News : 2012

In partnership with Calder Library, Suresh A. Atapattu, M.S., pictured sitting in the cockpit of the Atlantis space shuttle, is selling some of his NASA photos to benefit UM's United Way campaign.

Make Your United Way Pledge Today and Receive Free Miami Heat Tickets

Still mulling over your support for UM’s United Way campaign? If so, there are a number of enticing offers, including free tickets to see the Miami Heat in action, one-of-a-kind photos of NASA’s retired space shuttle program, and some great raffle and silent auction prizes, that may make it even easier to support charitable and non-profit organizations in our community.

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Thomas Harrington, M.D., speaks at the Harrington Programs 45th anniversary dinner.

Harrington Medical Training Programs Celebrate 45 Years of Excellence

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.

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International Health concierges, from left, are Maria Mercedes Aragon, Daniel Angulo Gonzalez and Nora Abdel Hamid.

UHealth Offers International Patients Premium Services at New Office in Professional Arts Center

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.

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Judith Hurley, M.D., (center) Associate Professor at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center with colleagues from recent conference in Barbados.

Oncology Conference in Barbados

Judith Hurley, M.D., Associate Professor at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center conducted a conference in Barbados. Over 100 physicians were in attendance.

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Mrs. Scymone DeVent Simons, CME Coordinator-Bermuda Hospitals Board, Fernando Marchan, M.B.A., Associate Director of Marketing for UHealth International, Eugene Outerbridge, M.D., Director of the Department of Pediatrics-Bermuda Hospitals Board, Eduardo Bancalari, M.D.-University of Miami, and Peter Perinchief, M.D.-Bermuda Hospitals Board

Bermuda Hospitals Board Continuing Medical Education

The Bermuda Hospitals Board Continuing Medical Education Conference on Pediatric Neonatology was held in Hamilton, Bermuda, April 25th through April 26th, 2012.

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Photographed (left to right): Lilliam Guzman, M.D., Medical Director for UHealth International, Delroy Jefferson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, Hon. Mark Scotland, Minister of Health Cayman Islands, and Fernando Marchan, M.B.A., Associate Director of Marketing for UHealth International.

57th Annual Scientific Conference and CARICOM Chief Medical Officers Meeting

The 57th Annual Scientific Conference and Chief Medical Officers Meeting, Cayman Islands

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Paff Awards - J. Donald Temple, M.D., Director of the William J. Harrington Programs Recognized

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.

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Roy Casiano, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Director for the Center for Sinus and Voice Disorders

ENT Conference

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.

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Eduardo de Marchena, M.D., right, led the trial in Colombia with assistance from William O’Neill, M.D., center, and  Reginald Low, M.D., professor at the University of California, Davis.

UHealth Physicians Test New Percutaneous Valve in Colombia

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.

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Leopoldo Raij, M.D. Appointed to the Faculty Advisory Board

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.

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William O’Neill, M.D., far left, reads a scan to guide him through the catheterization.

Heart Recovery Center Launched at Miller School of Medicine

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.

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Ferenc Rick, M.D., Ph.D., Andrew Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., D.Sc.h.c., and Norman Block, M.D.

Antagonists of Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone Inhibit Advanced Prostate Cancer

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.

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Bahamas Medical Symposium

The International Medicine Institute (IMI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted a medical symposium in collaboration with Colina Insurance in the Bahamas in December, 2011.

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