UM Rises to No. 38 in National Rankings 09.14.2011
Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., joined UM President Donna E. Shalala in celebrating the University of Miami's phenomenal nine-point jump, to No. 38, in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 "Best Colleges” rankings released this week.
Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Center on Aging at the Miller School and UHealth, and an internationally renowned expert in his field, has been appointed president of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Florida Southeast Division.
Clutching a collection of brochures filled with information on employment opportunities, Chandra Holland, a certified surgical technician, left the Overtown Community Resource Fair on September 10 more confident about ending her unemployment. She was among the many Miami-area residents who came to the free event, which included health screeings and job and community-resource information from UM and other organizations.
UMH Welcomes the New Behavioral Health ER 09.13.2011
The string of grand openings for new, refurbished or expanded clinical units at University of Miami Hospital continued this month with a celebration of the new Behavioral Health Emergency Room, and the expansion of psychiatric and behavioral health services across UHealth.
The Miller School’s Jochen Reiser, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, has made another important discovery in the fight against progressive kidney disease, this one published in the September 12 online edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Research led by a Miller School team has unearthed new findings showing that activating a specific integrin—one of the receptors that mediate attachment between a cell and surrounding tissue and play a role in cell signaling—could lead to more therapies for fighting inflammatory and autoimmune diseases that afflict millions of people worldwide.
The Miller School is the No. 1 medical school in the country for Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Business magazine’s 2011 report on the Top 10 Medical Schools for Hispanics. Since 2006, the Miller School has ranked in the top 5, and for the past two years was ranked No. 2.
Two researchers from the Miller School’s Center for Computational Science contributed to a study published in the prestigious journal Nature that could lead to the development of novel, safer drugs to combat type 2 diabetes.
Medical Human Resources Has Moved 09.06.2011
Medical Human Resources has moved to Dominion Tower, suite 302.
September is National Preparedness Month 09.06.2011
September is National Preparedness Month, an ideal time for all UM employees to review basic preparedness information and assure their work places and their homes are ready for emergencies and disasters by reviewing the University’s comprehensive Prepare website.