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Novel Stem Cell Therapy Changes Life for Federal Agent Saved by UHealth Cardiologists 10.06.2015

Surrounded by reporters and TV cameras, and wearing exercise clothing, Noel Zuniga ran hard for several minutes on a treadmill at University of Miami Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. His workout during a press briefing on October 2 was a way of demonstrating how UHealth doctors changed his life for the better in the past year through a novel stem cell procedure that has healed much of the damage to his heart.

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Up Close with Dr. Alejandra Perez: ‘Every day I go home with a great feeling of accomplishment’ 10.06.2015

Alejandra Perez, M.D., joined Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center earlier this year as Medical Director of the Broward Breast Oncology Group. She is triple board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology and has published more than 20 scientific papers and abstracts on breast cancer.

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Lancet Report on Women and Health Presented at the Miller School 10.06.2015

On October 1, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences, hosted an event at the Lois Pope LIFE Center to discuss the findings of a new report on women and health, which was recently published in The Lancet. The report found that women’s contribution to health care constitutes nearly 5 percent of global GDP, $3 trillion, but nearly half is unpaid and unrecognized.

Read more about Dr. Knaul's Lancet report on women and health »

Dr. Charles B. Nemeroff Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award 10.06.2015

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine psychiatrist Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., was honored by the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) with its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his research into the biological basis of depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Sylvester Selected for ASCO Quality Initiative Pilot Project 10.06.2015

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has earned another notch of recognition for its quality initiatives. The cancer center has been selected as one of only 20 beta sites in the nation to participate in a next-generation version of quality data gathering for the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI).

Read more about Sylvester's recognition »

Sports Legends Dinner Celebrates 30 Years of Breakthroughs 10.06.2015

Thirty years after NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti promised his newly paralyzed son, Marc, they would see a cure for spinal cord injuries one day, father and son are ever closer to that goal, thanks in large part to the 30th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner they’ll host tonight in New York City.

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UHealth Pediatric Cardiac Specialists Transplant Baby’s Heart, Conduct Advanced Genetic Testing 10.06.2015

A news conference last week announced that 6-month-old Eliana Mendez was heading home after undergoing a heart transplant and numerous procedures by UHealth pediatric cardiac specialists Paolo Rusconi, M.D., and Eliot R. Rosenkranz, M.D.

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Billy the Marlin Visits Sylvester’s Pediatric Oncology Clinic, alex’s place 10.06.2015

September 29 was a special day for patients and staff at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s childhood cancer clinic, alex’s place. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Billy the Marlin, the official mascot of the Miami Marlins baseball team, visited children receiving cancer treatment or seeing their doctors for follow-up appointments

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2015 Employee Day Football Game Promotion Offers Choice of Two Games 10.06.2015

Tickets are now available for the 2015 Employee Day Football Games, featuring your choice of two matchups: The Miami Hurricanes versus the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, October 17, and the Hurricanes versus the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, November 21 at Sun Life Stadium.

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ICD-10 Documentation Tip of the Week: Tobacco Use 10.06.2015

A reminder to document both type and specificity. Tobacco use documentation is a Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) quality measure.

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