The Pediatric Mobile Clinic in the Department of Pediatrics at the Miller School has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Health Foundation of South Florida. The grant will be used to provide access to quality health care for Miami-Dade County children, from birth to age 21, who are either uninsured or underinsured – free of charge.
When transplant surgeon Gaetano Ciancio rushed from the operating room to the transplant conference room last Thursday, just a tad late for his 3 p.m. meeting with the chairman of surgery, he was greeted by a room full of applauding colleagues and admirers.
For the eighth year in a row, UHealth – University of Miami Health System was the official medical provider for the Miami ING Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, with more than 150 doctors, nurses, physical therapists, medical students and residents from UHealth and Jackson Memorial assisting runners along the route and in a UHealth Medical Tent near the finish line.
The Miller School’s student-run Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service, DOCS, celebrated four decades of giving health screenings to residents of Big Pine Key. Today, the fairs are held throughout the region.
With delivery of the latest state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing technology, The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the Miller School is now one of the largest facilities in the Southeast for next-generation sequencing (NGS).
W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., scientific director at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and professor of neurological surgery, neurology and cell biology and anatomy, and Helen M. Bramlett, Ph.D., associate professor of neurological surgery, will serve as principal investigator and co-investigator, respectively, on a new U.S. Department of Defense grant consortium called “Operation Brain Trauma Therapy.”
A military deployment overseas is a tough enough assignment, but imagine your spouse being sent to a war zone and you are left alone to care for your family, including a child with a developmental disability.
Leaders and physicians from UHealth-University of Miami Health System have broken ground on the Alexander Daly Family Clinic for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, the first pediatric oncology clinic at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
With “Opening Doors” as its theme, UM’s Hispanic American Medical Student Association hosted the third annual Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Southeast Regional Conference at the Miller School.
With Florida facing a $3 billion budget shortfall and more Medicaid patients under new health care reforms, state lawmakers have little choice but to expand managed care plans, the chairman of the state Senate Committee on Health Regulation said during a Miller School visit last week.