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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.