The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is commonly used in men for prostate cancer screening. However, there have been concerns the test is not specific enough. Only one-third of men with elevated PSA are diagnosed with prostate cancer following a biopsy, indicating that a large proportion of patients undergo unnecessary prostate biopsy. New research conducted at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor of radiology, neurological surgery and ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named associate vice president for medical affairs, chief operating officer for the University of Miami Medical Group (UMMG), and associate executive dean for practice development.
Surrounded by his wife, son, friends, colleagues, members of the Batchelor Foundation and Miller School leadership, Andrew R.A. Colin, M.D., recounted his many life-changing years working with cystic fibrosis patients before humbly accepting the prestigious Batchelor Family Chair for Cystic Fibrosis and Pediatric Pulmonology.
Pedro Ruiz, M.D., executive vice chairman and director of clinical programs in the Miller School's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was honored with the American Psychiatric Association's Distinguished Service Award for 2010 on Monday evening.
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center proudly hosted the 11th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session on May 21. This year’s distinguished lecturer was Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., professor of biology and human genetics at Howard Hughes Medical Center at the University of Utah.
Ask Sarah Scarr what she’d like at her school playground and the 5-year-old is very specific. “I want monkey bars, swings, a silly slide and a fossil in the dirt – you know, a dinosaur fossil.’’ That’s not some far-fetched childhood fantasy. Imbedded in faux sand, a replica of a fossil dinosaur was a top vote-getter among the many objects Sarah and her classmates at the Department of Pediatric’s Debbie School.
Two Miller School of Medicine faculty members were honored at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Health Care Heroes Awards at Parrot Jungle Thursday afternoon. W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., chief medical officer of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of otolaryngology, was presented the premier honor at the luncheon, the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award.
In the months before President Barack Obama signed the historic health care bill that is expected to bring insurance coverage to 32 million more Americans, UM President Donna E. Shalala had been telling audiences she was "pretty certain" some manner of reform legislation would pass. Shalala, who after two terms in the Clinton Cabinet is the nation's longest-serving Secretary of Health and Human Services...
With a packed auditorium at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis' Lois Pope LIFE Center a fitting stage, Florida Governor Charlie Crist formally signed a bill today allowing cities to install cameras to catch motorists who run red lights.
With a flurry of activity and an abundance of support and anticipation, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System catapulted itself into the electronic realm of health care records with the launch of UChart today. Six clinical care offices began offering MyUHealthChart, a secure online portal for patients to access their medical records from anywhere, at their convenience.