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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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UM Hospital in Haiti treats more than 2,000 earthquake survivors 02.12.2010

The Miller School’s hospital in Haiti has reached a major milestone, treating more than 2,000 survivors of the devastating earthquake that left Haiti in ruins a month ago. Observing the first of three days of national mourning, Haitian co-workers at the University’s burgeoning camp on the edge of the Port-au-Prince airport were dressed in white on Friday.

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Global Institute/Project Medishare Receive Grant from Clinton Bush Haiti Fund 02.10.2010

The University of Miami Global Institute/Project Medishare has been awarded $500,000 from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to support its ongoing medical relief efforts for earthquake survivors in Haiti and to help meet the future needs of the Haitian people. The Global Institute/Project Medishare will use the grant for medical equipment essential to the continued provision of urgent care to critically injured patients...

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Miller School Pediatrics Chairman Publishes Editorial on Cardiotoxicity After Childhood Cancer 02.10.2010

Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., professor and chairman of pediatrics and associate executive dean for child health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored an editorial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that was released online February 8.

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Miller Neurological Surgery Team Treats Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries in Haiti 02.08.2010

Embarking on the first of many anticipated medical specialty missions, a Miller School neurological surgery team arrived at the University's hospital in Haiti Friday and began treating earthquake survivors with spinal cord injuries...

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