Growing up in San Diego, Victor Martinez wanted to be an athlete. Unfortunately, his body had other ideas, and a series of injuries led him to be the first patient through the doors of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center when it opened on December 5. As a high school wrestler, Martinez injured both of his shoulders, and during the first football game of his senior year, he suffered a serious injury to his left knee.
Nicolas Acquavella, M.D., is a board-certified medical oncologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System. He focuses on providing innovative and advanced treatment options to patients with advanced and metastatic melanoma. Here, he discusses unique treatments on the horizon.
Miller School Leadership, Faculty and Students Prepare for High-Stakes Accreditation Visit 01.18.2017
A year and a half of hard work and significant changes to prepare the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for reaccreditation culminates in a visit by the national Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in early February. The team of site visitors will have already reviewed data from a 380-page report from the Miller School when they arrive on February 5.
For Leonard Buller, M.D., an orthopaedic surgery resident, inspiration last year came not only from inside an operating room but also at an elevation high above sea level, tucked into a monastery in the Himalayan Mountains. There he met with monks who have dedicated their life to prayer, amidst a culture that stresses happiness, kindness, and conser¬vation. It was an education not found in any textbook.
Charlotte S. Barrett, M.B.A., Assistant Vice President of Health Information Integrity at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
Steven J. Gedde, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, received the 2016 Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago. The award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding residency program director in ophthalmology.
Megan Schwarte Recognized as ‘Rising Star’ by Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 01.10.2017
Megan Schwarte, a senior auditor in the Office of Audit and Advisory Services, received the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors’ Rising Star Award, which honors an AHIA member who embodies the future of the profession through excellence in health care internal auditing. A professional association with almost 1,600 members, the AHIA is dedicated to the advancement of the health care internal auditing profession.
The Strange Double Life of Dab2 — the Cancer Protein that Also Plays a Role in Fat Storage 01.10.2017
Sometimes proteins do a lot more than we expect. Dab2, for example, has long been linked to cancer. The molecule is associated with a chain of signaling proteins called the Ras-MAPK pathway. In many cancers, elements of Ras-MAPK mutate and start telling cells to grow uncontrollably.
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention month. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with Jackson Health System, is making groundbreaking strides in filling a critically unmet need in the area of human trafficking. Throughout the month the health system will also collaborate with various partners to host events geared at educating and spreading human trafficking awareness.
The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, which opened on UM’s Coral Gables campus on December 5, is now providing an alternative for Miami-Dade County residents who want the world-class patient care provided by UHealth – the University of Miami Health System — but want it closer to home.