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Surrounding Miami Project President Marc Buoniconti, seated, are, from left, Barth A. Green, M.D., Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., Governor Rick Scott, UM President Donna E. Shalala, student David Goldstein, and state Senator Anitere Flores.

Governor Scott Celebrates State’s New Concussion Protections at Miami Project

October 16, 2012

Recognizing the contributions of UM’s concussion experts and a high school soccer player lucky enough to be one of their patients, Governor Rick Scott visited The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis last week to officially sign into law a bill designed to safeguard Florida’s youth athletes from the potentially devastating consequences of brain injuries suffered on the playing field.

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Miami CTSI Offering Support for New Research Services and Funding Opportunities

October 09, 2012

The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is pleased to announce that extensive research-related resources, including more than $750,000 in services and awards for fiscal year 2013 are available to support investigators on all UM campuses who are conducting research which has the potential to improve the health of our diverse community.

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Joycelyn M. Lee, Ph.D., receives her award from Dexter A. Bridgeman, publisher of <em>Legacy</em> magazine.

Miller School Geneticist Named One of 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business

October 02, 2012

Joycelyn M. Lee, Ph.D., associate research scientist at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, has been recognized as one of South Florida’s “25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business for 2012” by Legacy magazine. For the seventh year, Legacy has chosen an elite group of women selected by a committee of prominent South Florida business leaders, for this distinction.

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John B. Sory

UHealth Names New Chief for Regional Alliance

September 21, 2012

John B. Sory, who brings two decades of experience building and operating clinical research, health information technology and health services businesses in the U.S. and Europe, has been named Chief Executive of the new UHealth Regional Alliance. Among his main responsibilities are forging new relationships with hospitals and physicians outside the UHealth network and managing UM’s contracting relationships with health plans.

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Joel Danisi, M.D.

Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Offering New Services at Inpatient and Outpatient Clinics

September 11, 2012

The Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine has opened two new clinics to serve South Florida’s aging population both in the hospital and the community. The division now offers geriatric consultations to patients at University of Miami Hospital who are 65 or older and admitted to medical and surgical services. The division also established Geriatrics and Healthy Aging Clinics at University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.

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UHealth Expands in Plantation

July 31, 2012

As UHealth continues to build and expand its clinical practice, UHealth experts are now available at the newly opened UHealth Plantation. Located in central Broward County in the Crossroads Office Park, UHealth Plantation is just minutes from I-595 and University Drive, providing easy access to high-quality care and services in one central location.

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Lee Kaplan, M.D., left, and Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., spoke with high school students at the annual Student Ambassador Seminar.

Students Learn Leadership Lessons at UHealth Sports Medicine Seminar

July 24, 2012

Sixty-five Miami-Dade and Broward high school students who were invited as role models for success participated in last week’s 3rd Annual Student Ambassador Seminar, leaving with lessons on leadership, decision making, peer pressure, academic success, time management, and life in the sports world from people who have been there – and one who chose to forego it.

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Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D.

Dr. Sara J. Czaja to Present Collegetown Lecture: “Aging Gracefully”

July 10, 2012

Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and scientific director of the Center on Aging, will present a special lecture, “Aging Gracefully,” on Thursday, July 26, as part of the Collegetown initiative to enrich the local community with intellectual discourse and presentations by faculty experts.

Magic Johnson, left, says he joined the "dream team" because of Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., center, and Mike Fernandez, right.

Dream Team of Magic Johnson, the Miller School and Clear Health Alliance Fights HIV/AIDS

June 19, 2012

Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s Magic Johnson Enterprises is partnering with the Miller School of Medicine and Simply Healthcare Plans’ Clear Health Alliance to ensure the provision of high quality medical services to the growing number of Medicaid-eligible people with HIV/AIDS in Miami-Dade County, which leads the nation in the number of new AIDS cases per capita.

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Bill Donelan thanks his UHealth colleagues for their tribute.

LDI Session Places Focus on the Patient Experience

March 27, 2012

Following the theme “The Year of the Patient Experience,” Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., kicked off the 15th session of the Leadership Development Institute by recounting a recent encounter with Quint Studer, the well-known health care consultant who helped UHealth-University of Miami Health System launch its patient-centered initiative UCare .

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Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Charles Nemeroff Addresses Florida’s First Mental Health Science Summit

March 06, 2012

Although there is much certainty in the science behind mental health and addiction disorders, many people still need to be educated or reminded that the diseases can be effectively treated. That’s part of the mission of the first Mental Health and Addiction Disorders Science Summit, which Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., chair of psychiatry addressed on February 15.

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Celebrating 50 years of excellence are, from left, Ralph Sacco, M.D., M.S., UM President Donna E. Shalala, Mark and Janet Levy, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Cindy and Tom Feltenstein.

Hundreds Celebrate Department of Neurology’s 50th Anniversary

February 28, 2012

Some 380 guests from South Florida and beyond attended the 50th Anniversary Gala of the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology on Saturday, February 25, at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. Amid socializing, dining, dancing, and entertainment by comedian and television personality Jay Leno, attendees learned about the Miller School’s long legacy of neurological excellence.

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Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., left, is the study's principal investigator and David C. Landy, M.P.H., the lead author.

Miller School Study Offers Tools to Prevent Atherosclerosis in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

February 21, 2012

In a study that provides practical tools for identifying pediatric cancer survivors at high risk for premature death from atherosclerosis, Miller School researchers found that teenagers and young adults who survived childhood cancer have increased odds of already having blocked arteries, as well as an elevated risk of suffering a myocardial infarction, stroke, or coronary death over the next 30 years.

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Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D.

Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D., Named Chief Academic Officer for UHealth

February 16, 2012

Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, has been named to the new position of chief academic officer for UHealth-University of Miami Health System. In her new role, Diaz will work in partnership with Michael Lewis, M.D., senior associate dean for graduate medical education, specifically overseeing graduate medical education at University of Miami Hospital.

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Mark Duper, left, and his doctor Mark S. Soloway, M.D., celebrate the success of his cancer treatment.

Riding to Benefit Sylvester, Dolphins Great Makes Life-Saving Discovery

January 25, 2012

Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mark “Super” Duper had a rough ride during the second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge on November 5, 2011. He never dreamed that as he was riding his bicycle to raise money for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in memory of Dolphins great Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich, there was a cancerous tumor growing inside his own body.

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