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Antimicrobial Experts Launch New Website and Get Ready to Host First Statewide Symposium 11.15.2011

Coinciding with the first day of "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week," which runs through November 20, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs for the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospitals launched a new website, UgotaBug, on November 14 to help control and prevent the emerging global problem of antibiotic resistance locally.

Read about the first Florida Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium »

The 2nd Dolphins Cycling Challenge Doubles Ridership To Raise Money for Sylvester 11.11.2011

More than 860 cyclists, including over 160 children and 21 cancer survivors, rode various events across three counties to take part in the 2nd Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) on November 5th and 6th to raise money for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The two-day event featured a kids’ ride and six different routes from 30 to 170 miles that went through 37 cities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Read more about the 2nd Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge »

Miller School Pays Tribute to Heroes on Veterans Day 11.11.2011

As we observe Veterans Day to honor and thank all heroes who have served in our nation’s armed forces to protect our freedom and the safety of our country, I would like to express the Miller School’s gratitude for the privilege of training surgical teams heading overseas, and for providing health care to our returning veterans.

Read more of Dean Goldschmidt's Veterans Day message »

Thousands Turn Out for Annual Heart Walk 11.10.2011

More than 10,000 participants gathered for the annual Miami-Dade Heart Walk, uniting to inspire change, create hope and celebrate success on October 29, World Stroke Day. The event, co-sponsored by UHealth-University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine, was held Saturday, October 29, at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus of Florida International University in South Miami-Dade.

Read more about the Miami-Dade Heart Walk »

New Leadership Roles for Team in Undergraduate Medical Education 11.09.2011

The Department of Medical Education has three familiar faces taking on new roles and responsibilities at the Miller School. The administration has been reorganized with Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., senior associate dean for undergraduate medical education, now in place as the sole leader overseeing all programs in undergraduate medical education.

Read more about the reorganization in medical education »

Dr. O’Connell Honored for His Pioneering Contributions to Medical Education 11.09.2011

Mark O’Connell, M.D., senior associate dean for educational development and the Bernard J. Fogel Chair in Medical Education, received the 2011 national Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award Saturday for his significant contributions to medical education over the past quarter century.

Read more about Dr. O'Connell »

Landmark Gynecologic Procedure Performed at University of Miami Hospital 11.08.2011

Tarek Bardawil, M.D., M.B.A., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was the first physician in Miami-Dade County to perform a single incision laparoscopic myomectomy, according to a representative from Applied Medical, the company that provides the technology used in single incision laparoscopic surgery.

Read more about the procedure »

Regional Campus Takes Top Prizes in Poster Competition 11.08.2011

A medical student and a resident at the Miller School’s regional campus in Palm Beach County won the first poster symposium at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s Future of Medicine Summit V last month.

Read more about the winners »

Vice Chair of Psychiatry Receives Human Rights Award 11.08.2011

Pedro Ruiz, M.D., professor and executive vice chair and director of clinical programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, received the Irving Blumberg Human Rights Award from the American Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

Dr. Bishopric Inducted in American Clinical and Climatological Association 11.08.2011

Nanette H. Bishopric, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory, was inducted into the American Clinical and Climatological Association at the organization’s annual gathering in Sarasota on October 21. The prestigious society limits new membership to 25 physicians in the United States each year.

Read more about Dr. Bishopric »

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