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Match Day 2019 Generates Cheers and Tears from the Miller School’s Graduating Class

The excited Class of 2019 rush to claim their match envelopes.

The excited Class of 2019 rush to claim their match envelopes.

“It looks like we only have five minutes to go,” Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, dean and chief academic officer of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said to the excited crowd at Match Day 2019. “Unfortunately, I brought a 15-minute speech.” The groans had barely begun when he flashed his big smile and said, “Just kidding,” generating laughter and applause. Still he used the time he had to great effect.

“We are so very proud of you,” he told the 180 members of the Miller School Class of 2019 who were about to learn what residency programs they had matched with. “You are the most successful class in our history. We expect you to go out and change the future of medicine!”

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From left, Goodwill board member Edward Manno Shumsky, Stephen Demers and Ron Bogue of UHealth, and David Landsberg, CEO of Goodwill.

UHealth Receives Award for Being First to Use Goodwill’s Laundry Service

The University of Miami Health System has received a “special recognition” award from Goodwill of South Florida for being the first organization to enter an agreement to use Goodwill’s commercial laundry service – even before the service was established, nearly six years ago.

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From left, Italian Minister of Health Giulia Grillo, M.D., with Camillo Ricordi, M.D.

Diabetes Research Institute Director Camillo Ricordi, M.D., Appointed to Italy’s Supreme Council of Health

Camillo Ricordi, M.D., director of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been appointed by Italian Minister of Health Giulia Grillo, M.D., to Italy’s Supreme Council of Health, the committee of medical experts who advise the government on health policy.

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Hall of Fame honoree Stephen B. Liggett, M.D. ’82. Video & Photo Gallery

Miller School Graduates Reconnect at 2019 Medical Alumni Weekend

Family medicine practitioner, Harold Johnson, M.D. ’94, does not generally attend school reunions, but when it came time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his medical school graduation with his classmates, Dr. Johnson knew he did not want to miss it.

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From left, Jose M. Martinez-Navio, Ph.D., Ronald C. Desrosiers, Ph.D., and Sebastian P. Fuchs, Ph.D.

New HIV Treatment Strategy Can Provide Long-term Viral Suppression, according to Miller School Study

A University of Miami Miller School research team has found a new approach to preventing and treating HIV infection in a preclinical model. With one injection of anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies, the researchers were able to suppress the virus for three years in one monkey and for extended periods in two others.

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Lisa Marie Merheb, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. (center, gray sleeves), Teresa Neira, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., O.S.W.-C. (second from left), and the rest of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center social work team.

Social Work Month Highlights Professionals Essential to Patients, Families, Physicians and Staff

Social workers across the University of Miami Heath System tend to be selfless in their day-to-day support and education of patients, families and colleagues on their interdisciplinary teams. The celebration of Social Work Month each March, however, provides an opportunity to step back and acknowledge their essential roles in patient care.

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