Jaime R. Merchan, M.D., hematologist/oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been selected as a chartered member of the Developmental Therapeutics Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health. The six-year term began July 1.
The Section reviews applications addressing the experimental therapy of neoplastic diseases in in vitro systems and in vivo model systems, including some early-stage, pilot clinical trials. Its major emphasis is the rational development of novel therapeutic strategies that have a significant potential for early translation to the clinic.
Through the support of the non-profit organization Medical Students in Action (MSA), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine M.D. and M.D./M.P.H. students met with the Dominican Republic’s Provincial Director of Health, Manuel Antonio Hilario Acevedo, M.D., in San Cristobal on July 10 to collaborate on the development of a community health worker program.
The stethoscope is one of the most enduring symbols of the medical profession. To the patient, it signifies trust, compassion and hope. For those who have the privilege to wear one, it embodies knowledge, dedication and care.
The first graduates of the Department of Physical Therapy’s new postgraduate orthopedic residency program have passed the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) examination for certification by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. The two graduates are Richard Mancini, M.S.P.T., Manager and Instructor at the department’s Plantation Clinic, and Kevin Mills, D.P.T., who is an adjunct faculty member.
New research led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine suggests older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers. The study, led by Teshamae Monteith, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, is published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Following a dramatic four-month rise in patient-satisfaction scores, the Emergency Department at University of Miami Hospital stands as a textbook example of what is possible when top management makes a true commitment to change and the entire staff responds to the personal satisfaction that comes from improved performance.