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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards Grant to Miller School for Zika Virus Study 05.23.2016

A Miller School of Medicine researcher has received a large grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of the Zika virus in laboratory animals. David I. Watkins, Ph.D., professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pathology, will use the $821,000 grant to develop a model for rhesus macaques that can guide the development of diagnostic tools, vaccines and therapies in humans.

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Dr. Pascal J. Goldschmidt to Retire as Dean of the Miller School of Medicine 05.17.2016

Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., will retire as Dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at the end of May to follow his passion for international medicine. During a sabbatical, he will explore opportunities for the Miller School and UHealth in other countries and advise Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and CEO of UHealth, on international medical education.

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Dr. Thinh H. Tran Joins UHealth as Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer 05.17.2016

Thinh H. Tran, M.D., M.B.A., an accomplished hospital and health plan executive with a strong mix of clinical knowledge and operational skills, will be joining UHealth on June 1 as Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Tran comes from Baptist Health South Florida, where he has been Chief Medical and Quality Officer since 2007.

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Commencement Speakers Advise Miller School Graduates to Follow Their Passion to Serve 05.17.2016

University of Miami President Julio Frenk clearly recalls the day he chose a career in medicine. Speaking to the Miller School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 at the May 7 commencement ceremony at the BankUnited Center, Frenk said he originally considered becoming an anthropologist.

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Women in Academic Medicine Symposium Focuses on Creating Leadership Skills and Career Advancement 05.17.2016

The Women and Minority Leadership and Professional Development Symposium — a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary event sponsored by the Miller School of Medicine’s Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) organization — attracted more than 300 professionals on May 13 for a day of medical-career-oriented advice and inspiration at the University of Miami’s Shalala Student Center.

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Medical Students Reach Out Through Operation: Veteran Engagement 05.17.2016

In keeping with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s longstanding commitment to community service, a group of medical students has begun an initiative that reaches out to the senior veterans at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Their organization, Operation: Veteran Engagement (OVE), organizes weekly recreational activities at the Community Living Center at the Miami VA.

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New Clinical Trial for Liver Cancer Patients at Sylvester 05.17.2016

A new clinical trial for hepatocellular cancer, the most common form of liver cancer in the U.S., was recently launched at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System. The Phase II trial, led by Sylvester liver cancer specialist Lynn G. Feun, M.D., seeks to enroll hepatocellular cancer patients who have advanced, unresectable disease.

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David F. Ertel to Assume Top Financial and Strategy Positions at Miller School and UHealth 05.17.2016

David F. Ertel, M.B.A., M.P.H., the Chief Financial Officer of Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, has been named Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for Health Affairs. As CFO, Ertel will be responsible for the business systems of the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System.

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Registration Open for UHealth Sports Medicine’s 7th Annual Student Leadership Seminar 05.17.2016

The UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute will hold its 7th Annual Student Leadership Seminar on Friday, June 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Newman Alumni Center on UM’s Coral Gables campus. The seminar is an opportunity for high school students to participate in interactive discussions and activities to help them prepare for college and beyond.

Center on Aging Hosts Its First UM-Wide Poster Session 05.17.2016

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences’ Center on Aging hosted its first University-wide poster session on April 11. More than 50 faculty, post docs and fellows shared important research on cognition, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, novel technologies for assessing everyday functional performance, mental health access and related topics.

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