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UM Department of Pathology Leading Efforts to Bring Healthcare into 21st Century 07.22.2014

In a push to bring healthcare further into the 21st Century at the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth, Richard J. Cote, M.D., is leading a transformation in the Department of Pathology that is redefining a sustainable and successful model for healthcare services across UHealth. Cote’s efforts were featured in the July issue of the College of American Pathologists’ CAP TODAY.

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Miami Transplant Institute Performs Florida’s First Three-Way Kidney Exchange 07.22.2014

At a dramatic news conference on July 17, the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center announced the first successful three-way paired kidney exchange in the state of Florida. In the exchange, three families with a member needing a kidney transplant each found a match in one of the other families.

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American Heart Association Heart Walk Launch Party 07.22.2014

Join Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine and CEO of UHealth, at the UHealth Launch Party for the 2014 American Heart Association Miami-Dade Heart Walk on Thursday, July 24, at 3 p.m. at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center.

Relax and Rejuvenate with a Personal Acupuncture or Massage Session 07.22.2014

The Courtelis Center’s Integrative Medicine Program, in partnership with Well ’Canes, is pleased to offer acupuncture and massage sessions for UM faculty and staff at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. If you suffer from headaches, body pain or weakness, digestive disorders, insomnia, fatigue, or anxiety, you could improve your condition through the benefits of acupuncture or massage.

Join Team Sylvester by July 31, and UM Will Pay Your DCC Registration Fees 07.22.2014

The University of Miami and Miami Dolphins will once again take their fight against cancer to the streets when they team up on February 7 and 8, 2015, for Dolphins Cycling Challenge V, which benefits the critical lifesaving mission of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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New Policy Provides Enhanced Opportunities for Growth 07.22.2014

The Department of Human Resources has released a new policy designed to encourage staff to openly pursue opportunities for internal transfer or promotion with the support of their supervisors. The Internal Mobility: Transfer and Promotion policy supports career growth and development at the University through improved communication between managers and their direct reports by removing fear of intimidation.

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Faculty and Staff Support the U: Community Health Expert Strengthens Hispanic Families, and the University 07.22.2014

Professor Guillermo “Willy” Prado is committed to making South Florida a better place to live. As director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine, Prado has pioneered programs that reduce drug abuse and other health problems among Hispanic youths by strengthening their families.

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Bascom Palmer Ranked No. 1 in Ophthalmology for 11th Consecutive Year 07.15.2014

For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer has received the No. 1 ranking a total of 13 times and has been in the top two since the annual rankings began 25 years ago.

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Miller Professor Contributes to Review of VA Patient-Centered Medical Homes 07.15.2014

Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and public health sciences, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of Community Engagement at the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), was one of five editors for a supplement on the VA Healthcare System’s patient-centered medical homes published in the July issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Family Medicine’s Stress Management Program Targets Healthy Mind and Body 07.15.2014

Using interlocked hands, Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., assistant professor of family medicine and community health and director of behavioral medicine, illustrates the powerful connection between the mind and the body.

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