From left, Mexican General Consul to Miami Jorge Francisco de la Lama, Armando Ahued Ortega, M.D., Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., UM President Julio Frenk, and Steven M. Altschuler, M.D.

University of Miami and Mexico City Ministry of Health Establish Health Care Partnership

Leaders of the University of Miami, the Miller School of Medicine and the Ministry of Health of Mexico City (SEDESA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a health care partnership with hemispheric and global potential. Its broad scope includes collaborations in teaching, research, exchange of faculty and students, and staff development.

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Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., Hansel Tookes, M.D., M.P.H., and Megan McLemore of Human Rights Watch (third through fifth from left), with donors and volunteers.

University of Miami and Human Rights Watch Announce New Distribution Program for Anti-Overdose Drug

University of Miami physicians and top public health experts from UM’s groundbreaking needle exchange center (Miami’s IDEA Exchange) announced a new program to distribute the anti-overdose drug naloxone (Narcan) to local substance users. The April 27 announcement was made in collaboration with the human rights group, Human Rights Watch.

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From left, Rob Campbell, M.D., SGSA chair; Adrian Jones, J.D., SGSA chair-elect; Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D.; Alex J. Mechaber, M.D.; and Jerry Clark, Ph.D., MBA.

Dr. Hilit Mechaber Receives AAMC Award for Exemplary Service

Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., associate dean for student services at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the Robert “Bob” Sabalis Award for Exemplary Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Southern Group on Student Affairs (SGSA).

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From left, Alicia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., with Matthew Phillips, M.D./Ph.D. student and president of the Graduate Student Association, at the ASCI annual meeting.

Dr. Alessia Fornoni Inducted into American Society for Clinical Investigation

Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and director of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center, has been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation. The induction ceremony took place April 21 during the association’s annual meeting in Chicago.

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Three Walgreens On-Campus Pharmacies Are Open

The University of Miami and Walgreens are pleased to announce the opening of three on-campus Walgreens pharmacy locations: The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, University of Miami Hospital, and University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. These pharmacies offer convenient access to Walgreens’ expert service for faculty, staff, students and the community.

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