About a thousand people streamed into the University of Miami’s Herbert Wellness Center last week not to pump iron or take a Pilates class in the three-story facility, but to learn about the clinical services the Miller School offers and to hear physicians discuss treatments for diabetes, heart disease and other ailments.
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, died Sunday in a plane crash in his homeland of Nepal, where he had gone to visit his ailing mother. Also killed were Dr. Karmacharya’s girlfriend, one of his brothers, a sister-in-law, and 15 other passengers and crew on board.
Elaine Van der Put, Ph.D., has been promoted to Chief Planning and Marketing Officer and Associate Vice President for Planning and Marketing, as well as Senior Associate Dean for Administration for the Miller School and UHealth – University of Miami Health System.
UM Opens Its Life Science & Technology Park 09.23.2011
South Florida’s future as a biotech hub got considerably brighter on Tuesday, when the University of Miami officially dedicated its ambitious Life Science & Technology Park, a new endeavor UM President Donna E. Shalala called “a game-changer” for Miami, the state of Florida, and beyond.
Miller School researchers are among an international group of scientists who have made a major discovery in the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The finding was published September 22 in the journal Neuron.
On September 10, Hope for Vision honored Stephan Züchner, M.D., director of the Center for Human Molecular Genomics at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and associae professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, with the “Scientist of the Year” award at its Party with a Purpose on September 10.
Miller School and UHealth students and employees can do their part for science this flu season by availing themselves of the free influenza vaccinations that are now available without an appointment at employee health offices across campus and at future health fairs.
In honor of National Preparedness Month, the University of Miami will conduct a full scale test of its Emergency Notification Network (ENN) sometime during the week of September 26. The test will involve an undisclosed date and time between Monday, September 26, and Friday, September 30. The intent is to create a realistic test of the physical and electronic systems, as well as the active roles of personnel.
Today, President Donna E. Shalala and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., presided over the grand opening ceremony, joined by a wide range of partners who worked closely with the University to complete the first phase of the technology park, which will transform Miami into a hub for biotechnology and leading-edge translational science.
David A. Lubarsky, M.D., MBA, the Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the UHealth Physician Practice and Associate Vice President for UHealth Practice Administration.