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City to City: Boston Group in Miami to Observe Best Practices Makes Stop at UM

10/23/2008

Bart Chernow, M.D., vice president for special programs and resource strategy, and vice provost for technology advancement (left at podium), Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and University President Donna E. Shalala addressed a group of Boston business and civic leaders who visited the Miller School on October 21 as part of its City to City tour of Miami. Through City to City, a Boston leadership development program, participants travel to different cities to learn best practices used to solve a range of economic and social issues.  Upon returning to Boston, the team expects to incorporate the best solutions into initiatives to help entities such as schools, non-profits, small businesses, and even neighborhoods, improve social and economic circumstances.

At the Miller School event held in the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, President Shalala, Dr. Chernow, Dean Goldschmidt and other UM leaders spoke and answered questions on a range of topics including medical and scientific advancement, recruitment, job creation, diversity, the University’s relationship with surrounding communities and other non-profits, and the future of Miami.  Dr. Chernow showed a short film that explained the concept behind UM’s planned Life Science Park and the enormous economic impact it will have on the Miami Health District. The Boston group spent four days in Miami and visited landmarks such as the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, toured several Miami neighborhoods, and heard from economic and tourism leaders.