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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.