Ronan T. Swords, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and Director of the Leukemia Program at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received the Pap Corps Endowed Professorship in Leukemia. The endowment comes from The Pap Corps: Champions for Cancer Research, a volunteer organization that raises money solely for cancer research at Sylvester.
The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center took place last Thursday afternoon.
A team of researchers at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a community-based stress management intervention program improved the psychological adaptation of underserved black breast cancer survivors. They also found that an educational program providing post-treatment breast cancer health and wellness information had a similar effect.
The Miller School of Medicine has been awarded a $470,000 grant to be part of a multicenter clinical trial to evaluate an emerging treatment option for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an enlarged prostate, which affects more than 50 percent of men over age 50. With this approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the University of Miami will be one of just ten sites in the nation and the second site in South Florida.
Family Medicine Resident Receives National Honor from the American Academy of Family Physicians 10.28.2014
Nailah Adams, M.D., M.S., was recently honored with the prestigious American Academy of Family Physicians/Bristol-Meyers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.
If a resident participates in a service provided in a teaching setting, the teaching physician may not bill Medicare for such services unless the teaching physician is present during or personally performs the key portion(s) of any services for which payment is sought.
As a large institution spread out over several campuses, we often struggle to stay connected. With Workday, we will have access to tools that will facilitate new connections, including the Workday search feature which will allow faculty, staff and student employees to search for individuals by name, department or business function, making it much easier to locate contact information for colleagues.
Register now for the inaugural Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk and save $5 on the registration fee, which will benefit the Edna C. Shalala Women’s Athletics Fund.
As the Arsht Distinguished Speaker in Ethics, Alan I. Leshner told a full house of UM students, faculty, and invited guests last week that one should “never discuss floods with Noah in the audience,” a light-hearted reference to the fact that he is a scientist, not an ethicist. Yet, in an animated display of both humor and intellect, the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Each year’s United Way Campaign at the University of Miami is an opportunity to demonstrate your support for our UM mission of providing service that extends throughout our community. In addition to making your contribution through "MyUM":http://www.myum.miami.edu, UM’s 2014 United Way Campaign, which continues through November 28, also includes some unique ways to participate.