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Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., presents his study, "Targeting histone modifying enzymes in the treatment of acute leukemia" at the Miami Winter Symposium. Photo GalleryView Photo Gallery

Renowned Cancer Scientists Present Their Latest Findings at 48th Miami Winter Symposium

Leading scientists from around the world presented their latest findings on cellular, molecular and genetic approaches to treating cancer at the Miami Winter Symposium 2015, “Towards Personalized Cancer Medicine,” on January 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

“We are moving at the speed of light into a new era of very specific treatments and away from classic chemotherapy,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth – University of Miami Health System, in his welcoming remarks. “By working together, we are finding new solutions for the prevention, treatment and cure of this terrible disease.”

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From left, Daniel Lichtstein, M.D., Regional Dean for Medical Education, Laurence Gardner, M.D., Joan St. Onge, M.D., Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Patrick Taylor, M.D., Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Lisa Martinez, M.D., Program Director, Internal Medicine, and Ken Homer, M.D.

Miller School and Holy Cross Hospital Celebrate New Internal Medicine Residency Program

With an eye toward providing new opportunities for medical students and expanding its presence in Broward County, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine celebrated its new joint residency program with longtime community partner Holy Cross Hospital.

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Barth Green, M.D., FACS, left, Romero Britto, Stuart A. Miller and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Celebrating a Heroic Effort in Haiti

More than 150 guests recently gathered at Romero Britto's South Beach art gallery to mark the fifth-year anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake. The event was organized by Barth Green, M.D., FACS, professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery, to acknowledge the heroes who served more than 30,000 critically ill and injured patients over the four months following the earthquake.

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Richard K. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., left, and Richard K. Parrish, II, M.D.

First Study on Haitian-American Glaucoma Rates Stresses Need for Awareness and Screening to Prevent Vision Loss

Physicians at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and medical students at the Miller School of Medicine have been the first to publish data on the prevalence of glaucoma in the Haitian-American population. Their findings, based on data from 750 participants, show that nearly 26 percent of Haitian-Americans have signs and symptoms for various stages of glaucoma..

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The University of Miami AIDS Clinical Research Unit with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D. (seated fourth from left).

UM AIDS Clinical Research Unit Welcomes Dignitary

The Miami Center for AIDS Research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine welcomed Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, to its offices on January 13. Physicians in the UM AIDS Clinical Research Unit, directed by Margaret Fischl, M.D., FACP, asked Ambassador Birx questions and offered insights from UM’s leadership in advancing care.

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Robert Morgan, Ed.D.

Social Work Legend Retires after Four Decades of Remarkable Service

Robert Morgan, Ed.D., Director of the Social Work Division at the Mailman Center for Child Development, has retired after more than 40 years of helping distressed families and special needs children throughout Miami-Dade County.

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