At a symposium marking the 40th anniversary of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital transplant program, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., reflected on the enormous contribution the Miami Transplant Institute has made to medicine, on the physicians there who spend hour after hour in complex surgeries, and on the patients who, over those decades, have come to see the transplant program as a place of hope.
On a beautiful Sunday morning on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, close to 1,000 people turned out to take part in the Out of the Darkness community walk for suicide prevention. The participants, including Miller School of Medicine students and faculty, joined thousands of people nationwide to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s vital research and education programs to save lives.
The competition was fierce for the 2010 JJ Vance Memorial summer internship in biological and computational sciences this year, with more than 30 of the area's brightest high school students vying for the unique opportunity to work alongside expert faculty and post-dctoral fellows at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and gain hands-on research experience.
From affordable health care to after-school tutoring programs and parenting workshops, University of Miami initiatives have been entrenched in Miami's Overtown community long before the institution broke ground on its Life Science & Technology Park (LSTP), the first phase of which is scheduled for completion near the historic neighborhood next summer.
Richard Preston, M.D., professor of clinical medicine and director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the Miller School, has received national recognition for his clinical research from the editors of Hypertension, the official journal of the American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research.
There are only two more opportunities to take the class to renew your American Heart Association provider card at a one-day seminar this year. The Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education's Division of Prehospital and Emergency Healthcare will offer an advanced Cardiac Life Support class on Friday, October 29, and Thursday, November 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute is pleased to announce this year's Sylvester Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute's Women's Cancer League Developmental Grant Program awardees.
Rafael Campo, M.D., professor of clinical medicine and currently director of employee health and infection control, has been named Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer for the University of Miami Health System (UHealth) at the Miller School. In his new position, Campo will head up the newly created UHealth Patient Safety and Quality Office.
Staff and faculty at the Miller School received three of the South Florida Business Journal's 2010 Excellence in Health Care Awards, earning the top honor in every category for which they were finalists. A team at The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) received the Community Outreach Award, while Laurence Gardner, M.D., executive dean for education and policy, was honored.
Thanks to patient access director Kassandra Lage and her UHealth colleagues, patients visiting medical campus clinics will encounter a swifter, more efficient registration process designed to get them into physicians’ offices quickly.