Early Deadline for Submissions 06.21.2011
Due to the Independence Day holiday, the deadline for the July 5 issue of MED is Wednesday, June 29, by noon
A Breakthrough Medicine blitz will begin on Saturday, June 25, with the rebroadcast of Kidney Transplant: The Story of a Brother’s Ultimate Gift. The newest episode, Tiny Miracles: Life-Saving Surgery Within a Mother’s Womb, will premiere on Saturday, July 16.
Graduate Medical Education Launches Website 06.21.2011
The Office of Graduate Medical Education, in partnership with the Jackson Health System, has launched a new website to help sustain academic excellence and foster the professional development and personal growth of trainees on the medical campus.
Third-year students "earned their stripes" Monday, receiving their official UHealth scrubs following a ceremony that honored a pioneering cardiac surgeon and revered humanitarian who Miller School leaders hope students emulate as they begin seeing patients on the wards.
A new study led by Miller School researchers and their collaborators across the country has identified a novel risk factor, fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), for predicting progression of early chronic kidney disease to end-stage renal failure and death. The finding could lead to the development of treatment interventions to prevent disease progression.
Murray Epstein, M.D., FASH, professor of medicine emeritus, is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious American Society of Hypertension Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award, presented during the organization’s scientific meeting on May 23 in New York City.
The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed all 191 third-year Miller School students for the sixteenth annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of medical students.
Due to normal wear and tear, one in three Americans over the age of 80 develop aortic stenosis, an obstruction of the aortic valve that is expected to grow in prevalence now that heart disease patients are living longer. But as William O’Neill, M.D., told a rapt audience at the University’s Doctors Lecture Series, the Miller School is the testing site for two different aortic valve implants designed for elderly patients.
After years of conducting successful, randomized drug abuse treatment clinical trials for Spanish speakers and general populations in Florida and the nation, researchers from the Miller School’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health are exporting their expertise to Mexico.
Nobody likes chemotherapy, but patient Joaquin Hernandez is grateful he receives the treatment at Sylvester’s Comprehensive Treatment Center in Kendall. “If you have to come, this is where you want to come,’’ Hernandez said. “The service is great. The nurses are the best.’’ His sentiment is shared by so many of the Kendall satellite’s patients that the unit has earned the highest patient satisfaction scores.