Led by the Miller School’s Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., a dozen experts in sudden cardiac arrest have issued a major report on pulseless electrical activity aimed at improving the dismal survival rate among the increasing number of people who suffer this mechanism of cardiac arrest that does not respond to defibrillation.
U Innovation, home of technology advancement at the University of Miami, is celebrating the first initial public offering (IPO) by a company to evolve from its mission to bring life-enhancing discoveries made by UM scientists to the marketplace. The company, Heat Biologics (NASDAQ: HTBX), raised $27 million to fund clinical trials for its proprietary, unique off-the-shelf ImPACT (Immune Pan Antigen Cytotoxic Therapy) vaccines.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute celebrated its XXXV Annual Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO) at the Intercontinental Miami on November 24-27. The four-day course was a tremendous success with 720 ophthalmologists from more than 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in attendance.
As the second phase of the Affordable Care Act takes effect next month, the School of Business Administration will host its third premier healthcare impact conference, featuring a keynote address by former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe. Faculty and staff can register for the January 17 conference at a reduced rate.
UM Hosts World AIDS Day Events in Overtown 12.10.2013
Led by Sonjia Kenya, Ed.D., assistant research professor of medicine, Miller School M.D./M.P.H. students and staff from the Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted several events in support of World AIDS Day December 2 at the Culmer Community Action Center in Overtown.
ICD-10 Transition Coming to UHealth 12.10.2013
ICD-10 is a new and much more complex system to code medical diagnoses, which will take effect across the country on October 1, 2014. Every service provided by UHealth will require a valid diagnosis code from this new system in order to bill and get paid. We are committed to properly planning, testing and implementing the necessary changes to be ready for ICD-10 and the impact it will have across our organization.
Lynette Estrada, Ed.D., knows the importance of the University of Miami’s academic medical programs both as a mother and a professional at the UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) in the Department of Psychology. Her 17-year-old son Lucas Martinez has an autistic disorder and has struggled with brain tumors much of his life.
Miller School Newsletter Holiday Schedule 12.10.2013
The December 17 issue of e-Update will be the last for 2013. There will be no newsletters on Tuesday, December 24, or Tuesday, December 31. Also, please note that the deadline for the January issue of MED is Thursday, January 2, at noon.
Employees can purchase tickets for select games.
Under the leadership of Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is coming of age at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.