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Dr. Jaime R. Merchan Selected for NIH Developmental Therapeutics Study Section 08.03.2015

Jaime R. Merchan, M.D., hematologist/oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been selected as a chartered member of the Developmental Therapeutics Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health. The six-year term began July 1.

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First Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Graduates Become Board Certified 07.31.2015

The first graduates of the Department of Physical Therapy’s new postgraduate orthopedic residency program have passed the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) examination for certification by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. The two graduates are Richard Mancini, M.S.P.T., Manager and Instructor at the department’s Plantation Clinic, and Kevin Mills, D.P.T., who is an adjunct faculty member.

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Study Shows Migraine Can Increase Risk of Stroke in Older Smokers 07.30.2015

New research led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine suggests older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers. The study, led by Teshamae Monteith, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, is published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Turnaround at UM Hospital Emergency Department Tied to Teamwork and Commitment to Change 07.28.2015

Following a dramatic four-month rise in patient-satisfaction scores, the Emergency Department at University of Miami Hospital stands as a textbook example of what is possible when top management makes a true commitment to change and the entire staff responds to the personal satisfaction that comes from improved performance.

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Dr. Daniel Armstrong Receives American Cancer Society’s St. George National Award 07.28.2015

For his longtime devotion to improving the lives of children with cancer and his work to advance science, health policy and education, F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., a longtime researcher with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and professor and Executive Vice Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was recently honored with the American Cancer Society’s 2015 St. George National Award.

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Sylvester Pediatric Oncologists Form Collaboration with Peru 07.28.2015

As part of a unique agreement with the nation of Peru, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth - University of Miami Health System, is helping establish a new pediatric bone marrow transplant program in Lima, as well as treating patients in the United States.

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UM Doctors Contribute to National Effort to Improve Health and Lifestyles for the Aging 07.28.2015

A multidisciplinary team of doctors and researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has played an integral role in a White House-led initiative to improve the quality of life and health for aging populations throughout the U.S.

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Hurricane Preparedness Guidelines Now Available on Security Department Website 07.28.2015

A public version of the UHealth and Miller School of Medicine Hurricane Guidelines is now available on the Department of Security’s website. The newly developed plan is intended to unify preparedness, response and recovery efforts across the medical campus and health system. There are also links to preparedness information specifically for employees, students, researchers and the general university community.

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Supply Chain Services Aims for More Active Role in Transforming Lives 07.28.2015

From the new valves UHealth cardiologists implant in faulty hearts to the tape athletic trainers wrap around injured ankles, the University of Miami buys a lot of stuff — nearly $1 billion worth every year. That’s a lot of goods and services to order, receive and deliver, which is the job of Supply Chain Services, a newly reorganized entity many UM employees may not be familiar with.

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New Toner/Cartridges Recycling Program on Medical Campus 07.28.2015

Contributing empty ink and toner cartridges to be “re-used” (remanufactured) instead of simply “recycled” (de-manufactured) helps to save energy, reduce air and water pollution, and conserves natural resources.

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