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Renovated ‘Enchanted Forest’ Opens at Sylvester 02.08.2016

After three and a half months, renovations of the “enchanted forest” between Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Sylvester Support Services Building were completed in January. Now the garden looks more beautiful than ever before, with new paths constructed of a flexible, porous paving material partially made of recycled tires.

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President Julio Frenk Charts a New Course for UM, with a Key Role for Health Care 02.02.2016

Frenk committed the University to eight bold initiatives to achieve his goals — initiatives that would require bringing together talents from across the University in collaborative effort. And as a physician and public health expert, he left no doubt that health care would play an important role in the work that lies ahead.

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Miller School of Medicine Celebrates UM President Julio Frenk’s Inauguration 02.02.2016

More than six decades after its founding, the Miller School of Medicine, along with UHealth - the University of Miami Health System, are vital parts of the University of Miami’s mission, said Julio Frenk last Thursday at a medical campus celebration held the day before his formal inauguration as the University’s sixth president.

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Dr. Margaret A. Fischl Delivers Inaugural ’Cane Talk 02.02.2016

Margaret A. Fischl, M.D., a pioneer in research and treatment related to HIV/AIDS, was one of 10 speakers at the first-ever session of ’Cane Talks – 10-minute talks by University of Miami experts on major challenges facing humankind – which took place on January 29 as part of UM President Julio Frenk’s inauguration activities.

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Miller School Study Findings Dispute Revised Blood Pressure Guidelines 02.02.2016

New research finds that a recent revision in national guidelines for treating high blood pressure in people 60 and older could put this population at greater stroke risk. The increased stroke risk is even more pronounced among Hispanics and blacks, the research showed. Those are the findings of a new study in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, led by Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.

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Up Close with Dr. Jeffrey Goldberger: ‘We Need People to Rally Around Heart Research’ 02.02.2016

Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine Jeffrey Goldberger, M.D., M.B.A., joined UHealth - the University of Miami Health System in November. He hails from Northwestern University, where he pioneered groundbreaking heart mapping and stroke prevention tools that he’s brought to UHealth to improve the health outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib).

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Miller School of Medicine Celebrates UM President Julio Frenk’s Inauguration 02.02.2016

More than six decades after its founding, the Miller School of Medicine, along with UHealth - the University of Miami Health System, are vital parts of the University of Miami’s mission, said Julio Frenk at a Thursday medical campus celebration a day before his formal inauguration as the University’s sixth president.

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Public Health Leader Named New Dean of the University of Miami Graduate School 02.02.2016

The University of Miami has appointed Miller School of Medicine alumnus and faculty member Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., now the Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences and the Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health, as the new Dean of the Graduate School, effective February 1.

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Save the Date: Miami Brain Fair, March 12 02.02.2016

Save the date for the Miami Brain Fair, March 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. The Brain Fair is a community education event designed to teach adults and children how the brain works and about the neuroscience research at the University of Miami.

Free Parenting Groups Begin February 4 02.02.2016

The University of Miami’s Families First Network, funded by The Children's Trust, offers free parenting groups throughout Miami-Dade County for parents of children ages 1 through 7 years. Parents will discuss ways to manage behavior, build stronger families and help their children grow and develop. Participants will receive free items related to the topics discussed.

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