The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund research related to biological treatments and clinical diagnosis of patients with hearing loss. Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology, human genetics, biochemistry, and pediatrics will serve as principal investigator.
Only hours into her orientation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Isabella Ferre was thrilled to receive one of the most recognized symbols of the medical profession. The first-year medical student took the brand-new stethoscope out of the box that sat before her, and reflected on what it meant to wear the iconic medical device.
The Ph.D. Programs in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine held its New Graduate Student Orientation and White Coat Ceremony on August 13. The 39 new students learned about the support they will receive from faculty and mentors, and their access to collaborative groundbreaking research in labs, classrooms, workshops, student groups and professional development for career advancement.
As with any first day at a new school, Kirby Quinn, Class of 2022 had plenty of questions, and some jangled nerves, as she began her journey as a first-year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. But she was pleased that the school’s Medical Parents Association tried to smooth the way by answering her questions, as well as those her parents had, at its annual orientation dinner.
Moriane Joseph, ARNP, was excited to say hello to Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., the recently appointed dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “I have the greatest respect for his recovery work in Haiti after the terrible 2010 earthquake,” said Joseph, a nurse practitioner in the Division of Gastroenterology. “I am also of Haitian descent, and it is an honor to welcome him to our school.”