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.
Elise James, LCSW, a social worker at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named the 2018 Oncology Social Worker of the Year by the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers (FSOSW).
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.
Press Ganey, a national leader in healthcare performance improvement, recently recognized The Lennar Foundation Medical Center of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System with its Guardian of Excellence Award® in patient engagement.
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.
At a ceremony before many of the nation’s most prominent neurologists, renowned researcher, epidemiologist, mentor, and educator Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., formally became the holder of the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging.
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.
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).
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.
An innovative study by the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute of the Department of Neurology in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine aims to determine what factors contribute to successful aging in seniors 85 and older.