News : 2017

Clockwise from top left, Unzila Nayeri, M.D., Michael E. Ivan, M.D., neurosurgery resident Roberto Perez Roman, M.D., Maria Emilse Munoz Pena with baby Santino Michar Pena, and father Michar Pena.

UHealth Surgeons at Jackson Remove Two Brain Tumors from Pregnant Woman

A Florida mother is thanking University of Miami Health System doctors after they removed two benign brain tumors strangling her optic nerves and restored her sight – all while she was six months pregnant.

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From left, Panagiota V. Caralis, M.D., J.D.; Jane Wells, executive director of 3 Generations; Deborah Korge, executive director of the Women’s Fund Miami-Dade; JoNell Potter, Ph.D.; and Kristi Nunez, assistant state attorney.

Faculty Honored for Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking

JoNell Potter, Ph.D., professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and Panagiota V. Caralis, M.D., J.D., professor of medicine, have received the Malone Prize for Law Enforcement Vision and Leadership for their work providing services for survivors of human trafficking.

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From left, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Nanette Vega, M.A., Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., and Stephen Symes, M.D.

Honoring Women in Academic Medicine and Their Achievements

Women in Academic Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Committee of Interns and Residents at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted the annual Evening of Fellowship on January 23, honoring recent successes and achievements of the Miller School’s women faculty. The event began with networking among attendees from various departments, including many chairs and center directors.

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Amar R. Deshpande, M.D.

Next-Generation Medical Education Task Force to Design the Ideal Training for Doctors of the Future

As medicine and the delivery of health care continue to be transformed, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine — already a national leader in innovative education — is taking a global look at transforming the entire medical curriculum. And Amar R. Deshpande, M.D., who is leading the charge as chair of the Next Generation Medical Education Task Force, says the timing couldn’t be better.

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UM Investigators Win $13 Million in Zika Research Grants from Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health announced Feb. 1 the award of 12 grants totaling $13,170,784 from the 2016-17 Zika Research Grant Initiative to investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System. The grants are more than half of the $25 million state fund supporting a total of 34 Zika research projects at UM and nine other institutions.

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Leaders from Sylvester, the Caribbean Gynecologic Cancer Society, and the University of the West Indies announced the new fellowship on January 13.

Sylvester Launches Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship with Partners in the Caribbean

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently announced the launch of the new Caribbean Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, supporting subspecialty training in low- and middle-income countries in the Caribbean. The fellowship is a collaboration between Sylvester, the Caribbean Gynecologic Cancer Society, and the University of the West Indies.

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JoNell Potter, Ph.D.

UHealth and Jackson Tackle Human Trafficking Prevention and Treatment

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention month. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with Jackson Health System, is making groundbreaking strides in filling a critically unmet need in the area of human trafficking. Throughout the month the health system will also collaborate with various partners to host events geared at educating and spreading human trafficking awareness.

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Rash on patient's stomach.

University of Miami Physicians Publish Case Study of First Locally Acquired Zika Infection

Following the recent Zika outbreak in Miami-Dade County, a multidisciplinary team of physicians with the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine published a case study January 11 in The New England Journal of Medicine, describing in detail the nation’s first locally transmitted case of Zika.

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Graduates of Neonatology Fellowship Program and current faculty.

40th Anniversary Neonatology Conference Draws a Global Audience of Pediatric Professionals

Pediatricians who care for newborn infants from all over the world gathered in November at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the 40th Anniversary Miami Neonatology Conference, sponsored by the Miller School of Medicine and presented by the Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Neonatology. Four keynote speakers addressed the historical perspectives of neonatology over the past 40 years.

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