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Group Health Executive Promotes Accountable Care at the Miller School 01.11.2011

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..

Read more about Dr. Larson's visit to the Miller School »

Dr. Bruce Troen Named Interim Chief of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine 01.06.2011

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.

Read more about Dr. Troen's new role »

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.

Global Business Forum Sessions Streaming Live 01.06.2011

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.

Research by Miller School Cardiologists Makes National List 01.05.2011

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.

Read more on the AHA/ASA top research for 2010 »

UM Fire Prevention Program Policy Reminder 01.05.2011

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety would like to remind all UM employees that under the University’s Fire Prevention Program (BSD-150), space heaters are not allowed in any University owned or operated facility.

Donor’s Generosity Advances Neurological Research at the Miller School 01.05.2011

On January 4, the Department of Neurology held a groundbreaking and luncheon for the Robert M. and Judith K. Cornfeld Neuroimaging Research Program, which will be housed in the Clinical Research Building and a new wing on the rear south side of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

New Patient Shuttle Starts Monday on the Medical Campus 01.05.2011

Beginning Monday, January 17, it will be easier for patients to visit a UHealth/Miller physician. Let your patients know that they can park at the Clinical Research Building garage, located at 1120 NW 14th Street, for $4 – half the regular price – and ride the Miller School’s new air-conditioned shuttle bus to their appointments.

Read more about the new patient shuttle »

UM Researcher Receives Grant to Improve Women’s Health 01.04.2011

Evadnie Rampersaud, M.S.P.H., Ph.D., received $100,000 from the Forum on Women’s Health (FWH) to study the genomic response to exercise on cardiovascular disease risk in multi-ethnic working women. Dr. Rampersaud received the grant as a result of a call for proposals from the organization, a group of 225 women in Broward and Palm Beach counties dedicated to sharing lifesaving medical information with women.

Read more about Dr. Rampersand's grant »

Watch the Breakthrough Medicine Blitz 01.04.2011

The Breakthrough Medicine series will be airing Saturdays in January at 7 p.m. on Channel 10 (ABC-WPLG). The new year blitz will begin with the Emmy Award-winning "Stem Cell Therapy: Healing Force of the Future" on January 8 and we will premier our newest episode, "Weight-loss Surgery: Embarking on a Life-Saving Journey," on January 22.

Read more about upcoming episodes of Breakthrough Medicine »

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