Researchers and educators from the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital Center for Patient Safety (CPS) earned high praise from their colleagues at this year’s International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.
Two new studies by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers link diet soda and salt to increased risk of vascular events, including stroke. The research was presented today during the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2011 in Los Angeles.
The Department of Pediatrics at the Miller School has been selected as one of 11 organizations in a consortium that will suggest, design and participate in studies that will evaluate health care improvements in practice settings. The consortium is led by Ohio-based Battelle, an independent research and development organization, and is called the Battelle Women and Children’s Healthcare Partnership.
Leadership Change Announced in OB/GYN 02.08.2011
Dr. Leo B. Twiggs, who has led significant advances as chair of the Miller School's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will move to a new position focused on continued growth and improvement of the clinical operation and mentoring of junior faculty in clinical research.
Researchers led by geneticists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified a new gene that causes retinitis pigmentosa, a form of blindness, ending one South Florida family's nearly 20-year search for what caused three of their four children to lose their sight.
The Miami Dolphins presented Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth-University of Miami Health System, with a check Thursday for an impressive $533,106 – proceeds from the inaugural Dolphins Cycling Challenge. The two-day, 170-mile ride was coordinated by the Miami Dolphins Foundation and took place last November.
At the 11th session of the UCare Leadership Development Institute (LDI), UHealth executives addressed several factors that impact how patients and their families rank the level of service they receive at a health system facility. The executives paid particular attention to “Managing Patient Wait Time.”
The Department of Surgery has opened a Hernia Center on the first floor of University of Miami Hospital and Clinics with a multidisciplinary team widely acclaimed for its diversity in hernia repair, variety of available procedures, comprehensive approach, and cutting-edge technology.
The University of Miami Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR), which provides seed money to stimulate new research and new collaborations in HIV/AIDS, has awarded grants to six investigators for the purpose of developing pilot data for NIH grant proposals.
UHealth Executive Honored at Award Ceremony 02.03.2011
Jacquelyn A. Liberto, executive director of strategic operations for UHealth - University of Miami Health System, was honored at the seventh annual "Movers and Shakers" award event Monday night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral. Sponsored by Business Leader Media, the publisher of South Florida Business Leader magazine, the event recognized 52 up-and-coming business leaders in South Florida.