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Award-Winning Science Author Addresses Students 11.08.2011

Laurie Garrett, an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and expert in public health and infectious diseases, shared her research, insights and wisdom on pandemic threats, government preparedness and the future of public and global health in a fascinating talk delivered largely to medical students last week.

Read more about Laurie Garrett's visit to the Miller School »

Annual DOCS Health Fair Still a ‘Great Deal’ in Little Haiti 11.07.2011

The Miller School’s Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service (DOCS), a student-run organization collaborated with faculty physicians and other partners to mount the 17th annual Little Haiti Health Fair, bringing crucial health screenings and education to hundreds of people.

Read more and view a photo gallery of the Little Haiti Health Fair »

Grant Aims to Boost Suicide Prevention Programs for UM Students 11.04.2011

Armed with a three-year, $295,653 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Miller School's Lourdes Illa, M.D., and Marisa Echenique, Psy.D.,from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, are expanding suicide prevention resources for students. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among people ages 14 to 24.

Read more about the SAMHSA grant »

Miller School Launches Academy to Recognize Stellar Teaching 11.01.2011

Following the lead of Harvard University and about 40 other well-known medical schools, the Miller School is launching the Academy of Medical Educators at the University of Miami to appropriately recognize and reward teaching faculty, and help develop junior teaching faculty into well-rounded experts.

Read more about the academy and link to the application »

Dao M. Nguyen, M.D., Named B. and Donald Carlin Chair in Thoracic Surgical Oncology 11.01.2011

Surrounded by friends, colleagues and University leadership, Dao M. Nguyen, M.D., was named B. and Donald Carlin Chair in Thoracic Surgical Oncology at a Miller School ceremony hosted by Alan S. Livingstone, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology.

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Dr. Robert R. Kemper Jr. Passes Away at Age 46 11.01.2011

Robert R. Kemper Jr., M.D., Ph.D., peacefully passed away at home on September 13, at age 46.

Hussman Researcher Receives $1.6 Million Grant to Study Genetics of Diverse Hispanic Populations 11.01.2011

Eden R. Martin, Ph.D., professor of human genetics and director of the Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, was awarded a $1.6 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study genetic differences in ancestry among Hispanics in the U.S.

Read more about the study »

UM Bioethics Program Hosts Inaugural Ethics Grand Rounds 11.01.2011

The University of Miami Bioethics Program kicked off a new Ethics Grand Rounds series last month with a presentation on challenges in documenting patient preference for end-of-life care. The series is a collaboration by UM hospitals, the Jackson Health System and Miami’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Read more about the Bioethics Grand Rounds series »

Get Into the Spirit on ‘Canes Spirit Day! 11.01.2011

The Department of Auxiliary Services and its Division of Logo Licensing are organizing ’Canes Spirit Day, a University-wide promotion that encourages faculty, staff, alumni and University of Miami supporters to wear orange and green on Friday, November 4, in celebration of UM’s traditions and excellence.

Read more about 'Canes Spirit Day »

The UM Ear Institute and Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation Host “Run Over Hear” 5K Run/Walk 11.01.2011

We hope you will join the University of Miami Ear Institute and the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation on Saturday, November 5, at 7 a.m. for “Run Over Hear,” a 5K run/walk. The family-friendly event, held at Crandon Park, 6747 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, will feature prizes for top runners and a post-race complimentary breakfast designed by Barton G. Master Chefs.

Read more about the 5k run/walk »

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