When kidney failure patients in south Miami-Dade County face vascular access complications, such as clotting, stenosis or other related emergencies that impede their dialysis treatments, they can now seek help from a highly skilled UHealth – University of Miami Health System team of interventional nephrologists – right in the neighborhood.
The latest episode of Breakthrough Medicine, Tiny Miracles: Live-Saving Surgery Within a Mother’s Womb, will air on July 16 and 17 on WPLG-Channel 10.
Pedro Ruiz, M.D., professor and executive vice chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The presentation ceremony took place on June 30 in Brighton, England.
The Miller Office of Research and Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success (SEEDS) co-hosted another successful speed mentoring event on June 23, drawing rave reviews from both mentors and mentees. The University plans to host sessions at least three times a year around the National Institutes of Health research project grant (R01) submission cycle. The next rounds will be August 25 and September 8.
A gene associated with a form of inherited progressive hearing loss has been identified by an international team of researchers, led in part by Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of otolaryngology at the Miller School.
Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., professor and vice chair of medicine and chief of the Cardiovascular Division, has published a commentary in the July 11 issue of the _Archives of Internal Medicine_. He was invited to write the commentary about a study titled “Not All U.S. Hospitals Are Following Guidelines for Percutaneous Revascularization Procedures for Some Patients With an Occluded Artery Following a Heart Attack.”
Jeanette Mladenovic, M.D., professor of medicine and senior associate dean for graduate medical education at the Miller School, has been named provost at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. A national leader in medical education for 20 years, Mladenovic joined the Miller School in 2004 as professor of medicine and chief of medicine at the Miami VA Medical Center.
UM/Jackson Welcomes 350 New Residents 07.06.2011
Before they began seeing patients on the wards, 350 new and transferring residents were welcomed with official introduction addresses, valuable advice—and even a bit of humor— from Miller School and Jackson Memorial Hospital leadership, faculty and staff. The orientation seminars were intended to help the new doctors settle into one of the country’s largest residency programs.
Jackson Memorial Details Construction Project Around Alamo Park
In just the first week, the Miller’s School’s inaugural four-year M.D./M.P.H. program is living up to its cutting-edge status. On June 29, all of the program’s 52 students were presented with iPads. They’ll use the latest version of the popular Apple tablet computer in multiple aspects of their training—in lectures, research and patient care.