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‘There’s something unique and valuable about teaching medical students early in their careers’ 08.04.2015

Alex J. Mechaber M.D., was five years old when he declared that he would someday become a doctor. Years later, while serving as chief resident at The George Washington University Hospital, the jovial internal medicine specialist would also discover his deep passion for teaching.

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Drs. Helen M. Bramlett and W. Dalton Dietrich Receive $2 million NIH Research Grant 08.04.2015

Helen M. Bramlett, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and psychology, and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., Scientific Director of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Senior Associate Dean for Discovery Science, and professor of neurological surgery, neurology and cell biology, have been awarded a five-year $2 million grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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Dr. Nipun Merchant Leads New Pancreatic Cancer Study 08.04.2015

Nipun Merchant, M.D., Vice Chair of Surgical Oncology Services and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a $300,000 grant from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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First Competency Assessment Exercises Held for Holy Cross Hospital Internal Medicine Residents 08.04.2015

A day of rigorous competency assessment exercises welcomed the first group of physicians entering the new internal medicine residency program at Holy Cross Hospital. The exercises were held July 8 at the Miller School of Medicine’s Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education.

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Pediatric Mobile Clinic Launches Verizon Obesity Intervention Program 08.04.2015

The UHealth – University of Miami Health System Pediatric Mobile Clinic has partnered with Verizon Wireless to launch a new anti-obesity program for Miami-Dade teens. The Verizon Obesity Intervention Program (VOIP) will feature clinical and research components through the use of Fitbit bracelets, Verizon phones and tablets, telehealth and a multidisciplinary healt

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Miller School Medical Students Collaborate with Provincial Minister of Health in Dominican Republic 08.04.2015

Through the support of the non-profit organization Medical Students in Action (MSA), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine M.D. and M.D./M.P.H. students met with the Dominican Republic’s Provincial Director of Health, Manuel Antonio Hilario Acevedo, M.D., in San Cristobal on July 10 to collaborate on the development of a community health worker program.

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After 16 Years of Blindness, ‘Bionic Eye’ Helps Bascom Palmer Patient See the Light 08.04.2015

Last November, Carmen Torres, who has retinitis pigmentosa — a genetic disease that causes progressive degeneration of the retina in both eyes — became the first patient in Florida, and only the 70th in the world, to receive the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, which provides electrical stimulation of the retina to induce visual perception.

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HRPP Accreditation Celebration – August 18 08.04.2015

The University of Miami’s Human Research Protection Program is hosting a celebration of its accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

UM Medical Alumni Association Launches Inaugural ‘Stethoscopes for Students’ Program 08.04.2015

The stethoscope is one of the most enduring symbols of the medical profession. To the patient, it signifies trust, compassion and hope. For those who have the privilege to wear one, it embodies knowledge, dedication and care.

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Dr. Jaime R. Merchan Selected for NIH Developmental Therapeutics Study Section 08.03.2015

Jaime R. Merchan, M.D., hematologist/oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been selected as a chartered member of the Developmental Therapeutics Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health. The six-year term began July 1.

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