University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and faculty presented medical education initiatives and innovations at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Learn Serve Lead 2017annual Meeting in Boston. The Miller School team presented 12 posters about projects spanning a wide spectrum of areas of interest from classroom peer-teaching to research initiatives in community-based health care.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, has awarded a one-year infrastructure grant of $50,184 to Julio C. Barredo, M.D., director of Children’s Cancer Programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Toppel Family Chair in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
At the dedication ceremony held November 18, 2016, for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center — the gleaming five-story, 206,000-square foot state-of-the-art outpatient facility constructed by UHealth-the University of Miami Health System on the Coral Gables campus — speakers described a new vision for health care.
When an unconscious patient with a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) tattoo on his chest was admitted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s emergency room last summer, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine clinicians faced a serious ethical question: whether or not to honor his wishes. “We felt that the patient’s tattoo, which included his signature, was clearly a call for help,” said Gregory E. Holt, M.D., Ph.D.
Renowned for his expertise in pediatric infectious disease, Charles D. Mitchell, M.D., professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases, was recently awarded the prestigious 2017 Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research. The award was presented during a November 2nd ceremony at the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute.