On Friday, Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., will bring his health care expertise to the Coral Gables campus for the final day of the biennial Global Business Forum. This year’s forum focuses on the health care industry and features participants such as Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, and Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. secretary of health and human services.
Just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, members of the Miller School family gathered on the Schoninger Research Quadrangle and bowed their heads for 35 seconds of silence to remember the 300,000 people killed in Haiti’s cataclysmic earthquake exactly a year earlier. “Think of it,’’ Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., said before he began the somber reflection. “The earthquake lasted about 35 seconds."
Deborah Barbouth, M.D., assistant professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and director of the University of Miami’s Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases, was presented with the annual “See the Light” award from the Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation on January 9.
On Wednesday, a year to the day since Haiti’s devastating earthquake refocused their lives, the Miller School’s Enrique Ginzburg, M.D., and Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., will meet in Port-au-Prince with leaders from the American College of Surgeons international program and other universities to coordinate the education and training of critical care health professionals for the hemisphere’s most beleaguered nation.
Thomas J. Balkany, M.D., director of the University of Miami Ear Institute and Hotchkiss Endowed Professor of Otolaryngology, was the guest of honor at Cigicon 2010, the eighth annual conference of Cochlear Implant Group of India, held in Chandigarh, India, in November.
Eric B. Larson, M.D., executive director of the Group Health Research Institute, the research arm of one of the nation’s oldest and largest consumer-governed health plans, spent a day at the Miller School last week to discuss the Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative as a model for the accountable care organizations encouraged by the new health care reform law..
Bruce R. Troen, M.D., professor of medicine, has been named interim chief of the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the Miller School. He is taking over responsibilities from Bernard A. Roos, M.D., who is stepping back from administrative duties to focus on his research.
Groundbreaking Research at Bascom Palmer Catches the Eye of Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice 01.06.2011
Sandra Day O’Connor may have left the bench, but the former U.S. Supreme Court justice remains active. O’Connor, who was the first woman on the nation’s highest court, paid a special visit to UM’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute on January 3, learning about the eye hospital’s cutting-edge research.
The stage is set Thursday and Friday for the University of Miami Global Business Forum, which will feature top business and government leaders, including Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. secretary of health and human services; Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric; Thomas M. Ryan, chairman and CEO of CVS Caremark; and Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, among others.
A number of studies led by Miller School cardiologists make up this year’s list of top cardiovascular research recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The top 10 major advances in heart disease and stroke research have been compiled each year since 1996. For the first time, this year there are two separate lists.