UM Opens Its Life Science & Technology Park 09.23.2011
South Florida’s future as a biotech hub got considerably brighter on Tuesday, when the University of Miami officially dedicated its ambitious Life Science & Technology Park, a new endeavor UM President Donna E. Shalala called “a game-changer” for Miami, the state of Florida, and beyond.
Miller School researchers are among an international group of scientists who have made a major discovery in the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The finding was published September 22 in the journal Neuron.
On September 10, Hope for Vision honored Stephan Züchner, M.D., director of the Center for Human Molecular Genomics at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and associae professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, with the “Scientist of the Year” award at its Party with a Purpose on September 10.
Miller School and UHealth students and employees can do their part for science this flu season by availing themselves of the free influenza vaccinations that are now available without an appointment at employee health offices across campus and at future health fairs.
In honor of National Preparedness Month, the University of Miami will conduct a full scale test of its Emergency Notification Network (ENN) sometime during the week of September 26. The test will involve an undisclosed date and time between Monday, September 26, and Friday, September 30. The intent is to create a realistic test of the physical and electronic systems, as well as the active roles of personnel.
Today, President Donna E. Shalala and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., presided over the grand opening ceremony, joined by a wide range of partners who worked closely with the University to complete the first phase of the technology park, which will transform Miami into a hub for biotechnology and leading-edge translational science.
David A. Lubarsky, M.D., MBA, the Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the UHealth Physician Practice and Associate Vice President for UHealth Practice Administration.
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.