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UM Pediatric Mobile Clinic Receives Miami Foundation Grant 07.05.2011

The Pediatric Mobile Clinic at the Miller School’s Department of Pediatrics has been awarded a $15,000 grant from The Miami Foundation. The grant will assist the mobile clinic in its mission of providing free pediatric care to uninsured and underinsured children in Miami-Dade County.

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Agustin Castellanos, M.D., Retires After Nearly Six Decades 07.05.2011

On June 1, 1996, the University of Miami recognized Agustin Castellanos, M.D., professor of medicine, for “33 years of devotion, distinguished work, and faithful service.”

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Governor Scott Signs Sovereign Immunity Bill at UM/Jackson 07.01.2011

Florida Governor Rick Scott, flanked by dozens of UM faculty physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital on Friday, ceremoniously signed a law that extends sovereign immunity protection to private university physicians who treat patients at public hospitals.

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Results Released for Two Drug Studies Designed to Slow Progression of Type 1 Diabetes 06.29.2011

The results of two diabetes drug studies, including one that shows promise for stopping the immune system’s attack on insulin-producing cells in people newly diagnosed with type I diabetes, were presented at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in San Diego. They were simultaneously published online June 28 in the British medical journal The Lancet.

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Paramedics Test Skills During Emergency Response Competition at the Miller School’s Gordon Center 06.28.2011

Can you communicate with a deaf person, assess the trauma of a flash burn, respond to an unconscious 7-year-old or, most importantly, recognize carbon monoxide poisoning? These were just a few of the scenarios that three-member teams faced during the 18th annual Stephanie Browne Advanced Life Support Competition at the Miller School’s Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education.

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Are You Interested in a Bicycle- and Pedestrian-Safe Health District? Complete the Online Survey 06.28.2011

The City of Miami and the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization are funding a study to assess bicycle and pedestrian mobility issues in the Health District.

New Location for Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Executive Offices 06.28.2011

The executive offices for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology have moved to the eleventh floor of the Clinical Research Building.

52 Students Inaugurate Four-Year M.D./M.P.H. Program 06.28.2011

Growing up in Miami-Dade County, Chanelle Diaz saw some exemplary models of health care delivery, but mostly she noted glaring health disparities. Diaz, a Williams College graduate who wants to “design systems to improve access to health care,” is certain she is on the best path to prepare her to be both physician and public health advocate who can help end those disparities.

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OB/GYN Kicks Off Summer with Annual Scholars Program 06.28.2011

During a June 14 breakfast at the Clinical Research Building, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology welcomed 11 students to its annual Summer Scholars program. Now in its fifth year, the program admits high school, undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in women’s health.

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The Miller School Hosts National ASK Day to Avoid Gun Tragedies 06.24.2011

In February 2007, 15-year-old Yamel Trigo became the kind of statistic that the June 21 observance of National ASK Day at the Miller School was designed to prevent. While Yamel snapped a photo of her cousin holding a rifle the girls mistakenly thought was unloaded, the cousin pulled the trigger. The bullet pierced Yamel’s neck, consigning her to a wheelchair.

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