First of six to provide medical care across Miami-Dade County
The University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System ushered in a new chapter in their decades-long health care collaboration, opening the UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center, a new facility in Country Walk in southwest Miami-Dade. The center, located in a shopping center at 13707 S.W. 152nd Street, just west of Zoo Miami, is the first of what will be six UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County.
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the center September 19, UHealth Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer Thinh Tran, M.D., M.B.A., said the opening heralds a new era in the UHealth Jackson partnership. “UHealth is proud and committed to working with Jackson to bring our excellence in health care to more people in our community.”
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine lost a legend on September 16 when pediatrician Nancy Fawcett, M.D., died at the age of 85. Fawcett, who spent 52 years caring for children at Holtz Children’s Hospital and was one of the university’s longest tenured professors, was loved by all those she taught or treated.
To fulfill a critical need in global health policy research and advocacy, the University of Miami and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding to take the first steps toward establishing a policy research initiative.
A team of researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test, which uses the head-mounted goggle that gauges eye movement through video cameras and computers, can successfully diagnose concussion with 95 percent specificity and 89 percent sensitivity.
A first-of-its-kind trial using stem cells in Alzheimer’s disease patients that is led by UHealth – the University of Miami Health System and sponsored by Miami-based life sciences company Longeveron LLC, has received a $1 million award from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been elected to a four-year term on the Executive Council of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.