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News : 2012
The William J. Harrington Medical Training Programs celebrated 45 years of training top-tier medical graduates from Latin America and the Caribbean this month with a dinner at the Epic Hotel in downtown Miami and a conference on the medical campus.
Under the leadership of Natalie Geary, M.D., Chief Patient Experience Officer, International Health has moved to the third floor of the Professional Arts Center to enhance the patient experience and expedite the delivery of a full range of services to international patients.
Judith Hurley, M.D., Associate Professor at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center conducted a conference in Barbados. Over 100 physicians were in attendance.
The Bermuda Hospitals Board Continuing Medical Education Conference on Pediatric Neonatology was held in Hamilton, Bermuda, April 25th through April 26th, 2012.
The 57th Annual Scientific Conference and Chief Medical Officers Meeting, Cayman Islands
To pay tribute to one of the Miller School’s most memorable faculty members and recognize the outstanding faculty who uphold his spirit, students awarded 15 George Paff Teaching Awards on April 11 to faculty they admire for imparting medical education with the kind of dedication, compassion, excellence and zest Paff made famous.
Among the winners, selected by a vote of students in each class, were J. Donald Temple, M.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the William J. Harrington Medical Training Programs for Latin America, who collected a record 24th Paff Award, this year from the Class of 2014, and Maureen Lowery, M.D., professor of medicine, who received two awards, one from the Class of 2014 and another from the M.D./M.P.H. Class of 2015, the first Paff award bestowed by students in the new four-year dual degree program.
Conference Highlights Latest Nasosinual and Skull Base Developments
Over 100 specialists gathered in Mexico City for a four-day conference where an endoscopic nasosinusal and skull base course was taught by UHealth’s Roy Casiano, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Director for the Center for Sinus and Voice Disorders.
The Miller School’s International Medicine Institute and Angiografía de Occidente S.A., the institute’s affiliate in Cali, Colombia, are collaborating on assessing the feasibility and safety of Direct Flow, Inc.’s new transcatheter aortic valve implantation device.
Leopoldo Raij, M.D. has been appointed to the new Faculty Advisory Board of the Center for Latin American Studies at the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Miller School of Medicine has launched the first-in-the-nation Heart Recovery Center, further underscoring its expertise in treating cardiovascular disease. This new focus on recovering heart muscle was on display last week as the Miller School hosted a regional hemodynamics course, complete with a live case presentation to more than 100 of the country’s leading interventional cardiologists.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men in most Western nations. Managing the disease in advanced cases is especially problematic because of severely limited treatments. Therefore, novel therapies are critically needed. A team of Miller School physician-scientists has demonstrated that an antagonist of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) has the ability to suppress the progression of late stage prostate cancer. The findings are published in the January 16 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.