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JoAnn Trybulski, Ph.D., ANP-BC, DPNAP

JoAnn Trybulski, Ph.D., ANP-BC, DPNAP

Chief Nursing Officer Appointed to Florida Board of Nursing

University of Miami Hospital’s chief nursing officer, JoAnn Trybulski, Ph.D., ANP-BC, DPNAP, has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Board of Nursing. As one of 13 board members, Trybulski will play an integral role in healthcare regulation and the ever-changing healthcare environment.

“I am honored and privileged to be appointed to the board,” said Trybulski, who joined UMH from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences earlier this year. “It’s such an exciting time for the nursing profession, and the opportunity to contribute to developments that will help shape the future of healthcare is amazing.”

An expert in primary care who co-edited the award-wining textbook Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, the first primary care textbook written by both physicians and nurse practitioners, Trybulski is now focused on building innovative critical infrastructure, systems and collaborative teams at UHealth to improve care for patients and their families.

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Derek B. Covington, M.D., monitors marathon swimmer Diana Nyad from the support vessel as Nyad makes her historic journey from Cuba to Key West.

Derek B. Covington, M.D., monitors marathon swimmer Diana Nyad from the support vessel as Nyad makes her historic journey from Cuba to Key West.

Miller School Team Supports Diana Nyad’s Marathon Swim

When Diana Nyad stepped onto the beach at Key West on the afternoon of September 2 after completing her historic 53-hour swim from Cuba, few were cheering harder than her volunteer medical team from the Miller School of Medicine.

“We were all ready in case Diana passed out, but she stood up and gave a ‘V for victory’ sign as everyone cheered her remarkable achievement,” said John Kot, M.D., voluntary assistant professor of anesthesiology, who accompanied Nyad on her escort boat with Derek B. Covington, M.D., third-year anesthesiology resident. “She is an amazing woman.”

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Barbara Lutz, RN, research assistant in Rehabilitation Medicine, shows Robert Berelos strengthening exercises at the Clinical Research Center for UM’s Shoulder Pain and Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Study.

Barbara Lutz, RN, research assistant in Rehabilitation Medicine, shows Robert Berelos strengthening exercises at the Clinical Research Center for UM’s Shoulder Pain and Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Study.

CTSI Establishes Network of Clinical Research Professionals to Support Workforce

Working tirelessly behind the scenes of breakthrough clinical research at the University of Miami are teams of professionals who play a vital role in advancing quality research that improves the lives of patients. These support staffers include research nurses, coordinators and others of varying backgrounds and expertise who interact with study participants, gather data and navigate regulatory processes.

Recognizing this workforce as a critical component to clinical investigations at UM, the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has created the Network of Clinical Research Professionals (NCRP), an organization dedicated to developing education, training, career development, and networking opportunities for research support staff. The group’s next meeting is scheduled for September 17.

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Working with the Juanfe Foundation’s Teenage Mothers Program, M.P.H. student Daniella Orihuela holds 6-month-old Camila.

Working with the Juanfe Foundation’s Teenage Mothers Program, M.P.H. student Daniella Orihuela holds 6-month-old Camila.

Inspired Student’s M.P.H. Project Takes Her to Colombia to Address Infant

Spurred on by a desire to create lasting change in her native South America, Daniella Orihuela recently spent a month as the first Miller School Master of Public Health student to team with a growing foundation in Cartagena, Colombia, that works to reduce infant mortality and teen pregnancy and break the cycle of poverty. For Orihuela, the chance to complete the field portion of her M.P.H. Capstone Project working with the Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation (Juanfe) was a special experience.

“I had always wanted to work with maternal/child health, so just seeing the type of amazing work being done by the foundation really inspired me,” Orihuela said. “I got to be a witness to all of it.”

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TeamUM Kicks Off 2013 United Way Campaign

With a goal of raising more than $1 million and increasing the employee participation rate by 5 percent, the University of Miami has launched its 2013 United Way Campaign, a nearly three-month-long drive aimed at improving the education, financial stability, and health of children and families in the local community.

“UM has stepped up to the plate to support the United Way for almost four decades,” said Nerissa E. Morris, Vice President for Human Resources, who is chairing the campaign for a second straight year. “Last year we raised more than $1 million for the United Way of Miami-Dade, and this year we’ve got our sights set on doing it again.”

Steven F. Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Executive of the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs, will head up the Miller School’s component of the United Way Campaign.

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