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Breast Cancer Physician Named “Outstanding Hispanic” 12.16.2010

A Miller School physician known for his passion in the fight against breast cancer has been honored for that work and much more on a national stage. Orlando E. Silva, M.D., J.D., associate professor of medicine and faculty member of the Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity, was chosen to receive the "Outstanding Hispanic Award" at The Americano's First Annual Hispanic Forum, held in Washington, D.C.

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Miller School Receives Highest Grade for Conflict of Interest Policy 12.16.2010

The Miller School has become the first medical school in the state to receive an ‘A’ grade from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for its conflict of interest policies regarding interaction between students or faculty and the pharmaceutical industry, improving one letter grade from last year.

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UM/Jackson Trial Fights Liver Cancer with Natural Killer Cells 12.14.2010

Encarnacion Miranda knew he didn’t have long to live when, in October 2009, he learned that his liver, deeply scarred by the hepatitis C virus he had contracted from a blood transfusion years before, had triggered hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common liver cancer.

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Drs. Stefanie Brown and Stephen Symes Named Assistant Deans for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs 12.13.2010

Sheri Keitz, M.D., Ph.D., senior associate dean for Faculty Affairs, has announced the appointments of Stefanie Brown, M.D., and Stephen Symes, M.D., as Assistant Deans for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Both physicians have worked extensively in diverse communities and bring a great deal of experience and talent to the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, which is part of the Office of Faculty Affairs.

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Miller School’s Tally for Federal Stimulus Grants Approaches $60 Million 12.09.2010

Closing out the federal fiscal year with another major award, the Miller School has received a total of 108 grants worth $58.8 million from the federal government’s infusion of research funds to stimulate the economy and accelerate promising medical breakthroughs..

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New Biostatistics Website 12.09.2010

The Division of Biostatistics has a new website. Please visit the new site at

Family Medicine Program Receives $1 Million Gift and Matching Gift Pledge 12.08.2010

Benjamin Torchinsky knows the importance of a family doctor you can count on, a lesson he learned when his wife Sarah was gravely ill some 10 years ago. To show his gratitude, Torchinsky presented Robert Schwartz, M.D., professor and chair of family medicine and community health, and the University with a $500,000 gift to establish the Robert Schwartz Family Medicine Program which will provide professional development opportun

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Dr. Keyvan Nouri Receives Statewide Recognition 12.08.2010

Keyvan Nouri, M.D., professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, chief of dermatology at Sylvester/UMHC and director of the MOHS/Laser Center at Sylvester, has been named the 2010 Surgeon of the Year by the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. The award was bestowed during the organization’s annual meeting in Orlando last month.

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Sylvester Achieves Certification for Excellence 12.08.2010

The Miller School’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has achieved three-year certification by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for excellence in cancer care.

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Jay Weiss Center 4th Annual Toy Drive 12.08.2010

The Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity is collecting toys for its 4th annual toy drive. Over the past three years, the Jay Weiss Center has collected toys throughout the holiday season and distributed them to less fortunate children and families in Miami. This year, the Jay Weiss Center team is collaborating with the Office of Executive Medicine to make this the most successful year yet..

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