A year and a half of hard work and significant changes to prepare the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for reaccreditation culminates in a visit by the national Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in early February.
The team of site visitors — leaders from the University of South Carolina, the University of Virginia, and other medical schools — will have already reviewed data from a 380-page report from the Miller School, an independent analysis based on a survey of current students, and other AAMC school reports when they arrive on February 5.
For Leonard Buller, M.D., an orthopaedic surgery resident, inspiration last year came not only from inside an operating room but also at an elevation high above sea level, tucked into a monastery in the Himalayan Mountains. There he met with monks who have dedicated their life to prayer, amidst a culture that stresses happiness, kindness, and conser¬vation. It was an education not found in any textbook.
Charlotte S. Barrett, M.B.A., Assistant Vice President of Health Information Integrity at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
Steven J. Gedde, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, received the 2016 Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago. The award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding residency program director in ophthalmology.
Megan Schwarte, a senior auditor in the Office of Audit and Advisory Services, received the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors’ Rising Star Award, which honors an AHIA member who embodies the future of the profession through excellence in health care internal auditing. A professional association with almost 1,600 members, the AHIA is dedicated to the advancement of the health care internal auditing profession.
Sometimes proteins do a lot more than we expect. Dab2, for example, has long been linked to cancer. The molecule is associated with a chain of signaling proteins called the Ras-MAPK pathway. In many cancers, elements of Ras-MAPK mutate and start telling cells to grow uncontrollably.