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The Class of 2010 Celebrates Match Day with Tears of Joy and Shouts of Glee 03.19.2010

Kicking off the Miller School Class of 2010’s Match Day, Aylin Tansel spelled out the rules to fellow fourth-year medical students anxiously waiting to learn where they’ll spend the next three to seven years in residency training: When your name is called, come to the stage. Pose for the camera. Open the envelope. Toss $5 in the basket. Put a sticker on the map marking your destination. But, most of all, “Be really proud."

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Ransom Everglades Students Applauded for Generosity to Haiti 03.19.2010

When Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Barth Green, M.D., professor and chair of neurological surgery, addressed a packed auditorium of high school students Friday morning, the message wasn’t about medicine, but about the power of giving. Dean Goldschmidt and Dr. Green thanked the students of Ransom Everglades Upper School for raising nearly $30,000 for the University of Miami’s Haiti relief effort.

Read more about the Ransom Students' fundraising efforts »

Miller School Records Large Growth in Research Funding 03.17.2010

The research enterprise at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has reached a new milestone in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Propelled in large part by stimulus grants, the Miller School has moved into the top third of all U.S. medical schools that receive money from the NIH, gaining major market share relative to other U.S. medical schools.

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Nanette H. Bishopric, M.D., Earns Distinguished Scientist Award for Research on Novel Treatments 03.16.2010

A Miller School physician-scientist has received one of the most prestigious awards presented by the American College of Cardiology. Nanette H. Bishopric, M.D., professor of medicine, molecular and cellular pharmacology and pediatrics, received the 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award (Basic Domain)...

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Miller School’s D-CFAR Hosts Françoise Barré-Sinoussi 03.12.2010

The Miller School's Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) hosted one of the world's foremost scientists engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Ph.D., co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine for the discovery of HIV, presented an hour-long lecture, "What Can We Learn from the Diverse Spectrum of HIV/SIV Infections?" to faculty and students at the Lois Pope LIFE Center auditorium...

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Pinning Ceremony Marks Official Welcome to Medicine for Class of 2013 03.09.2010

With proud parents, supportive friends, faculty and classmates watching from the audience, the Miller School formally welcomed the Class of 2013 to the medical profession. Following encouraging words from Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and a keynote address by Barth Green, M.D., professor and chair of neurological surgery...

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UM’s D-CFAR Hosts Timely Symposium on Aging with HIV 03.08.2010

Three decades into the AIDS crisis, the population of people living with HIV is aging. In fact, 25 percent of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Miami-Dade County are older than 50 and, by 2015, half of the HIV patients treated by University of Miami/Jackson Memorial specialists will have surpassed the half-century mark. It is against this demographic backdrop that the University of Miami Developmental Center for AIDS...

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Awards Banquet Gathering Hears About Haiti, Distinguished Grads 03.08.2010

A record Miller School alumni crowd attended the annual Medical Alumni Weekend Awards Banquet Saturday night, March 6, at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. More than 300 graduates, along with family members and friends, watched in rapt silence as Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., played a slide show and a video that highlighted the medical school's stalwart earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

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UM Field Hospital in Haiti Establishes Telemedicine 03.08.2010

The University of Miami's relief effort in Haiti is expanding its reach with the help of telemedicine and the generosity of an international trust. UM's TeleHealth Program has forged an agreement with the Swinfen Charitable Trust (SCT) to use its web-based telemedicine system for specialty consultation for patients at the University of Miami Hospital in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Consultations will be provided by physicians...

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Sylvester Researchers Awarded Five-Year Grant to Study Cancer Viruses 03.05.2010

Viruses are believed to be the cause of as many as 20 percent of all cancers, but some viruses can infect human cells and remain latent. To remain latent, they may have to suppress anti-viral host mechanisms, which can pave the way for cancer. The laboratory of Glen N. Barber, Ph.D., the Eugenia J. Dodson Chair in Cancer Research and leader of the Viral Oncology Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center...

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