Miller School student Xavier Scott, center, with Viviana Horigian, M.D., and Roderick King, M.D., M.P.H.

Miller School Stars Shine at International Student Research Conference


A select group of medical, graduate and M.D./Ph.D. students and resident physicians at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine had the opportunity to present their work and network with dozens of student peers and academic professionals at the 2018 Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum (ESRF).

From left, Edward Abraham, M.D., Judith Cornfeld, Robert M. Cornfeld, D.M.D., and Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.

$4 Million Gift Helps Miller School Create New Neuro-Imaging Research Center


Longtime philanthropists Robert M. Cornfeld, D.M.D., and his wife, Judith, recently made a $4 million donation to the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to create the Judy and Robert Cornfeld Neuro-Imaging Research Center. The center will be a multidisciplinary research environment, using advanced imaging to understand brain function and memory.

From left, Miller School student Roxana Navarro, Nanette Vega, and student Victoria Fernandez.

Miller School Students Co-Chair National Latino Medical Student Association Conference


Students, faculty and staff from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were leaders and participants in the 13th National Conference of the Latino Medical Student Association, held at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus April 13-15. Second-year Miller School students Roxana Navarro and Victoria Fernandez served as national co-chairs for the conference.

From left, Alex J. Mechaber, M.D. ’94, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D. ’95, Edward Abraham, M.D., and Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., with the trophy.

Miller School of Medicine Wins the UMadness in March Giving Challenge


For a second consecutive year, the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine took first place in UM’s UMadness in March giving challenge. Thanks to a strong showing by alumni, the Miller School had the highest percentage participation of alumni donors in the yearly challenge – 2.13 percent, followed by the School of Law in second place with 1.47 percent.

Gabriela and Abel Valdes with their children Adrian, 5, Alejandro, 9, and Victoria, 12.

Unconditional Love and Sacrifice: Wife Donates Kidney to Husband


Surgeons with UHealth—the University of Miami Health System successfully performed a kidney transplant on a Miami man whose donor was none other than his wife. The March 20 surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital was led by University of Miami transplant surgeons Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., M.B.A., director of the kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant program, and Mahmoud Morsi, M.D., abdominal transplant surgeon.

Valerie Williams, Ph.D., M.P.A., speaking at the 2018 SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award program.

Career Program Focuses on Mentoring and Negotiation in Academia


Expert career coach Valerie Williams, Ph.D., M.P.A., put a spotlight on mentoring and negotiation in academia at the 2018 SEEDS “You Choose” Leadership Award program, hosted by Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.