diverse community resources.

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2012 Hurricane Season Begins June 1 – Download Your Copy of Hurricane Update Now

June 1 marks the beginning of the six-month 2012 hurricane season, and now is the time to prepare. Detailed information about hurricane preparedness, response and recovery for the medical campus is available in the 2012 issue of Hurricane Update. Please print a copy for your office and home.

One of the most critical preparedness steps is to make sure your contact and emergency information is correct and current in your MyUM profile. When warranted, the University may send emails, text messages, voice messages, and social media through the Emergency Notification Network (ENN).