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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., highlighted academic, clinical and financial successes at the town hall meeting.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., highlighted academic, clinical and financial successes at the town hall meeting.

Dean Goldschmidt Details Progress at Town Hall Meeting

In a light-hearted opening of his May 4 town hall meeting, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., told the audience that, the last time he checked, the average lifespan of a dean at most academic institutions was three years. Then Dean Goldschmidt, who recently completed his fifth year at the helm of the Miller School and UHealth – University of Miami Health System, credited and thanked faculty and staff for his many accomplishments.

“We need to be proud of what we have been doing and all that we have accomplished together,” he said.

Before chronicling the remarkable progress and acknowledging the areas in need of improvement, Dean Goldschmidt also encouraged the faculty, staff and students gathered in the Lois Pope LIFE Center seventh-floor auditorium to provide feedback on his leadership and the health system’s progress.

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Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health Center

Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health Center

Chevron Corporation Helps Family Medicine Promote Patient Self-Management of Chronic Diseases

The Miller School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health received a $100,000 gift from Chevron Corporation to encourage patients in Miami’s Overtown and Little Haiti communities to take a more participatory role in managing their own health care—especially in the face of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

For eight years, the department has operated a community-based outreach program through Jackson Health System’s Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health Center, which provides medical care to patients across Miami-Dade County.

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Project: New Born members include, from left, Bella Goldstein, Peggy Banick, Schatzi Kassal, Lola Jacobson, Sandy Rattner and Joslynn Drucilla Miller

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Project: New Born members include, from left, Bella Goldstein, Peggy Banick, Schatzi Kassal, Lola Jacobson, Sandy Rattner and Joslynn Drucilla Miller

Pediatrics Celebrates Dedication of Newly Named NICU

Matteo Vicencio was a friend of Schatzi Kassal long before the neonatal intensive care unit at Holtz Children’s Hospital was renamed in her honor. “We had known Schatzi, and some of the doctors who would later help save Matteo’s life, long before we decided to start a family,” says Matteo’s mother Abby. “But our obstetrician practiced at a different hospital, so that’s where we headed when I started having contractions six weeks before my due date.”

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Jonathan McLean, EMT-P, teaches children how to identify and check for vital signs at the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education.

Jonathan McLean, EMT-P, teaches children how to identify and check for vital signs at the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education.

Department of Surgery Wows Youngsters During Bring Your Child to Work Day

The Department of Surgery hosted 40 children on April 28 for a special Bring Your Child to Work Day. The day kicked off with breakfast and an introduction by Rafic Warwar, vice chair of administration.

The activities got underway with a tour of the UWellness Center and Programs and the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, where the kids experienced an emergency medicine simulation, used stethoscopes and learned how to administer CPR.

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Flanked by Rubén Quintero, M.D., left, and Eftichia Kontopoulos, M.D., right, are Lisa Enriquez-Garcia and Armando Garcia with their daughter Lourdes, who was treated in utero, and her big sister Adriana.

Flanked by Rubén Quintero, M.D., left, and Eftichia Kontopoulos, M.D., right, are Lisa Enriquez-Garcia and Armando Garcia with their daughter Lourdes, who was treated in utero, and her big sister Adriana.

Fetal Surgeons Reunite with Patients Treated in the Womb

Fetal surgeons Rubén Quintero, M.D., and Eftichia Kontopoulos, M.D., were reunited with children they treated in the womb at an April 30 event on Jungle Island.

The Fetal Reunion, sponsored by Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UHealth – University of Miami Health System, provided a unique opportunity for physicians and their team to get to know the children who received life-saving surgery while still developing in their mothers’ wombs.

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Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.

Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.

Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy to Present Epidemiology and Public Health Grand Rounds

Pressure is growing to deliver and transform health care services as efficiently and effectively as possible. In response, the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health will host a special Grand Rounds on Wednesday, May 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education Broad-Bussel Auditorium, located on the first floor of the Clinical Research Building. Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present “Improving Human Health Through Research and Innovation.”

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