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Editorial Highlights Study Associating Diet Drinks with Stroke and Dementia 04.20.2017

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., professor and chairman of Neurology and Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, served as senior author of a companion editorial to a study that associates artificially sweetened beverages with stroke and dementia. The study findings and Sacco’s editorial were published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

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Compassionate Medical Students Elected to Gold Humanism Honor Society 04.20.2017

Third-year M.D./M.P.H. student Armando Alvarez hadn’t considered a career as a physician until his sophomore year of college. “I actually started volunteering at San Juan Bosco Clinic and that’s where I started falling in love with medicine,” Alvarez said. On April 17, years after that first experience, Alvarez was one of 30 Miller School students welcomed into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

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Department of Neurology Celebrates Milestones 04.19.2017

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Neurology’s leadership, faculty, and supporters recently celebrated 55 years of excellence during an anniversary celebration at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Since its founding in 1962, the Department of Neurology has become a national and international powerhouse providing world-class care in the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders.

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Dr. Daniel Gologorsky Receives Resident Excellence Award 04.19.2017

Daniel Gologorsky, M.D., M.B.A., a third-year resident at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the 2017 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation Resident Excellence Award. He received the award for exemplary performance in research, patient care, leadership and education.

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Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah Joins Cardiology Team at UHealth 04.18.2017

Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D., one of the nation's leading cardiologists, has joined the University of Miami Health System as Medical Director of UHealth Cardiology, Fort Lauderdale. Zachariah, a board-certified internal medicine and cardiology physician who specializes in cardiology, cardiac catheterization, and interventional cardiology, has performed more than 30,000 heart catheterizations and interventional procedures.

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Miller School of Medicine Wins the Madness in March Giving Challenge 04.17.2017

Thanks to a strong showing by alumni, the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine took first place in one of the two categories in UM’s Madness in March giving challenge.

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Study Finds Gunshot Wound Injuries Occur Primarily in Miami-Dade’s Poor, Black Neighborhoods 04.17.2017

Gunshot wound injuries in Miami-Dade County are clustered in predominantly poor, black neighborhoods, according to a new study from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Hispanic Chamber Honors Two Health Care Leaders 04.13.2017

Two University of Miami Health System professionals -- Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., and Gissette Onorato -- were recently honored by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for their community leadership.

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UHealth Surgeons Perform Liver Transplant on 11-year-old Whose Father is Set to Deploy 04.11.2017

University of Miami Health System surgeons have performed a lifesaving liver transplant on a little girl who is about to say goodbye to her father. Eleven-year-old Victoria Rojas, whose father will be deployed overseas shortly, received word that she had a match just seven days after her father returned home from a previous deployment.

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Dr. Gaetano Ciancio Receives Outstanding Teaching Award from UM Faculty Senate 04.10.2017

The Miller School of Medicine’s Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., MBA, a renowned transplant surgeon, received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Miami Faculty Senate on April 3.

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