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Jeffery M. Vance, M.D., Ph.D., professor in and founding chair of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Jeffery M. Vance Receives Prestigious Zenith Award

11.16.2018

Jeffery M. Vance, M.D., Ph.D., professor in and founding chair of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored recently with the prestigious Zenith Award.

Evan Butters with his grandfather, Benjamin Goldman.

A ’Cane Cycles to Honor His Grandfather and Raise Money to Fight Alzheimer’s

11.14.2018

Evan Butters grew up in South Florida a ’Canes fan. His father, aunt, and uncle all attended the University of Miami in the 1980s, but his connection to the U deepened within the past year when he decided to organize a cycling event at Markham Park on November 17 to honor his late grandfather and raise funds to conquer the disease that robbed Benjamin Goldman of his memories.

Sen. Kevin Rader, Belén Mora Garijo, third-year UM M.D./M.P.H. student Jason Onugha, and Dr. Hansel Tookes, founder of the IDEA Exchange, in Tallahassee.

Miller School Student Named to AMA Student Bioethics Committee

11.14.2018

Belén Mora Garijo, a second-year student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was recently appointed to a national position on the Bioethics & Humanities Committee of the American Medical Association’s Medical Student Section. “I am passionate about the ethical and moral dimension inherent in the practice of medicine, and look forward to making the most out of this learning opportunity,” said Mora.

From left: Luis Garcia-Chacon, M.D., team coach, assistant professor of pediatrics; Josef Newman, M.D., PGY-3, pediatrics; Barry Gelman, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, associate chair for education; Partha Chakraborty, M.D., PGY-2, pediatrics; Abhishek Chakraborty, PGY-3, pediatrics; Antoinette Wannes-Daou, M.D., PGY-2, pediatrics; and Judy Schaechter, M.D., MBA, professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics.

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center Residents Win Meconium Cup

11.13.2018

Pediatric residents from three outstanding Florida residency programs, including Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, squared off November 4 in Orlando, at the annual James W. Bass Pediatric Bowl, nicknamed “The Meconium Cup,” the world’s premier pediatric trivia contest.

From left: Jose Castro, M.D., Sendy Puerto, Annie Salvarrey, Lisa Rohn, Vivian Pastrana, Dushyantha T. Jayaweera, M.D., and Tom Tanner.

Infectious Disease Research Unit in the Spotlight

11.13.2018

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Infectious Disease Research Unit at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital CRS has been recognized for its outstanding performance as a clinical research site in the Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV (REPRIEVE).

Examining biological pathways that govern itch may result in a new generation of therapies.

A New Understanding of Itch

11.13.2018

Everyone deals with itch at some point. Usually, it’s relatively minor, such as a mosquito bite, a brush with poison oak, or chicken pox. These are acute itch — uncomfortable, yes, but soon a distant memory. However, itch has a much darker side — the chronic variety. Chronic itch can last for months or years, generate infections, and even rewire the brain.