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Dr. Judy Schaechter Named American Heart Association Go Red For Women South Florida Chair 05.11.2018

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has announced that Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is the chair of the Greater Miami 2018-2019 Go Red For Women campaign. Schaechter is the George E. Batchelor Endowed Chair in Child Health, and chief of service for Holtz Children’s Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Researchers Find Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Prevalent Among Male Trauma Center Patients 05.10.2018

One out of every six men who present to trauma centers is a survivor of some form of violence, with one in 20 having experienced both intimate partner and sexual violence (IPSV), according to a study by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and four other institutions. In addition, men affected by penetrating trauma were slightly more likely than women to screen positive for IPSV.

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Commencement Week: Students Celebrate the Launch of Transformational Careers 05.09.2018

“Now is their time,” Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., senior associate dean for undergraduate medical education, says of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Class of 2018. “Commencement is a tremendous milestone.” As they prepare for commencement this Saturday, three members of the class talk about the paths that led them to the Miller School, their experiences here, and the promise of the future.

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Miller School Student Receives Prestigious Research Fellowship 05.07.2018

Lulu Wong, a Class of 2019 M.D. candidate at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored with the Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship from Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. She was recognized for her student research project on potential biomarkers for slow-healing venous leg ulcers.

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'A Family of Warriors': The Casanas Family Cheers for Three UM Graduates 05.07.2018

Karina Casanas will receive a very special Mother’s Day gift this year thanks, in part, to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The longtime Bascom Palmer Eye Institute employee will get to cheer as her three daughters cross the stage to receive their bachelor's degrees during UM Commencement exercises on May 11.

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Medical Students Present 2018 Paff Teaching Awards to Outstanding Instructors 05.07.2018

Thirteen outstanding Miller School of Medicine instructors were honored by their students at the 2018 George Paff Teaching Awards Ceremony on April 23. “The success of our school’s education program is due to our dedicated and talented teachers,” said Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., executive dean for education and policy, in welcoming students and faculty to the annual spring semester ceremony.

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Physicians Learn Advanced Procedures at Minimally Invasive Surgical Training & Education Center 05.04.2018

Minimally invasive surgery is an acquired skill. It takes hands-on practice for medical students, residents, fellows and community physicians to develop the precise laparoscopic techniques needed for treating their patients. At the Miller School of Medicine, the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training & Education Center (M.I.S.T.E.) offers learning sessions on laparoscopic, endoscopic and vascular procedures almost every day.l

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Researcher Reports Diagnostic, Prognostic and Therapeutic Promise of Epicardial Fat at Conference 05.04.2018

When it comes to screening and modifying risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, research on epicardial fat is getting to the heart of the matter. This organ-specific fat has a unique genetic profile and dictates important local and systemic effects throughout the body.

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Residents in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Receive NIH Research Training Grant 05.03.2018

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery is one of eight otolaryngology training programs in the U.S. to receive the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) for interdisciplinary research training in otolaryngology.

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Grateful Patient and Philanthropist Endows Chair in Medicine and Endocrinology for Dr. Roy E. Weiss 05.03.2018

In recognition of his work searching for new treatments and cures for thyroid and pituitary gland disorders, renowned endocrinologist Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., was recently presented with the Rabbi Morris I. Esformes Endowed Chair in Medicine and Endocrinology. The ceremony was held April 24 in the Schoninger Research Quadrangle in front of more than 200 family members, friends, colleagues, and medical school leadership.

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