Dr. Laurence B. Gardner Delivers 13th Biennial Gross Lecture at Louis Calder Memorial Library 11.25.2015
During a biennial event to honor a man who thrived on the pursuit of medical knowledge, Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., Executive Dean for Education and Policy at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, recently spoke at the Louis Calder Memorial Library about one of the most complex pieces of medical legislation in recent history.
The Miami-Dade School Board on November 18 issued a proclamation recognizing Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and Chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, for her career achievements.
UHealth at Coral Gables Marks Milestone: ‘Topping Off’ The Lennar Foundation Medical Center 11.24.2015
On Friday, November 20, a large crane at the construction site of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, future home of UHealth at Coral Gables, hoisted a small pine tree and American flag up to the rooftop, “topping off” what will be the first presence of UHealth - the University of Miami Health System on the Coral Gables campus.
Sylvester Researchers Use Powerful Screening Tools to Identify New Cancer-Inhibiting Compound 11.24.2015
Using “big data” sets and powerful computational screening tools, researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified a compound that inhibits two different cellular targets in cancer. Their findings were recently published in Scientific Reports.
Fifty years of medical achievements and memories were celebrated recently, as the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health marked a milestone. More than 100 people gathered at the Life Science and Technology Park on November 12 to mark five decades since the department became the first academic family medicine department in the United States.
UHealth - the University of Miami Health System has been recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics for reaching Stage 6 on the Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (A-EMRAM). EMRAM is a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities in the HIMSS Analytics database.
Early Deadline for Submissions 11.24.2015
Please note that the submission deadline for the December 1 issue of MED is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25, at noon. Any requests received after the deadline will be processed the following week. Happy Thanksgiving!
Wearing bright orange shirts emblazoned with the “U,” hundreds of people from UHealth - the University of Miami Health System showed their support for fighting heart disease in our community. More than 600 signed up to be part of Team UHealth and take part in the annual three-mile walk/run hosted by the Miami-Dade County chapter of the American Heart and Stroke Association at Museum Park in downtown Miami.
Week of Well-Being Wants You in 2016 11.24.2015
Lectures, fitness classes, financial workshops and other activities focused on advancing the well-being of UM’s faculty and staff will return for the fourth annual Week of Well-Being, April 4-8. Faculty, staff, students and alumni will have a chance to share their knowledge and expertise by becoming presenters during the one-week event, held on the Coral Gables, Rosenstiel School and Miller School of Medicine campuses.
Why do some children with leukemia respond well to treatment while others do not? Noted cancer researcher Julio C. Barredo, M.D., professor and Toppel Family Chair in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is making progress in finding an answer to that life-and-death question.