The Pap Corps presented its annual gift to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine – a check for $3.4 million to fund cancer research.
Chevron Corporation Helps Family Medicine Promote Patient Self-Management of Chronic Diseases 05.11.2011
The Miller School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health received a $100,000 gift from Chevron Corporation to encourage patients in Miami’s Overtown and Little Haiti communities to take a more participatory role in managing their own health care—especially in the face of chronic diseases such as diabetes.
To kick off her discussion at UHealth’s twelfth UCare Leadership Development Institute (LDI), Sheri Keitz, M.D., Ph.D., associate vice president for human resources, asked attendees to raise their hands if they received, among their dozens of e-mails daily, any messages bearing good news. "We need to manage the issues but also dedicate time to things that go well,” Keitz said.
In a light-hearted opening of his May 4 town hall meeting,, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., told the audience that, the last time he checked, the average lifespan of a dean at most academic institutions was three years. Then Dean Goldschmidt, who recently completed his fifth year at the helm of the Miller School and UHealth – University of Miami Health System, credited and thanked faculty and staff for his many
Matteo Vicencio was a friend of Schatzi Kassal long before the neonatal intensive care unit at Holtz Children’s Hospital was renamed in her hon. “We had known Schatzi, and some of the doctors who would later help save Matteo’s life, long before we decided to start a family,” says Matteo’s mother Abby. “But our obstetrician practiced at a different hospital, so that’s where we headed when I started having contractions."
Fetal surgeons Rubén Quintero, M.D., and Eftichia Kontopoulos, M.D., were reunited with children they treated in the womb at an event on April 30 at Jungle Island.
The Department of Surgery hosted 40 children on April 28 for a special Bring Your Child to Work Day. The day kicked off with breakfast and an introduction by Rafic Warwar, vice chair of administration.
Pressure is growing to deliver and transform health care services as efficiently and effectively as possible. In response, the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health will host a special Grand Rounds on Wednesday, May 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, Broad-Bussel Auditorium, located on the first floor of the Clinical Research Building. Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D, direc
When Edgardo Irastorza started feeling out of breath, with blurry vision and numbness in his legs following a workout, he knew something was wrong. Rushed to the hospital, he says he “flatlined” and had to be revived. Doctors told him he had suffered a massive heart attack due to a major blockage in a coronary artery, called a “widow-maker.” A huge amount of heart tissue was damaged due to the heart attack.
In the waning days of its 2011 session, the Florida Legislature passed a state resolution recognizing “the selfless humanitarian efforts” of Barth A. Green, M.D., professor and chair of neurological surgery, and his colleagues at the University’s Global Institute for Community Health & Development and Project Medishare for providing medical care to the people of Haiti before and after last year’s catastrophic earthquake.