Strong Education and Research Programs Lead to 10-Position Rise Since 2006
Demonstrating its push for excellence, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has climbed to Number 46 in the 2015 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” published by U.S. News & World Report.
Under the leadership of Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School, and CEO of the University of Miami Health System, the Miller School has moved up from a Number 56 ranking in 2006 – a rise of 10 positions in the past eight years.
“Our climb in the national rankings reflects the improving caliber of our medical students, master’s students and Ph.D. (research) students, the advances in our education curriculum and the world-class quality of our researchers and educators,” said Goldschmidt. “We are deeply committed to excellence in all aspects of the Miller School’s mission, including education, research and clinical care.”
Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Cardiovascular Division, has been recognized for her outstanding dedication to the mission of the Florida Heart Research Institute in the area of research.
University of Miami Hospital First in South Florida to Implant Newly Approved Smallest Insertable Cardiac Monitor
Demonstrating further expertise in the cardiac field, a physician at the University of Miami Hospital (UMH) has become the first in South Florida to implant the world’s smallest cardiac monitoring device into a patient.
The positive impact of programs to fight childhood obesity — such as the Miami-Dade County Parks’ Fit2Play after-school program, whose effectiveness has been proven by Miller School researchers — won praise from First Lady Michelle Obama during an appearance in Miami on February 25.
Scientists at the Miller School and collaborators at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have uncovered new mechanisms of the immune system that may help protect the insulin-producing beta cells that are destroyed in patients with type 1 diabetes.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) second annual CaneSearch Research Symposium explored many aspects of neuroscience research taking place at the University while highlighting a translational approach to topics such as HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, addiction and obesity.