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National Doctors’ Day 2014

Today is National Doctors’ Day, when healthcare organizations recognize the invaluable contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. I want to take a moment to thank the extraordinary physicians who practice within UHealth – the University of Miami Health System for the critical work they do every day to advance the cause of better health.

Our physicians are gifted clinicians, driven by compassion for their patients and the desire to alleviate human disease and suffering.

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Message from the Dean: Dr. Roy E. Weiss Named Chair of Medicine

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., will be joining the Miller School as our new Chair of the Department of Medicine. A distinguished educator, researcher and clinician, Dr. Weiss has spent 29 years at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he has served as the Rabbi Morris I. Esformes Endowed Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Deputy Provost for Research for the university.

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Faculty Affairs Announcement

I am pleased to announce that Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., professor and Executive Vice Chair of Pediatrics, has been named the interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Faculty Affairs.

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2014 Strategic Plan

As we celebrate our jump to Number 46 for the Miller School of Medicine in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, it is time to plan for the next breakthrough. We recently developed a new five-year strategic plan for UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine. The work of nearly 200 stakeholders at all levels, it will be the guide for the next phase of our journey toward extraordinary impact, leadership, innovation and sustainability. It positions us to realize our vision of establishing our medical school and healthcare delivery system as leading clinical, educational and research enterprises, while serving our South Florida community.

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Miller School Moves Up to #46 in Latest U.S. News Rankings

I have some wonderful news for you. It has just been announced that the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has moved up in the national rankings and now stands at Number 46 in the latest edition of “Best Graduate Schools” published by U.S. News & World Report.

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