Amruta Dipen Parekh, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedics and medical director of the University of Miami Health System workers’ compensation clinic, was recently recognized at the annual “In Touch Excellence Awards Gala” for providing excellent care and service to patients in the workers’ compensation system.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery has opened a new clinic at 7000 S.W. 62nd Avenue in South Miami. Just a mile from the UM’s Coral Gables campus, it offers general dermatology services, as well as cosmetic and Mohs micrographic surgery.
As president of the Nurse Practitioner Council of Miami-Dade, Jessica MacIntyre, M.S.N., ARNP, director of clinical operations at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, accepted a proclamation from the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and the Office of the Mayor honoring all of the county’s nurse practitioners and declaring Nov. 12-18 Nurse Practitioner Week in Miami-Dade County. The week was celebrated nationally.
Holiday Decorating Safety Tips 11.27.2017
Do use UL-listed decorative lights, decorations and ornaments. Do use artificial holiday trees that are fire-resistant and place indoor trees away from traffic; do not block doorways. Do unplug all holiday lights when you leave the office for the day. Do remove all decorations, displays, lights and/or ornaments after the holiday event or prior to the University’s annual holiday closure.
University of Miami President Julio Frenk drew a dramatic, urgent picture of the United States’ deep connection to global health and the dangerous consequences of any possible retrenchment from the global arena as he delivered the 14th Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Endowed Lecture on Nov. 16.
Dr. Lee Kaplan Presented with The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine 11.21.2017
At a ceremony overlooking the University of Miami’s athletic fields, Lee D. Kaplan, M.D., chief of the University of Miami’s Division of Sports Medicine, became the first holder of The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine. Kaplan was presented with the chair at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center November 9 before family, friends, and colleagues.
MAVEN Project Telehealth Initiative to Improve Access to Specialty Care for Underserved Populations 11.21.2017
Throughout Miami-Dade County, patients without health insurance frequently face long waits for specialty care. But the collaborative MAVEN Project, launched Friday, November 17, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Mailman Center for Child Development, promises to make a big difference by connecting patients to volunteer physicians through mobile clinics equipped with telehealth systems.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards Prestigious Grant to Sylvester to Accelerate Epigenetic Research 11.20.2017
Recognizing the expertise, proven success record and promise of further discovery, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has awarded a Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant to a 12-member team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The team is led by Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester.
UM and CIC Miami Establish South Florida’s First Shared Wet Lab for Early-Stage Biomedical Startup 11.17.2017
The University of Miami and the Cambridge Innovation Center in Miami (CIC Miami) have partnered to establish South Florida’s first shared wet lab space for early stage biomedical startups. Years in the making, it is the final step in attracting and fostering biomedical discoveries in the South Florida region.
Friday, December 1, is the extended deadline for submission of abstracts and applications for fee waivers for the 2018 Miami Winter Symposium, “Stem Cells – Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Therapies,” which will be held January 28-31, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Miami.