In a move further demonstrating a commitment to transforming patient care, proven health care marketer Roymi V. Membiela has been named Chief Experience Officer (CXO) and Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications for UHealth – the University of Miami Health System.
Membiela joins UHealth from Baptist Health South Florida, where she has served in various roles since 2005, most recently as Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. In that role, she was responsible for the strategic implementation of integrated marketing communications for the organization both internally and externally, and led the digital transformation of marketing communications throughout South Florida’s diverse patient populations.
With the 2016 Olympics upon us, about 20 UHealth physicians are wrapping up cases and packing for an extended stay in Rio. One of them, Sheila Conway, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at UHealth, is coming full circle with her time at the Olympics. She will be returning to the pool, but this time as an attending physician rather than a swim competitor.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute — the global leader in eye care, vision research and ophthalmology education — has launched the world’s first Master’s degree in Vision Science and Investigative Ophthalmology (MVSIO). This innovative program offers comprehensive training in ophthalmic translational research, problem-based learning, management and a skill set available only at Bascom Palmer.
Sophia George, Ph.D., an obstetrics/gynecology expert at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant to help discover new methods of detecting and treating ovarian cancer. The award comes from the Colleen’s Dream Foundation, an organization offering seed funding to young investigators performing cutting-edge research in ovarian cancer.
The Florida Cancer Data System, the State of Florida’s legislatively mandated population-based cancer registry located at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, recently received three national distinctions for the quality of its cancer registry data.
To help slow the spread of infectious diseases among intravenous drug users, the M·A·C AIDS Fund has awarded the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine a $100,000 grant to operate a needle exchange program that will be the first of its kind in Florida.