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David F. Ertel, M.B.A., M.P.H.

David F. Ertel, M.B.A., M.P.H.

David F. Ertel to Assume Top Financial and Strategy Positions at Miller School and UHealth

David F. Ertel, M.B.A., M.P.H., the Chief Financial Officer of Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, has been named Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for Health Affairs.

As CFO, Ertel will be responsible for the business systems of the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, reporting to Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and CEO of UHealth.

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Bahamian officials look on as Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., with Joshua M. Hare, M.D., at his left, signs the memorandum of understanding.

Miller School’s New Agreement with The Bahamas Will Advance Collaborative Initiatives

A new University of Miami Miller School of Medicine agreement with the government of The Bahamas provides the framework for collaborative initiatives in medical education, research, and clinical care, including stem cells and regenerative medicine. It also advances ongoing discussions about the possibility of establishing a new Miller School-supported medical school in The Bahamas.

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David Watkins, Ph.D.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards Grant to Miller School for Zika Virus Study

A Miller School of Medicine researcher has received a large grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of the Zika virus in laboratory animals. David I. Watkins, Ph.D., professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pathology, will use the $821,000 grant to develop a model for rhesus macaques that can guide the development of diagnostic tools, vaccines and therapies in humans.

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Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Dr. Pascal J. Goldschmidt to Retire as Dean of the Miller School of Medicine

Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., will retire as Dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at the end of May to follow his passion for international medicine. During a sabbatical, he will explore opportunities for the Miller School and UHealth in other countries and advise Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and CEO of UHealth, on international medical education.

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Thinh H. Tran, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Thinh H. Tran Joins UHealth as Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Thinh H. Tran, M.D., M.B.A., an accomplished hospital and health plan executive with a strong mix of clinical knowledge and operational skills, will be joining UHealth on June 1 as Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Tran comes from Baptist Health South Florida, where he has been Chief Medical and Quality Officer since 2007.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., congratulates Ashley Marie Rosa, M.D.

Commencement Speakers Advise Miller School Graduates to Follow Their Passion to Serve

University of Miami President Julio Frenk clearly recalls the day he chose a career in medicine. Speaking to the Miller School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 at the May 7 commencement ceremony at the BankUnited Center, Frenk said he originally considered becoming an anthropologist.

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