Miller School Launches New M.D./M.P.H. Track 08.03.2010
On Monday, the Miller School announced the formation of a new educational track, one that will award participating students both an M.D. and an M.P.H. (Master of Public Health) after four years of school. The program will be based in both Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties and will respond directly to a severe shortage of physicians trained in public health and health care delivery.
Testifying before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Barth Green, M.D., professor and chair of neurological surgery, offered his insights on the current health conditions in Haiti, and the vast challenges and opportunities the nation faces as it struggles to recover from January’s catastrophic earthquake.
Miller School researchers have demonstrated exactly how mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow can repair the heart – a critical step in stem cell research that could in the near future help millions of patients with heart failure.
Dr. Mark Soloway Steps Down as Urology Chair 07.27.2010
After nearly 19 years at the helm of an internationally recognized department, Dr. Mark Soloway is stepping down as chairman of the Department of Urology at the Miller School to focus on his successful clinical practice and developing the Outpatient Multidisciplinary Clinic (OMC) of UHealth in Coral Gables as its chief medical officer.
Bruce R. Kava, M.D., has been named interim Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. An Associate Professor of Urology, he has served as Chief of Urology at the Miami VA Medical Center since 2002.
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), more commonly known as angioplasty, is a widely used method of restoring blood flow to the heart. During those procedures, a certain amount of anticoagulation is necessary to prevent blood clots during the procedure. The challenge for physicians is that anticoagulants used for PCI often increase the risk of bleeding, especially at femoral access points in the thigh.
Led by UM President Donna E. Shalala, a delegation of Miller School officials recently concluded a successful week of high-level meetings in Israel aimed at identifying areas of collaboration and synergy with Bar-Ilan University as Israel's largest and fastest growing university establishes the nation's fifth medical school.
Miller School researchers have found that melanoma rates among minorities in Florida differ from national trends. Scientists discovered higher incidence rates among Hispanic men and non-Hispanic black women, but lower rates among Hispanic women. The results are published in the July issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the Journal of the American Medical Association/Archives journals.
The historic and Herculean efforts of Miller School physicians and other volunteers to build a field hospital and provide immediate emergency medical care following Haiti's January 12 earthquake are documented in an article posted today in the online edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
For the seventh year in a row, UM's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the Number One hospital in the country for ophthalmology.