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11.05.2010

UM Citizens Board Focuses on Health and Wellness During a Visit to the Medical Campus

Making their annual visit to the medical campus, about 60 members of the University of Miami Citizens Board attended an open house at the U Wellness Center and Programs to learn more about health and wellness programs at UHealth and the Miller School.

The board, a group of community leaders who serve as goodwill ambassadors for the University, were welcomed to the November 2 event by Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., who spoke about the importance of prevention and early detection to achieve overall health and wellness.

He was followed by David Lubarsky, M.D., M.B.A., the Emanuel M. Papper Professor and chair of anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, and pain management and senior associate dean for quality safety and risk prevention, who spoke about the wellness center’s new multi-specialty pain management center. Last, Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discussed the interface of pain and depression and its consequences.

Board members also had the opportunity to tour the Wellness Center and visit several department exhibits, including one on the multi-specialty pain center, which is made up of pain medicine, complementary medicine, and physical therapy; the UHealthAware program, which offered HeartAware and SleepAware screenings; UHealth Sports Medicine; UHealth Sleep Medicine; My UHealth Chart; and the GEAR program.

Several faculty and staff provided information at each exhibit table.

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