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UM/Jackson Stroke Service Receives Gold Quality Award 06.24.2011

The American Stroke Association has recognized the Miller School’s stroke service at Jackson Memorial Hospital for exceptional performance in treating patients who suffer from stroke, one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States.

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Three of the Molina Quints Head Home from UM/Jackson 06.22.2011

One by one, in their baby carriers, three of the Molina quintuplets made their long-awaited debut before television cameras and newspaper photographers during a news conference with their Miller School of Medicine physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Shortly after the June 21 event, the boys headed home with their mother and father, leaving one brother and one sister behind in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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Early Deadline for Submissions 06.21.2011

Due to the Independence Day holiday, the deadline for the July 5 issue of MED is Wednesday, June 29, by noon

Breakthrough Medicine is Back with Another Blitz 06.21.2011

A Breakthrough Medicine blitz will begin on Saturday, June 25, with the rebroadcast of Kidney Transplant: The Story of a Brother’s Ultimate Gift. The newest episode, Tiny Miracles: Life-Saving Surgery Within a Mother’s Womb, will premiere on Saturday, July 16.

View the complete schedule »

Graduate Medical Education Launches Website 06.21.2011

The Office of Graduate Medical Education, in partnership with the Jackson Health System, has launched a new website to help sustain academic excellence and foster the professional development and personal growth of trainees on the medical campus.

Third-Year Students Earn Their Stripes with Their Scrubs 06.21.2011

Third-year students "earned their stripes" Monday, receiving their official UHealth scrubs following a ceremony that honored a pioneering cardiac surgeon and revered humanitarian who Miller School leaders hope students emulate as they begin seeing patients on the wards.

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UM Researchers Identify Novel Risk Factor in Chronic Kidney Disease 06.14.2011

A new study led by Miller School researchers and their collaborators across the country has identified a novel risk factor, fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), for predicting progression of early chronic kidney disease to end-stage renal failure and death. The finding could lead to the development of treatment interventions to prevent disease progression.

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Dr. Murray Epstein Receives Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award 06.14.2011

Murray Epstein, M.D., FASH, professor of medicine emeritus, is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious American Society of Hypertension Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award, presented during the organization’s scientific meeting on May 23 in New York City.

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UMHC Hosts 16th Annual OSCE Exercises for Medical Students 06.14.2011

The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed all 191 third-year Miller School students for the sixteenth annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of medical students.

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Dr. O’Neill Talks From the Heart at Collegetown Lecture 06.13.2011

Due to normal wear and tear, one in three Americans over the age of 80 develop aortic stenosis, an obstruction of the aortic valve that is expected to grow in prevalence now that heart disease patients are living longer. But as William O’Neill, M.D., told a rapt audience at the University’s Doctors Lecture Series, the Miller School is the testing site for two different aortic valve implants designed for elderly patients.

Read more about the lecture and watch the video »

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