From left, Dr. Elizabeth Greig, Dr. Antonia Eyssallenne, and Dr. Susana Barroso-Fernandez.

Simulating Disaster to Train Humanitarians


The 30 faculty, staff, and students who signed up for the “three-day field experience” taking place this weekend at the School of Nursing and Health Studies don’t know what they are getting into, but they have been forewarned to prepare for disaster.

Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., back row, fourth from right, with members of her laboratory. Alla Mitrofanova, Ph.D., is front row, second from right.

Miller School Researchers Find Potential New Strategy for Diabetic Kidney Disease


A research team at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found a potential new strategy for treating diabetic kidney disease. “We have identified a new lipid that is deficient in diabetic kidney disease,” said 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.

Center, from left, award winners Amiethab Aiyer, M.D., and Joana Almaça, Ph.D., with Faculty Council, Miller School and UHealth leadership.

Faculty Council Awards Program Recognizes Research and Teaching Excellence


The Faculty Council of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine held its second annual awards program during its transitional meeting of the academic year on May 28. Two awards — one for research and one for teaching — were presented to honor the contributions of beginning and mid-career faculty members to the Miller School and its mission.

Holtz Children’s Hospital.

Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks among the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals


Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Published online today, the rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties.

Mary Lanham.

Mary Lanham, Academic Medicine Veteran, to Lead UHealth and Miller School Marketing, Communications


Mary Lanham, a senior professional with more than 20 years’ experience in strategic marketing and communications management in academic medicine, will join UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine as chief marketing and communications officer on June 24. Lanham comes to the University of Miami from the University of Maryland Medical System, where she was senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer.

Joshua M Hare, M.D.; Doris A. Taylor, Ph.D., Hon. D.Sc.; and Dileep Yavagal, M.D., at the ISCI Symposium.

The Latest in Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine Showcased at ISCI Symposium


Recent advances in regenerative medicine and the promise of future therapeutics based on stem cell research came together in a series of presentations at the 2019 ISCI Symposium. A welcome and introduction by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., kicked off the event, which the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) hosted at the Lois Pope LIFE Center.

From left, Jodie Barkin, M.D., Sebastian the Ibis, and Jamie Barkin, M.D.

Father and Son Alumni and Faculty Share Dedication to Curing Diseases of the Pancreas


Jodie Barkin, M.D. ’11, admires his father’s commitment to patients with pancreatic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders. “My dad is a godfather in the field of pancreatology,” he says. “It’s very special for me to work with him as a partner, mentor, and colleague. He’s a great role model for having an accomplished career in academic medicine.”