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UM’s Daniel Armstrong Named Chair/President of American Cancer Society in Florida 10.12.2011

Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., has been elected the 2011-12 chairman of the board and president of the American Cancer Society, Florida Division. In this role, he will oversee the governance body for all American Cancer Society activities in Florida.

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Miller School Divisions Win Grant to Develop Primary Care Faculty 10.11.2011

Three Miller School primary care divisions have launched a bold and historic collaborative effort aimed at significantly advancing UHealth’s scope of primary care in research, education and direct clinical care, and helping to relieve the shortage of physicians who work and conduct research in this field.

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Army Trauma Training Center Marks a Decade by Thanking Miller School Life-Savers 10.11.2011

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Army Trauma Training Center at the Ryder Trauma Center, the U.S. Army last week recognized the contributions of Kenneth G. Proctor, Ph.D., professor of surgery, anesthesiology and biomedical engineering, and Jeffrey Augenstein, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and director of the William Lehman Injury Research Center, to improving medical outcomes for those wounded in war zones.

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UM and Michael Gittelman Honored at Excellence in Health Care Awards 10.11.2011

Michael Gittelman, hospital administrator of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, was named CEO of the Year at the South Florida Business Journal’s annual Excellence in Health Care Awards, presented October 6 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, the University of Miami was named Employer of the Year.

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Medical Wellness Center Dedication 10.11.2011

Please join us for a special service as we celebrate the life of Richard A. Iacino and dedicate the Medical Wellness Center in his memory on Wednesday, October 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Medical Wellness Center

Buy Raffle Tickets Now for a Chance to Win a Mac Book Pro, iPad2, or iTouch 10.11.2011

The Office of Student Account Services will raffle a Mac Book Pro, iPad2 and an iPod Touch to benefit the University of Miami United Way Campaign.

Society for Professors of Medicine Brings Internationally Recognized Leader to the Miller School 10.11.2011

William T. Branch, Jr., M.D., director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Carter Smith, Sr. Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, will be the distinguished guest speaker at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on Wednesday, October 12, as part of the Society for Professors of Medicine, a program hosted by the Department of Medicine.

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Calder Memorial Library Hosts National Library of Medicine’s Traveling Exhibit 10.11.2011

The Louis Calder Memorial Library will host the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit Changing the Face of Medicine through November 6.

Nephrologists Discover Key Link Between Kidney Disease and Heart Disease 10.10.2011

A team of researchers has discovered a key factor in the cause of heart disease in patients with kidney disease.

Read more about the link between kidney disease and heart disease »

Doctors and Patient Describe Rare Awake Craniotomy Surgery at UMH 10.06.2011

In early September, Ray Beccaria began struggling to put into words what he wanted to say. A week later, he had trouble reading and thought he might be having a stroke. His wife thought he was just stressed. The 64-year-old health information management specialist admits he was “scared every day” that his perplexing symptoms would worsen. A CT scan and MRI at University of Miami Hospital confirmed his fears: a glioblastoma.

Read more about and watch a video of Ray Beccaria’s surgery »

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