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President Shalala Shares Her Optimism for Health Care Reform’s Future 11.22.2011

UM President Donna E. Shalala told a standing-room audience at the Louis Calder Memorial Library last week that even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the mandate that all Americans have health insurance by 2014, the structure of the new health reforms will survive, moving the nation closer to the universal health coverage that most countries already offer.

Read more about the Gross Lecture and watch the video »

Miller Researchers Part of Landmark Stent Treatment Trial for Stroke 11.22.2011

Two Miller School physician-researchers participated in a landmark multicenter study which indicated that treating non-disabling strokes, or transient ischemic attacks (TIA), with aggressive medical management alone is superior to the combination of intracranial angioplasty, Wingspan intracranial stenting and aggressive medical management of the patient for warding off a recurrent stroke.

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International Neonatology Conference Highlights Critical Care of Pre-Term Infants 11.22.2011

Leading experts in neonatology from 42 countries gathered at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach last month for the 35th Annual International Miami Neonatology Conference.

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UM/Jackson Heart Transplant Program Recognized as Top Transplant Center 11.22.2011

The heart transplant program at the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital has been recognized by HealthGrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, with the Heart Transplant Excellence Award

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UM Researcher Wins 2011 Micah Batchelor Award to Study Childhood Obesity 11.22.2011

Surrounded by family, colleagues, University leadership, and some of the Miller School of Medicine’s top researchers, Sarah E. Messiah, Ph.D., M.P.H., received the prestigious 2011 Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research.

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Michael C. Lewis, M.D., Named Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education 11.18.2011

The Miller School of Medicine appointed Michael C. Lewis, M.D., the vice chair of residency affairs for anesthesiology, perioperative medicine and pain management, as Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. His appointment takes effect December 1.

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New Study in NEJM Offers Hope to Lupus Patients with Kidney Disease 11.16.2011

Nephrologists at the Miller School of Medicine have played a key role in an international study that has uncovered an effective therapy for treating patients with lupus nephritis, a debilitating kidney disease linked to lupus.

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New UM Pain Center Offers Unique Team Approach 11.15.2011

When David A. Lubarsky, M.D., M.B.A., the Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, joined the Miller School more than a decade ago, he was intent on establishing a departmental pain clinic and, over the years, oversaw at least eight different plans.

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Dr. Hebert Takes Heart Failure Disease Management Overseas 11.15.2011

Despite significant advances in therapy and health education, cardiovascular diseases remain the No. 1 cause of death globally. There are, however, physicians and scientists who are chipping away at the root causes to prevent cardiovascular diseases and help those who have been afflicted live healthier lives, regardless of where they live.

Read more about Dr. Hebert's study in Eastern Europe »

President Shalala Delivers the Gross Lecture Thursday 11.15.2011

UM President Donna E. Shalala will deliver the 11th Biennial Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Lecture at the Louis Calder Memorial Library at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, and she’ll discuss a subject close to her heart: “The Future of Health Care.’’

Read more about the Gross Lecture »

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