Miller School Dean Edward Abraham, M.D., greeted an auditorium full of people who are even newer to the University of Miami than he is — the members of the M.D. Class of 2021, who gathered last week for orientation.
“You’re an absolutely spectacular class,” the Dean said. “This is a wonderful fit for you and a wonderful environment.”
Only minutes into their formal medical school education, the members of the Miller School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 were presented with perhaps the most-recognized symbol of the medical profession. The students were handed brand-new stethoscopes, donated by alumni and faculty as a way of welcoming them to the Miller School.
South Florida celebrity chef Ralph Pagano, who suffered life-threatening burns in a kitchen explosion, expressed gratitude to his UHealth/Jackson caregivers when he was released following a hospital stay of nearly a month and a half. The explosion occurred when Pagano, owner of the Naked Lunch, Naked Taco and Naked Crab restaurants and host of the culinary show “All Mixed Up,” was opening a new restaurant in Bimini.
A team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study an attribute in traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Daniel J. Liebl, Ph.D., professor of neurological surgery, is leading the investigation.
It’s a story of targeted chemotherapy, immune system changes, and the possibility of prolonged survival for people with gliomas. Noriyuki Kasahara, M.D., Ph.D., a gene therapy expert at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of cell biology and pathology at the Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues developed a unique technology to deliver chemotherapy exclusively to tumors.
The Medical Parents Association (MPA) held an orientation dinner August 9 to welcome the Class of 2021 – and their proud parents – to their first year at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. “I can tell you from first-hand experience that your daughter or son stands on the threshold of an incredible adventure,” said Vicky Egusquiza, M.D. ’87, whose three sons have attended the Miller School.