An estimated 600 guests attended the 2011 WellBeingWell symposium held at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami on April 26. Hosted by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the day-long conference focused on healthy aging and integrative medicine.
Annual General Faculty Meeting Tonight 04.27.2011
President Donna E. Shalala, Provost Thomas LeBlanc and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., will host the annual General Faculty Meeting tonight, Tuesday, May 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium.
Staff Survey Deadline Extension 04.26.2011
The staff survey has been extended through Tuesday, April 26, to ensure that everyone has had the opportunity to voice their opinion and help improve our work environment at the Miller School.
Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Center on Aging, hosted the grandparents UM Mascot Sebastian the Ibis at the Center on Aging so they could learn more about ongoing projects, undergo a memory evaluation at the UM Memory Disorders Clinic and participate in a research study on caregiving.
UM Surgeon Publishes Findings About Gastric Bypass Surgery and Adjustable Gastric Banding 04.26.2011
Recent findings from the Department of Surgery at the Miller School were published in the April edition of the _Journal of the American College of Surgeons_. The study led by Nestor de la Cruz-Munoz, M.D., associate professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, shows that bariatric surgery results in significant and dramatic weight loss and improved fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c l
The 3- and 4-year olds at Kids Kollege preschool in Miami Springs showed off their nutrition smarts to some special guests on April 20 – UM President Donna E. Shalala and two other former Cabinet secretaries – who watched the youngsters talk, sing and dance about the function of their hearts, kidneys, brains, bones, and yes, even their intestines.
In recognition of his unwavering dedication to neurosurgical science and his exemplary humanitarian efforts in Haiti for the past 20 years, Barth A. Green, M.D., professor and chair of neurological surgery, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Humanitarian Award of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The award was presented to Dr. Green on April 13.
Get a Makeover to Help Melanoma Research 04.19.2011
The Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery is teaming up with Macy’s to offer makeover demonstrations and tips to benefit melanoma research at the Miller School. Sign up to get a makeover for a good cause on Friday, April 29, from noon to 1 p.m. or from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, room 2090.
Two University of Miami Miller School of Medicine physicians have been inducted into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (AAP), founded in 1885 for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” Induction is considered a great honor as members have included Nobel laureates and members of the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine.
The Office of Communications received two national Awards of Excellence last week from the Association of American Medical Colleges for its coverage of and public relations strategy for the Miller School’s unprecedented emergency medical response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti last year.