The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed 196 third-year Miller School students from both the Miami and Regional Medical Campuses for the 23rd annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of students. More than 100 faculty and residents served as evaluators for the assessment.
Hoping to be in medicine one day, Alisa Sanchez isn’t waiting to make a difference in the health care field. The 16-year-old, who just graduated from Coral Gables Senior High School, recently made a donation to the Schatzi and Stanley Kassal Project: New Born Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center — the results of a successful bake sale she organized.
The Miller School of Medicine’s Mailman Center for Child Development collaborated with Special Olympics in a youth leadership summit, which took place June 3 at UM’s Donna E. Shalala Student Center. The purpose of the summit was to highlight the Unified Champion Schools program, which incorporates Special Olympics’ sports, leadership and related activities that empower youth to be change agents in their communities.
As he begins his adventure as dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Henri R. Ford, M.D., says he is “extraordinarily excited and at the same time humbled by this great privilege.” He is ready to break down silos, build bridges between research areas, and promote connectivity that will lead to the medical advances of tomorrow.
WayWay M. Hlaing, Ph.D., M.S., M.B.B.S., associate professor of public health sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE). The college is the credential-based professional organization dedicated to continued education and advocacy for epidemiologists in their efforts to promote public health.
Today, it’s possible to replace an aortic valve through an interventional cardiovascular procedure pioneered at the Miller School of Medicine in partnership with Clinica Angiografia de Occidente in Colombia. Since the first South Florida patient was treated in 2008, the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure has opened the door for patients from their 60s to their 90s to enjoy a much higher quality of life.
UHealth – the University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System collaborated with the Miller School’s Office of Graduate Medical Education and the Committee of Interns and Residents to hold the first Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Showcase on May 15. More than 40 posters were submitted by residents, faculty members and employees.
The director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Plantation, Alejandra Perez, M.D., has been appointed to serve on the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. ASCO is the world’s leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer.
Sylvester Breast Cancer Specialist Publishes Commentary in New England Journal of Medicine 06.04.2018
On June 4, The New England Journal of Medicine published an update to a large, international study of two clinical trials that examined the comparative survival rates for adjuvant therapies for hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer in premenopausal women. The journal’s editors turned to Marc E. Lippman, M.D., a breast cancer specialist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, to write an accompanying editorial.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, clinician-scientists from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s expanding state-funded Firefighter Cancer Initiative met with firefighters and paramedics at fire rescue departments throughout the greater Jacksonville area, and presented an overview of their research and cancer screening projects.