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UM Pediatric Mobile Clinic Receives $50,000 in Earthquake Relief 06.21.2010

The UM Pediatric Mobile Clinic will be able to provide additional care for children who have relocated to South Florida following the devastating January 12 earthquake in Haiti. During a check presentation on June 18 at the Center for Haitian Studies in Miami, McDonald's and the Ronald McDonald House Charities presented a check for $50,000...

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UM Pediatrics Professor Publishes Review Article on Lung Disease in Babies 06.17.2010

A new review of the medical literature is substantiating serious questions about the health and long-term lung function of babies born only slightly premature. The findings were published online June 7 in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Andrew Colin, M.D., Batchelor Professor of Cystic Fibrosis and Pediatric Pulmonology.

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Dean Goldschmidt Thanks UHealth Staff at Ninth UCare LDI Training 06.17.2010

In a speech kicking off the ninth UCare Leadership Development Institute (LDI) seminar Thursday, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Dean of the Miller School and CEO of the University of Miami Health System – UHealth, congratulated the health system’s faculty and staff for their hard work that led to his being named Business Leader of the Year in the hospital category by Business Leader Media.

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Dean Goldschmidt Named Business Leader of the Year Award Winner 06.15.2010

Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., was named Business Leader of the Year in the hospital category by Business Leader Media at the 2nd Annual Business Leader of the Year Awards ceremony held at The Bankers Club in downtown Miami on June 14. "It is often said that it takes a village to make progress and positive change," said Dean Goldschmidt.

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Miller School Scientists Awarded Millions in State Research Grants 06.15.2010

The battle against cancer being waged in numerous Miller School labs is getting a $12 million boost from the Florida Department of Health's Biomedical Research Program grants supporting research in cancer and tobacco-related diseases. Twenty-three UM researchers collectively won about 27.5 percent – the largest share – of the $45.5 million in grants awarded...

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Miller School Genetic Researchers Identify New Targets in Autism 06.09.2010

University of Miami Miller School genetic researchers teamed up with 72 centers to discover new genetic targets for autism in the second phase of a collaborative study known as the Autism Genome Project (AGP). The results were published today in the journal Nature, one of the world’s most respected peer-reviewed scientific publications.

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Miller School Physician-Scientist Selected as a Fellow in National Leadership Program 06.08.2010

Omaida Velazquez, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Miller School, has been accepted into the 2010-11 class of the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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Newborn Screening is Now National Policy, Thanks to Miller School Advocacy 06.08.2010

Five years ago, Miller School faculty played a key role in convincing the state of Florida to expand its newborn screening program to test for more than 30 inherited but treatable disorders. Now, that same persistence has prompted U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to approve a similar national standard for screening all newborns in the United States.

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Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among the Best 06.03.2010

For the second year in a row, Holtz Children's Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center stands among the best children's hospitals in the nation, earning two spots on U.S. News & World Report's prestigious list of "America's Best Children's Hospitals."

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Free Circulating DNA Might Aid Prostate Cancer Diagnosis 06.01.2010

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is commonly used in men for prostate cancer screening. However, there have been concerns the test is not specific enough. Only one-third of men with elevated PSA are diagnosed with prostate cancer following a biopsy, indicating that a large proportion of patients undergo unnecessary prostate biopsy. New research conducted at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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