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William O’Neill, M.D., Executive Dean for Clinical Affairs, Returns from Haiti 01.16.2010

Toiling under primitive conditions, without basic equipment, members of the Miller School’s team in Haiti have treated and triaged more than 250 survivors of Tuesday’s catastrophic earthquake, leaving William O’Neill, M.D., executive dean of clinical affairs, awestruck by their heroic efforts.

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Lauds Miller School Doctors Who Continue to Treat Haitian Earthquake Patients 01.15.2010

The Miller School’s medical relief effort for survivors of the Haitian earthquake continues to grow both here and in the ravaged country. About 100 doctors, nurses and other personnel have made their way with supplies and equipment to a field hospital at the Port-au-Prince airport.

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Earthquake Survivors Receive Lifesaving Care from UM Specialists in Haiti and Miami 01.14.2010

As a Miller School medical team continues to work around the clock to save the lives of earthquake survivors in Haiti, University of Miami doctors are treating patients evacuated from the devastated country.

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Miller School and College of Engineering Host Third Collaborative Research Exchange Forum 01.14.2010

Personalized medicine for everyone. Medical devices that, through nanotechnology, become so small they are nearly undetectable. More ergonomically enhanced medicine containers.

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Dean Goldschmidt Challenges All to Get in GEAR and in Shape at the Medical Wellness Center 01.14.2010

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., kicked off the Medical Wellness Center’s “Be the Best You’ve Ever Been” annual New Year event Tuesday by extolling the benefits of exercise confirmed by Miller School researchers – and the yoga, aqua, cycling, and other fitness classes and programs offered at the world-class gym.

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Miller School Community Moves Quickly to Help a Devastated Haiti After Powerful Earthquake 01.13.2010

The Miller School and UHealth – University of Miami Health System are mobilizing forces to send much-needed help to Haiti in the wake of the catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake that authorities said killed thousands of people and destroyed much of Port-au-Prince.

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TeleHealth Program at UM Health System Receives Verizon Grant 01.12.2010

The TeleHealth program at UHealth-University of Miami Health System has received a $24,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation to use telemedicine to provide pediatric specialty care to underinsured and underserved students in the North Miami Beach feeder pattern of the Miami-Dade County Public School System.

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Most Advanced CyberKnife Comes to Sylvester 01.12.2010

South Florida patients who are candidates for radiosurgery now have the most advanced technology available at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – University of Miami Health System. Sylvester is now home to the fastest, most powerful model of CyberKnife® currently on the market.

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Dr. Jerry Goodwin Named to New Position at Sylvester 01.11.2010

Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, has appointed W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.

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Phase III Trial Shows Biomarkers Predict p53 Gene Therapy Efficacy 01.04.2010

In most cases, patients with recurrent, late-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck are facing a disease that is incurable. The vast majority of patients do not respond to standard therapies after a recurrence, and even if they do, the median survival is only four to six months. Those factors point to a clear need for improved therapies.

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