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Calder Memorial Library Hosts National Library of Medicine’s Traveling Exhibit 10.11.2011

The Louis Calder Memorial Library will host the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit Changing the Face of Medicine through November 6.

Nephrologists Discover Key Link Between Kidney Disease and Heart Disease 10.10.2011

A team of researchers has discovered a key factor in the cause of heart disease in patients with kidney disease.

Read more about the link between kidney disease and heart disease »

Doctors and Patient Describe Rare Awake Craniotomy Surgery at UMH 10.06.2011

In early September, Ray Beccaria began struggling to put into words what he wanted to say. A week later, he had trouble reading and thought he might be having a stroke. His wife thought he was just stressed. The 64-year-old health information management specialist admits he was “scared every day” that his perplexing symptoms would worsen. A CT scan and MRI at University of Miami Hospital confirmed his fears: a glioblastoma.

Read more about and watch a video of Ray Beccaria’s surgery »

Sports Medicine Team Witnesses Diana Nyad’s Determination 10.06.2011

In the four years he’s been practicing sports medicine, Clifton Page, M.D., has treated all manner of injuries, from garden-variety bruises to dislocated shoulders, concussions and collapsed lungs. As one of the UHealth Sports Medicine physicians who care for UM team athletes, he’s usually ready for any emergency and to assuage the emotional toll significant injury can bring.

Read more about Sports Medicine's role in Diana Nyad's quest »

Sylvester Radiation Oncologists Reveal New Discoveries at National Gathering 10.04.2011

Led by renowned physician-scientist Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of radiation oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, several Sylvester radiation oncologists are presenting discoveries at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology this week in Miami Beach.

Read more about the new discoveries by Sylvester radiation oncologists »

UM’s Ear Institute and Frost School of Music Partner to Preserve the Hearing of Musicians 10.04.2011

The University of Miami Ear Institute and the Frost School of Music are partnering to provide custom musician earplugs at a reduced cost to all University of Miami music students.

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UM’s October 10 Obesity Symposium Tackles Urgent Community Concern 10.04.2011

When Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., chair of epidemiology and public health and the executive dean for research & research training, met with community stakeholders about the health needs in South Florida, they cited the growing obesity epidemic as a top concern – for good reason.

Read more about UM's plan to combat obesity »

Assistant Regional Dean Earns Teacher of the Year Award 10.04.2011

The Miller School’s Joan St. Onge, M.D., assistant regional dean for clinical curriculum and clerkship director of the integrated medicine rotation for third-year students on the regional medical campus in Palm Beach County was recognized last month as the “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” by the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Read more about Dr. St. Onge »

Memorial Service for Dr. Karmacharya Set for October 5 10.04.2011

A memorial service for Jagajan “JJ” Karmacharya, M.D., associate professor of clinical surgery, chief of vascular surgery at the Miami VA hospital and associate program director of the vascular surgery fellowship, will be held Wednesday, October 5, at 1 p.m. in Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Diagnostic Treatment Center, room 259.

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Holds International Meeting in Miami 10.04.2011

The latest and most authoritative clinical information on breastfeeding, spanning both maternal and child health issues, will be presented at the 16th Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine November 3 to 6 at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Miami

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