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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.