Miller School Researcher Co-Authors Statement about Hypertension’s Impact on Cognitive Function 12.02.2016
Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, recently joined with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from 11 other institutions to produce a scientific statement for the American Heart Association about the impact of hypertension on cognitive function.
Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, and molecular and cellular pharmacology, Co-Director of Novel Methods for the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Associate Director of the M.D./Ph.D. Program, has been named Chief of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
For years, while a student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Hansel Tookes fought the Florida legislature to pass the first law in the state that would allow drug users to exchange used needles for clean ones in an effort to combat HIV transmission among at-risk groups.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Dean’s Diversity Council has created a diversity and inclusion statement that outlines the school’s values and goals and is designed to be used as a guide for departments, centers and other units of the school.
When University of Miami President Julio Frenk delivered his inauguration speech on January 29, one of the ambitious ideas he put forth was “the development of a major innovation hub with hemispheric scope” — a challenge for which he said the University was uniquely positioned. Strengthened by a new partnership and directed by a new strategy, UM is setting off on the path to meet Frenk’s challenge.
Hundreds of community leaders, University of Miami trustees and administrators, donors and other dignitaries helped dedicate The Lennar Foundation Medical Center on the Coral Gables campus on November 18, ushering in a new world of health care imagined and realized by the University of Miami Health System.
The Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) has been awarded a prestigious contract for the Production Assistance for Cellular Therapies (PACT) - Cell Processing Facilities from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. ISCI was selected from the country’s most qualified applicants, and will play a key role in the manufacturing of stem cells and in furthering stem cell research in the U.S.
Medical Student Danyelle Thomas Named Recipient of National Medical Fellowships Cadbury Award 11.21.2016
Danyelle Thomas, a fourth-year M.D./M.P.H. student, has received the National Medical Fellowships William and Charlotte Cadbury Award. The award was presented on November 14 at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting in Seattle. It is given to fourth-year medical students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, leadership and potential for significant contributions to medicine.
Sylvester and Florida Panthers Celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Partnership with $25,000 Donation 11.15.2016
November has been an exciting month if you are a Florida Panthers fan or a cancer fighter or survivor. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has been honored to be the official Hockey Fights Cancer partner of the Panthers this year and announced a $25,000 donation for cancer research during a check presentation at the last Hockey Fights Cancer game on November 12.
Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., professor and chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief for the University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health, was honored as a Rutgers 250th Anniversary Fellow last Thursday at the culmination of a year-long celebration at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.