Leaders of the University of Miami, the Miller School of Medicine and the Ministry of Health of Mexico City (SEDESA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a health care partnership with hemispheric and global potential. Its broad scope includes collaborations in teaching, research, exchange of faculty and students, and staff development.
University of Miami and Human Rights Watch Announce New Distribution Program for Anti-Overdose Drug 04.27.2017
University of Miami physicians and top public health experts from UM’s groundbreaking needle exchange center (Miami’s IDEA Exchange) announced a new program to distribute the anti-overdose drug naloxone (Narcan) to local substance users. The April 27 announcement was made in collaboration with the human rights group, Human Rights Watch.
Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., associate dean for student services at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the Robert “Bob” Sabalis Award for Exemplary Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Southern Group on Student Affairs (SGSA).
Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and director of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center, has been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation. The induction ceremony took place April 21 during the association’s annual meeting in Chicago.
The University of Miami and Walgreens are pleased to announce the opening of three on-campus Walgreens pharmacy locations: The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, University of Miami Hospital, and University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. These pharmacies offer convenient access to Walgreens’ expert service for faculty, staff, students and the community.
Studying a Catalyst for Blood Cancers 04.25.2017
Mingjiang Xu, M.D., Ph.D., cancer researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and colleagues have been studying the protein TET2, a tumor suppressor, for several years. They recently published a paper in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, which describes how TET2 loss can open the door for mutations that drive myeloid, lymphoid, and other cancers.
A new teaching model developed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine educates residents and fellows on how to effectively redirect patients during difficult interactions. Called “The 7Cs protocol,” it provides a framework for junior physicians to act, versus react, during stressful patient encounters.
Art MD, a non-profit organization founded by a group of residents and faculty at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital with the mission of creating art-based health promotion campaigns, has its “Smoke Out” tobacco-cessation exhibit on display at UM’s Donna E. Shalala Student Center through May 13. All of the art pieces presented seek to inspire the viewer in a different way to quit smoking.
Miller School Researchers Find Cause of Visual Changes in Astronauts during Long Spaceflights 04.24.2017
A team of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has determined that certain visual changes in astronauts who have experienced long periods of weightlessness during space missions are due to changes in cerebrospinal fluid — not vascular fluid as previously believed.
Help Support Stethoscopes for Students 04.24.2017
As a medical student, husband, and father, Jeremy Freedman frequently finds himself short of time and money. So when the University of Miami Miller School Medical Alumni Association (MAA) surprised him with his very own stethoscope as part of its “Stethoscopes for Students” initiative, Freedman recognized it as the precious gift that it was. “It is such an incredibly warm way to start my medical career,” he said.