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Department of Surgery Wows Youngsters During Bring Your Child to Work Day 05.10.2011

The Department of Surgery hosted 40 children on April 28 for a special Bring Your Child to Work Day. The day kicked off with breakfast and an introduction by Rafic Warwar, vice chair of administration.

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Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy to Present Epidemiology and Public Health Grand Rounds 05.10.2011

Pressure is growing to deliver and transform health care services as efficiently and effectively as possible. In response, the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health will host a special Grand Rounds on Wednesday, May 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, Broad-Bussel Auditorium, located on the first floor of the Clinical Research Building. Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D, direc

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Cardiac Stem Cell Patients Hailed as ‘Pioneers’ 05.03.2011

When Edgardo Irastorza started feeling out of breath, with blurry vision and numbness in his legs following a workout, he knew something was wrong. Rushed to the hospital, he says he “flatlined” and had to be revived. Doctors told him he had suffered a massive heart attack due to a major blockage in a coronary artery, called a “widow-maker.” A huge amount of heart tissue was damaged due to the heart attack.

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Legislature Honors Barth Green, M.D., for Efforts in Haiti 05.03.2011

In the waning days of its 2011 session, the Florida Legislature passed a state resolution recognizing “the selfless humanitarian efforts” of Barth A. Green, M.D., professor and chair of neurological surgery, and his colleagues at the University’s Global Institute for Community Health & Development and Project Medishare for providing medical care to the people of Haiti before and after last year’s catastrophic earthquake.

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Hunting for Hearing Conservation 05.03.2011

The lush tropical paradise of Jungle Island in Miami served as host to swarms of eager egg-hunters during the annual Easter Eggstravaganza, supported in part by the UM Ear Institute and the Department of Pediatrics. The event on April 23 benefited the Children First Fund, and helped raise awareness and resources to support hearing and speech-language programs for children.

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For Prospective Students, the Miller School Holds First Second Look Day 05.03.2011

For prospective students considering the Miller School but blessed with acceptance letters from multiple medical colleges, Second Look Day is a chance to visit the campus and get a closer look at how UM could set them on a path to becoming excellent physicians.

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Miller School’s Employee Clinic Celebrates Grand Opening 05.02.2011

After quietly opening on the seventh floor of the Professional Arts Building on April 4, the University’s first Healthy ‘Canes Employee Clinic was averaging 30 patients a week, a number that is expected to grow after last week’s official grand opening.

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NIH Applicants: Submit Your Specific Aims Page for Speed Mentoring Review 05.02.2011

Researchers who are thinking about submitting a proposal to the NIH can have their specific aims page reviewed by senior colleagues with successful NIH experience during a speed mentoring event. The event will be scheduled during the week of May 23.

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Join Dr. Richard Lee for a Special Presentation Showcasing the Vision Van’s Eye Mission in Japan 05.02.2011

Join Dr. Lee and Kazuo Tsubota, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of ophthalmology at Keio University School of Medicine in Japan, for a 30-minute presentation on Thursday, May 5, at noon at Bascom Palmer’s Retter Auditorium. They will share photos and their experiences obtained while servicing the tsunami-devastated coastal communities. Hear inspiring stories on the successes and challenges of the relief mission.

Study Finds Two Eye Drugs Equally Effective 04.29.2011

An NIH study finds that Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Lucentis for the treatment of AMD.

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