In February 2007, 15-year-old Yamel Trigo became the kind of statistic that the June 21 observance of National ASK Day at the Miller School was designed to prevent. While Yamel snapped a photo of her cousin holding a rifle the girls mistakenly thought was unloaded, the cousin pulled the trigger. The bullet pierced Yamel’s neck, consigning her to a wheelchair.
The American Stroke Association has recognized the Miller School’s stroke service at Jackson Memorial Hospital for exceptional performance in treating patients who suffer from stroke, one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States.
One by one, in their baby carriers, three of the Molina quintuplets made their long-awaited debut before television cameras and newspaper photographers during a news conference with their Miller School of Medicine physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Shortly after the June 21 event, the boys headed home with their mother and father, leaving one brother and one sister behind in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Early Deadline for Submissions 06.21.2011
Due to the Independence Day holiday, the deadline for the July 5 issue of MED is Wednesday, June 29, by noon
A Breakthrough Medicine blitz will begin on Saturday, June 25, with the rebroadcast of Kidney Transplant: The Story of a Brother’s Ultimate Gift. The newest episode, Tiny Miracles: Life-Saving Surgery Within a Mother’s Womb, will premiere on Saturday, July 16.
Graduate Medical Education Launches Website 06.21.2011
The Office of Graduate Medical Education, in partnership with the Jackson Health System, has launched a new website to help sustain academic excellence and foster the professional development and personal growth of trainees on the medical campus.
Third-year students "earned their stripes" Monday, receiving their official UHealth scrubs following a ceremony that honored a pioneering cardiac surgeon and revered humanitarian who Miller School leaders hope students emulate as they begin seeing patients on the wards.
A new study led by Miller School researchers and their collaborators across the country has identified a novel risk factor, fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), for predicting progression of early chronic kidney disease to end-stage renal failure and death. The finding could lead to the development of treatment interventions to prevent disease progression.
Murray Epstein, M.D., FASH, professor of medicine emeritus, is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious American Society of Hypertension Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award, presented during the organization’s scientific meeting on May 23 in New York City.
The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed all 191 third-year Miller School students for the sixteenth annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of medical students.