For the first time in its sixteen-year history, the Miller School’s Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service (DOCS) program will hold a second “mini health fair” in Little Haiti to meet the sharply increasing demand for the free health screenings and health education offered by the student-run organization.
Thousands Walk for Heart Disease and Stroke 11.01.2010
Get moving, eat healthy, and quit smoking – those were the three main messages thousands of participants heard at Saturday’s 2010 Miami-Dade Start! Heart Walk on the Florida International University campus in West Miami-Dade. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was well represented, with more than 200 walkers raising close to $20,000 to fund the organization’s goal of “building healthier lives free of cardiovascu
Miller School Newsletters Get a Makeover 10.29.2010
You may have noticed that MED looks a little different today. That’s because the monthly electronic newsletter has been redeveloped -- with you in mind
General Dentistry Offered at New UMH Office 10.27.2010
Upon concluding her tour of the Department of Surgery's Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and General Dentistry's new comprehensive surgery and dentistry office at University of Miami Hospital, Annabelle Sanchez, a clinical therapist in the hospital's psychiatric department, had much the same enthusiastic reaction as others who attended the October 20 open house.
The University of Miami Ethics Programs have awarded eight grants for the 2010-11 Arsht Research on Ethics and Community program. A total of 58 UM faculty and students worked on projects in the eight different areas of research that were awarded grants.
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.