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Architect’s rendering of planned UHealth facility on Coral Gables campus.

Architect’s rendering of planned UHealth facility on Coral Gables campus.

University of Miami Health System Brings UHealth to Coral Gables Campus

The University of Miami Health System has announced plans for a 200,000-square-foot ambulatory center on the University’s Coral Gables campus that will provide easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians for students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities.

The UHealth at Coral Gables facility will deliver premier services of the Miller School of Medicine, including specialty care by the renowned Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranked the No. 1 eye hospital in the nation for the past 10 years. The facility will also include urgent care, out-patient surgery, men’s and women’s health, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology and other UHealth subspecialties.

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Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D.

Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D.

Study Probes Why Hispanics Live Longer

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the Hispanic Community Health Study Data Book , based on the largest, most comprehensive study ever conducted on Hispanic health in the U.S. Among the questions being addressed by the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (SOL) are why Hispanics in the U.S. live longer than non-Hispanic whites (83 vs. 79 years) and whether this trend will continue. The NIH in conjunction with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health is also releasing a report, About Our Health, that will be distributed to the 16,415 men and women who participated in SOL, including 4,087 participants from Miami-Dade County.

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Donor Jeri L. Wolfson with, left to right, Ali Habashi; Eugene R. Schiff, M.D.; Arthur H. Hertz; Mark T. O’Connell, M.D.; Robert Schwartz, M.D.; Rimsky Denis, M.P.H., M.B.A.; and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Donor Jeri L. Wolfson with, left to right, Ali Habashi; Eugene R. Schiff, M.D.; Arthur H. Hertz; Mark T. O’Connell, M.D.; Robert Schwartz, M.D.; Rimsky Denis, M.P.H., M.B.A.; and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Wolfson Foundation Donations Benefit Medical Research and Education

The Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation is continuing its tradition of generosity in supporting medical research and education. On February 17, foundation trustee Jeri L. Wolfson presented the Miller School with two checks totaling $486,000. She was accompanied by Arthur H. Hertz, who is a Wolfson Foundation trustee as well as a UM trustee.

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Surrounded by patients at alex’s place and Miami Marlins players, Julio Barredo, M.D., center in white coat, celebrates a donation from the Marlins Foundation, presented by Derek A. Jackson, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel of the Marlins, right.

Surrounded by patients at alex’s place and Miami Marlins players, Julio Barredo, M.D., center in white coat, celebrates a donation from the Marlins Foundation, presented by Derek A. Jackson, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel of the Marlins, right.

Miami Marlins Hit a Grand Slam with Young Patients at alex’s place

Armed with red carnations for the parents and Marlins giveaways for kids, five Miami Marlins and Manager Mike Redmond paraded into alex’s place on Friday, February 14, to bring a little cheer to the young patients. Billy the Marlin was also in tow, spreading smiles across the faces of everyone in the pediatric oncology clinic at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Fourth-year Miller School student Roma Mehta leads the Bollywood Beats dance group at the 2013 Cabaret show.

Fourth-year Miller School student Roma Mehta leads the Bollywood Beats dance group at the 2013 Cabaret show.

Miller School Students Prepare for 3rd Annual Cabaret March 8

The University of Miami family is cordially invited to the Miller School of Medicine’s 3rd Annual Cabaret, to be held Saturday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at the Manuel Artime Theater, 900 S.W. 1st Street, Miami. Started in 2012 by third-year M.D./M.P.H. student Rammy Assaf, the Cabaret is a performing and visual arts show that seeks to provide medical students and faculty with an opportunity to reconnect with passions outside the field of medicine and demonstrate their talents in the artistic realm. For the audience, it promises to be a very entertaining event.

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Okhee Lee-Salwen, Ph.D.

Okhee Lee-Salwen, Ph.D.

Faculty and Staff Support the U: Professor Emeritus Continues Her Support with Legacy Gift

Okhee Lee-Salwen, a professor in the School of Education and Human Development for 22 years, feels a profound sense of gratitude to the University of Miami.

When her husband, School of Communication Professor Michael B. Salwen, Ph.D., was stricken with cancer in 2001, his colleagues and students kept him active and engaged as he battled valiantly against the disease. Before Salwen passed away in 2007, he and Lee-Salwen decided to formally thank UM through a planned gift by including the University in their estate plans.

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