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Capping off University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala’s last commencement ceremony on May 9, Stuart Miller, chair of UM’s Board of Trustees and of the UM Miller School of Medicine Momentum2 campaign, announced a “breakthrough” gift of $55 million. The gift from longtime UM supporters, the Miller family, was greeted with cheers by the medical school graduates, faculty, families and friends.
Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., was honored with the Education/Advocacy Award at the 2015 United HomeCare Annual Dinner on May 14. The award is one of the Claude Pepper Awards — named for the late U.S. Senator from Florida who fought for the rights and the welfare of the elderly and the poor — given out at the dinner each year to celebrate the achievements of exceptional individuals who exemplify Pepper’s spirit and ideals.
A team of researchers from the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Subcutaneous Surgery had a strong presence at the recent annual meeting of the Wound Healing Society and Symposium of Advanced Wound Care. The department is a national leader in the field, a standing that was demonstrated by some of the honors earned at the meeting.
Six Miller School of Medicine physician-scientists were recognized for their contributions to cancer research and treatment as part of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 16th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session on May 15. It was the first time multiple faculty awards have been part of the program.
Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., was honored with the Johann Jacob Wepfer Award at the 24th annual European Stroke Conference. The award is presented annually to a scientist whose outstanding scientific work in the field of cerebrovascular diseases significantly contributes to knowledge about treatment of acute stroke.
In response to the growing presence of tropical diseases in South Florida, University of Miami physicians in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Program have started an exchange initiative that gives students, residents, and fellows first-hand exposure to medicine in Latin America and the Caribbean where cases such as dengue, malaria, and chikungunya are more prevalent.
Less than an hour after formally receiving their Doctor of Medicine degrees during Commencement on May 9, four Miller School of Medicine graduates stepped forward to complete another commitment. They were sworn into the United States military to continue their medical training as members of the armed forces.
A research team led by Professor Per-Olof Berggren, Ph.D., an adjunct Professor and Mary Lou Held Chair at the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has revealed new evidence in mice on a mechanism that contributes to failure and death of the insulin-producing beta cells during development of diabetes. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
New-Onset AF Linked to Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Higher Maintenance of Sinus Rhythm 05.26.2015
Atrial fibrillation (AF) remains the most common cardiac arrhythmia particularly among the elderly population. In contrast to paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, “new-onset” atrial fibrillation is defined as a first episode of atrial fibrillation, without prior episodes at any time in the past, documented by an ECG or rhythm strip, physician, or patient report.