From left, Board members Lawrence Feldman, Ph.D., and Lubby Navarro, Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, Marta Pérez Wurtz, Ph.D., J.D., Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, Romulo M. Cuy, M.D., Board member Raquel Regalado and Board Vice Chair Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall.

Miami-Dade School Board Recognizes Dr. Omaida C. Velazquez for Her Career Achievements

The Miami-Dade School Board on November 18 issued a proclamation recognizing Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and Chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, for her career achievements.

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A tree bearing the American flag is hoisted to the uppermost section of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center for the “topping off” ceremony. Video & Photo Gallery

UHealth at Coral Gables Marks Milestone: ‘Topping Off’ The Lennar Foundation Medical Center

On Friday, November 20, a large crane at the construction site of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, future home of UHealth at Coral Gables, hoisted a small pine tree and American flag up to the rooftop, “topping off” what will be the first presence of UHealth - the University of Miami Health System on the Coral Gables campus.

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From left, Nagi Ayad, Ph.D., Bryce Allen, Saurabh Mehta, Ph.D., and Stephan C. Schürer, Ph.D

Sylvester Researchers Use Powerful Screening Tools to Identify New Cancer-Inhibiting Compound

Using “big data” sets and powerful computational screening tools, researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified a compound that inhibits two different cellular targets in cancer. Their findings were recently published in Scientific Reports.

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Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, with E. Robert Schwartz, M.D. Video & Photo Gallery

Celebration Marks 50 Years of Family Medicine

Fifty years of medical achievements and memories were celebrated recently, as the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health marked a milestone. More than 100 people gathered at the Life Science and Technology Park on November 12 to mark five decades since the department became the first academic family medicine department in the United States.

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From left, David Zambrana, D.P.N., M.B.A., RN, Sebastian the Ibis, Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A. Video & Photo Gallery

UHealth Steps it Up for Miami-Dade Heart Walk

Wearing bright orange shirts emblazoned with the “U,” hundreds of people from UHealth - the University of Miami Health System showed their support for fighting heart disease in our community. More than 600 signed up to be part of Team UHealth and take part in the annual three-mile walk/run hosted by the Miami-Dade County chapter of the American Heart and Stroke Association at Museum Park in downtown Miami.

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