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Journal Showcases Miller School Insights on Providing Rapid Medical Relief in Haiti 02.24.2010

In an article published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, six Miller School faculty members involved in the University's initial response to Haiti's catastrophic earthquake shared valuable insights on organizing immediate emergency care for future disasters. The article, "Rapid Medical Relief - Project Medishare and the Haitian Earthquake," was published in the prestigious weekly journal's online Perspective...

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GEAR Enrolls 100th Participant and Turns Early Recruits into Devoted Fans 02.24.2010

It's been a few short months since participants in the Miller School's Genetics, Exercise, and Research, or GEAR, study started working out and already they are seeing results. "It's the best thing we've ever done," Bob Radziewicz, director of print and online journalism at UM's School of Communication, said of the free, customized 12-week exercise training program he and his wife just completed.

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Drs. Thurer and Keitz Named to New Positions at the Miller School 02.19.2010

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., has announced the appointment of Richard Thurer, M.D., and Sheri Keitz, M.D., Ph.D., to new positions dedicated to enhancing the careers of all Miller School faculty.

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President Shalala Addresses 36th Annual Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum 02.19.2010

As the Obama administration’s stimulus package pours more than $1 billion into comparative effectiveness research, President Donna E. Shalala urged 50 of the world’s next generation of physicians and scientists to pursue rigorous evidence-based medicine with an eye on the politics and money that drive it.

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Miller School Researchers Publish Findings on Obesity Prevention Intervention 02.19.2010

Findings from a pilot study, believed to be one of the first designed to examine the effect of a school-based obesity prevention intervention on weight and academic performance, show a decrease in body mass index and an improvement in academic performance among elementary-aged children.

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Daniel Lichtstein, M.D., Appointed Interim Regional Dean 02.18.2010

Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., has announced the appointment of Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., to the post of interim regional dean for the Miller School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Lichtstein, a professor of medicine, has been serving in the role of senior associate regional dean for the Boca Raton-based joint program.

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Miller School Department of Pediatrics Lends Medical Aid to Haiti 02.17.2010

Like other Miller School departments and divisions, the Department of Pediatrics had physicians travel to Haiti following the catastrophic earthquake in Port-au-Prince. What follows are the recollections of Ming-Lon Young, M.D., interim director of pediatric cardiology, and G. Patricia Cantwell, M.D., chief of pediatric critical care medicine.

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Former UM Urology Chair Dies 02.16.2010

Victor Politano, M.D., chairman of urology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine from 1972 - 1990 and professor emeritus, died this weekend at the age of 91. Politano earned numerous accolades and awards during his lengthy career, including the Ramon Guiteras Award from the American Urological Association in 2003 and the Pediatric Urology Medal in 1996.

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Dr. Pedro Ruiz to Lead Psychiatric Clinical Care at Miller School 02.16.2010

A major figure in American psychiatry is returning to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Pedro Ruiz, M.D., has been named professor and executive vice chairman and director of clinical programs in the Miller School's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences -- the same place he received his residency training in psychiatry. "Dr. Ruiz is a skilled administrator, clinician and scholar...

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After the Earthquake, UM’s New Ham Radio Station is a Lifeline in Haiti 02.15.2010

Like so many post-quake emergencies, this one was urgent. Doctors at the University of Miami's hospital in Haiti knew a 13-year-old survivor of the January 12 cataclysm would not live without surgery. But they were not equipped to perform it. With cell phone and satellite phone coverage spotty, and land lines destroyed, neither could the doctors summon an ambulance nor call other makeshift hospitals to search for one...

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