Florida Cancer Data System at Sylvester is Again Recognized as One of the Best in the U.S.

The Florida Cancer Data System, the State of Florida’s legislatively mandated population-based registry located at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received three important distinctions for the quality of its cancer registry data.

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Dr. Graham Serjeant, right, and Dr. John Homi.

Expert in Sickle Cell Disease Management to Present at Mailman Center

Dr. Graham Roger Serjeant, a world-renowned researcher and authority on sickle cell disease management and care, will visit the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine on Friday, Oct. 20, to tour the Pediatric Sickle Cell Unit at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital and make a presentation about best practices for medical professionals caring for patients with sickle cell anemia.

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Before the return to Miami, from left, Melvin Bonilla, M.D., chair of pediatrics at University Pediatric Hospital in Puerto Rico, Delia Rivera Hernandez, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, Alan Bass, pilot, Cindy Calderon, M.D., vice president of the PR Chapter of the American Academy of Puerto Rico and consultant for the Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health Bureau of Puerto Rico, Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., chair of pediatrics and chief of service at Holtz Children’s Hospital, Roberto Perez Roman, M.D., neurosurgery resident, Tania Fontanez-Nieves, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, and Maria Gaby Balsa-Guerrero, M.D., and Mora Puertolas-Lopez, M.D., both pediatric residents. Video & Photo Gallery

Miller School Pediatric Team Delivers Supplies and Support to Puerto Rico’s Physicians

A six-person pediatric team from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine traveled to Puerto Rico on October 10 to provide firsthand support for their colleagues in San Juan and two rural impoverished communities still devastated by Hurricane Maria.

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Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D., left, and President Julio Frenk at the WHO global conference.

President Frenk Outlines Ethical Issues Related to Big Data at UM-WHO Global Conference

Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) are emerging as powerful tools for improving patient care, advancing medical research and promoting public health. But the use of large datasets of electronic health records, along with other patient information, raises a host of ethical, legal and social issues, University of Miami President Julio Frenk told a global conference hosted by UM and the World Health Organization.

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Annual Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day. The Department of Otolaryngology has a long, rich history of encouraging novel investigation by trainees, the results of which are presented at the end-of-the-year graduation weekend. Video & Photo Gallery

Multifaceted Programs Bring High Rankings to Department of Otolaryngology

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery was recently recognized by two prestigious ratings organizations. The otolaryngology program at University of Miami Hospital was ranked No. 35 in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey, and the department was ranked No. 14 for NIH-funded research as compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

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