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Message from the Dean: FLU SHOTS

October 1 marks the beginning of the 2014-15 flu season, and I am writing today to strongly urge you to get a flu shot.

Last week I announced the Miller School of Medicine’s policy requiring anyone who has in-person contact with patients to be vaccinated against influenza. Our patients — especially those who are the most vulnerable to viruses like influenza — are our first concern, and we must do all we can to avoid putting them at risk.

But it makes good sense for the rest of us, too. By getting a flu shot, you protect your co-workers, your family and friends as well as yourself.

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A Message from the Dean About Flu Vaccination

At UHealth, patient safety is our top priority and the primary driver in requiring flu vaccination for healthcare workers and staff who work in facilities where patient care is provided. Sick patients and those with compromised immune systems are at highest risk of serious complications from influenza. UHealth annual influenza vaccination is a safety priority and in the best interest of our patients and our employees.

Given our focus on patient safety, annual influenza vaccination will be a requirement for all healthcare workers (HCWs). At UHealth, HCWs are all those Miller School of Medicine workers whose role requires them to have in-person interactions (both clinical and non-clinical) with patients.

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Labor Day Message from the Dean

On Monday we observe Labor Day, a national holiday established in 1887 to recognize and celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is a day of reflection, but also a day to say thank you.

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Message from the Dean:  Free DCC Registration

For the fifth year in a row, we are proud to once again partner with the Miami Dolphins for Dolphins Cycling Challenge V, benefiting the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. For this milestone fifth year, the DCC is permanently moving to its new time frame, the weekend following the Super Bowl. DCC V is scheduled for February 7 and 8, 2015.

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A Message from Dean Goldschmidt

Today is Independence Day, the day each year when we celebrate the mix of principle, vision, generosity and bravery on which our country was founded, and which makes the United States the country other countries look to for leadership.

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