On October 5, faculty and staff from the WalkSafe program at the Miller School promoted student safety and wellness as they celebrated International Walk to School Day at Charles R. Drew Elementary School. Approximately 300 students walked and rolled to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders.
When departments are looking to expand services or hire high-level faculty, they now often enlist the Office of Planning and Analysis (OPA). Since it opened in 2009, the OPA has been playing a role in a wide range of Miller School and UHealth endeavors that require expert strategic planning and analysis.
The growing problem of obesity was discussed at the Miller School on October 10 during the UM Obesity Symposium, an inaugural event organized by Tracie Miller, M.D., professor of pediatrics and epidemiology.
David J. Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H., Named Senior Associate Dean for Quality, Safety and Risk 10.13.2011
Every year, Miller School physicians, nurses, and trainees take care of hundreds of thousands of patients. To continue to meet the challenge of ensuring quality and safety for the entire UHealth-University of Miami Health System, Miller School leadership tapped David J. Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H., as the new Senior Associate Dean for Quality, Safety and Risk.
Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., has been elected the 2011-12 chairman of the board and president of the American Cancer Society, Florida Division. In this role, he will oversee the governance body for all American Cancer Society activities in Florida.
Three Miller School primary care divisions have launched a bold and historic collaborative effort aimed at significantly advancing UHealth’s scope of primary care in research, education and direct clinical care, and helping to relieve the shortage of physicians who work and conduct research in this field.
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Army Trauma Training Center at the Ryder Trauma Center, the U.S. Army last week recognized the contributions of Kenneth G. Proctor, Ph.D., professor of surgery, anesthesiology and biomedical engineering, and Jeffrey Augenstein, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and director of the William Lehman Injury Research Center, to improving medical outcomes for those wounded in war zones.
Michael Gittelman, hospital administrator of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, was named CEO of the Year at the South Florida Business Journal’s annual Excellence in Health Care Awards, presented October 6 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, the University of Miami was named Employer of the Year.
Medical Wellness Center Dedication 10.11.2011
Please join us for a special service as we celebrate the life of Richard A. Iacino and dedicate the Medical Wellness Center in his memory on Wednesday, October 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Medical Wellness Center
The Office of Student Account Services will raffle a Mac Book Pro, iPad2 and an iPod Touch to benefit the University of Miami United Way Campaign.