Capping off University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala’s last commencement ceremony on May 9, Stuart Miller, chair of UM’s Board of Trustees and of the UM Miller School of Medicine Momentum2 campaign, announced a “breakthrough” gift of $55 million. The gift from longtime UM supporters, the Miller family, was greeted with cheers by the medical school graduates, faculty, families and friends.
Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., was honored with the Education/Advocacy Award at the 2015 United HomeCare Annual Dinner on May 14. The award is one of the Claude Pepper Awards — named for the late U.S. Senator from Florida who fought for the rights and the welfare of the elderly and the poor — given out at the dinner each year to celebrate the achievements of exceptional individuals who exemplify Pepper’s spirit and ideals.
A team of researchers from the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Subcutaneous Surgery had a strong presence at the recent annual meeting of the Wound Healing Society and Symposium of Advanced Wound Care. The department is a national leader in the field, a standing that was demonstrated by some of the honors earned at the meeting.
Six Miller School of Medicine physician-scientists were recognized for their contributions to cancer research and treatment as part of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 16th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session on May 15. It was the first time multiple faculty awards have been part of the program.
Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., was honored with the Johann Jacob Wepfer Award at the 24th annual European Stroke Conference. The award is presented annually to a scientist whose outstanding scientific work in the field of cerebrovascular diseases significantly contributes to knowledge about treatment of acute stroke.