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UHealth and Jackson Open Urgent Care Center

Employees of the first UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Country Walk location, led by Robert Schwartz, M.D., professor and chair of family medicine at the Miller School; Jackson CEO Carlos Migoya; Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., CEO of UHealth Clinical Practice; Miami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava; Thinh Tran, M.D., M.B.A., and Alberto Jacir, M.D., M.B.A.

Employees of the first UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Country Walk location, led by Robert Schwartz, M.D., professor and chair of family medicine at the Miller School; Jackson CEO Carlos Migoya; Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., CEO of UHealth Clinical Practice; Miami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava; Thinh Tran, M.D., M.B.A., and Alberto Jacir, M.D., M.B.A.

First of six to provide medical care across Miami-Dade County

The University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System ushered in a new chapter in their decades-long health care collaboration, opening the UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center, a new facility in Country Walk in southwest Miami-Dade. The center, located in a shopping center at 13707 S.W. 152nd Street, just west of Zoo Miami, is the first of what will be six UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County.

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the center September 19, UHealth Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer Thinh Tran, M.D., M.B.A., said the opening heralds a new era in the UHealth Jackson partnership. “UHealth is proud and committed to working with Jackson to bring our excellence in health care to more people in our community.”

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UM Public Health Sciences and AIDS Healthcare Foundation to Launch Policy Research Initiative

To fulfill a critical need in global health policy research and advocacy, the University of Miami and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding to take the first steps toward establishing a policy research initiative.

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UM Researchers Show Concussion Can Be Diagnosed with 95 Percent Specificity

A team of researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test, which uses the head-mounted goggle that gauges eye movement through video cameras and computers, can successfully diagnose concussion with 95 percent specificity and 89 percent sensitivity.

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Alzheimer’s Association Funds Innovative Stem Cell Trial Led by UHealth Neurologist

A first-of-its-kind trial using stem cells in Alzheimer’s disease patients that is led by UHealth – the University of Miami Health System and sponsored by Miami-based life sciences company Longeveron LLC, has received a $1 million award from the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Dr. Sara J. Czaja Elected to the Executive Council of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been elected to a four-year term on the Executive Council of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

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Study: Physician-Led Point of Care Medication Delivery Significantly Improves Medication Adherence

Medication adherence is a significant barrier to the delivery of quality health services, particularly among minority populations and the elderly. But a new study led by clinical researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine found that adherence increased 17 to 29 percent when physicians delivered glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol-lowering medications to diabetic patients at the point of care.

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