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Pediatric Mobile Clinic Wins Health Foundation Grant 02.02.2011

The Pediatric Mobile Clinic in the Department of Pediatrics at the Miller School has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Health Foundation of South Florida. The grant will be used to provide access to quality health care for Miami-Dade County children, from birth to age 21, who are either uninsured or underinsured – free of charge.

Read more about the mobile clinic »

Transplant Pioneer Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., Receives First UMMG Faculty Hero Award 02.01.2011

When transplant surgeon Gaetano Ciancio rushed from the operating room to the transplant conference room last Thursday, just a tad late for his 3 p.m. meeting with the chairman of surgery, he was greeted by a room full of applauding colleagues and admirers.

Read more about and view a photo gallery of Dr. Ciancio »

UHealth Medical Team Assists ING Marathon Runners 01.31.2011

For the eighth year in a row, UHealth – University of Miami Health System was the official medical provider for the Miami ING Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, with more than 150 doctors, nurses, physical therapists, medical students and residents from UHealth and Jackson Memorial assisting runners along the route and in a UHealth Medical Tent near the finish line.

Read more about the ING Marathon health team »

Miller School Students Celebrate Four Decades of DOCS Health Fairs 01.28.2011

The Miller School’s student-run Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service, DOCS, celebrated four decades of giving health screenings to residents of Big Pine Key. Today, the fairs are held throughout the region.

View photos of and read more about the DOCS health fairs »

With New Technology, The Hussman Institute is a Sequencing Powerhouse 01.26.2011

With delivery of the latest state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing technology, The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the Miller School is now one of the largest facilities in the Southeast for next-generation sequencing (NGS).

Read more about the Hussman Institute's new sequencing technology »

Miami Project Researchers Hunt for Drugs to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury 01.26.2011

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., scientific director at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and professor of neurological surgery, neurology and cell biology and anatomy, and Helen M. Bramlett, Ph.D., associate professor of neurological surgery, will serve as principal investigator and co-investigator, respectively, on a new U.S. Department of Defense grant consortium called “Operation Brain Trauma Therapy.”

Read more about the Department of Defense grant consortium »

Innovative Technology Program to Help South Florida Military Families 01.26.2011

A military deployment overseas is a tough enough assignment, but imagine your spouse being sent to a war zone and you are left alone to care for your family, including a child with a developmental disability.

Read more about Project 360 »

Groundbreaking Held for Children’s Cancer Clinic 01.25.2011

Leaders and physicians from UHealth-University of Miami Health System have broken ground on the Alexander Daly Family Clinic for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, the first pediatric oncology clinic at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Read more about the clinic and view photos »

Hispanic Medical Student Group Hosts Regional Conference 01.21.2011

With “Opening Doors” as its theme, UM’s Hispanic American Medical Student Association hosted the third annual Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Southeast Regional Conference at the Miller School.

Read more about the conference »

Key State Senator Urges Advocacy for Health Care Reforms 01.21.2011

With Florida facing a $3 billion budget shortfall and more Medicaid patients under new health care reforms, state lawmakers have little choice but to expand managed care plans, the chairman of the state Senate Committee on Health Regulation said during a Miller School visit last week.

Read more about Senator Garcia's visit »

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