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Starbucks Opens at University of Miami Hospital

November 14, 2013

UM President Donna E. Shalala cut the ribbon opening the new Starbucks in the lobby of University of Miami Hospital on Monday. Hospital employees and leadership celebrated the arrival of the coffee shop, which will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the AHA Heart Walk, UHealth Aware Director Malinda Clark, R.N., provided heart disease screenings.

UHealth Joins American Heart Association Heart Walk

October 29, 2013

Thousands of walkers turned out at Marlins Park for the American Heart Association Heart Walk Miami, an annual event that is held in cities around the nation. Saturday’s walk brought together people from all over South Florida to raise money and celebrate progress made in the fight against the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart diseases and stroke.

Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A.

Succeeding His Mentors, Mauro Moscucci Edits New Edition of Classic Cardiology Textbook

October 15, 2013

Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, is the editor of the latest edition of “Grossman & Baim’s Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography and Intervention,” a classic cardiology textbook originally co-edited by two of his mentors and used by generations of cardiologists, residents and fellows around the world.

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The cardiology clinic in Deerfield Beach is open on Fridays by appointment.

UHealth Opens New Cardiology Clinic at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach

June 25, 2013

UHealth is now offering its world-renowned cardiology services to patients in Deerfield Beach. Led by Robert C. Hendel, M.D., professor of medicine and Director of Outpatient Services for the Cardiovascular Division, the Cardiology Clinic at Deerfield Beach offers a comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation and a full range of non-invasive cardiac testing, such as stress testing, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Receives Florida Choice Award in Naples

June 18, 2013

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Naples was named a winner of the 11th Annual Southwest Florida Choice Awards presented by the Naples Daily News. The award is given to businesses that are chosen by readers of the paper and its website, naplesnews.com. The winners were acknowledged at a reception held Thursday, June 13, at Artis-Naples, formerly the Naples Philharmonic.

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Nominate a March of Dimes Nurse of the Year

June 11, 2013

The UHealth nursing staff at the Miller School is one of the most vital components of our healthcare team. The March of Dimes, a longtime supporter of the nursing profession, is asking for nominations of distinguished nurses in Miami-Dade or Monroe counties who deserve to be recognized as Nurse of the Year. Please take a moment to nominate a nurse or nursing student who has impacted lives by providing exceptional patient care.

Two months after Carlos Alfonso, M.D., right, made his emergency visit to Panama, Diana and Noel Zuniga are happy to be returning to their children.

UMH Cardiac Team Makes Ultimate House Call to Save N.C.I.S. Agent in Panama

May 21, 2013

The request from cardiologist Alan Heldman, M.D., came on a Tuesday, March 19, just after 3 p.m., as Carlos E. Alfonso, M.D., was rounding at the VA: Could Alfonso mobilize a team and get to Panama right away? A 42-year-old diplomat at the U.S. Embassy had suffered a massive heart attack the day before, and without the mechanical pump UM doctors had helped prove effective in the U.S., he would likely die.

Read more and view pictures from the news conference »

Donald B. Williams, M.D., left, and Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D.

Study Supports Transaortic Approach Over Transapical for Valve Replacements

May 21, 2013

Cardiology experts at the Miller School showed in the first study of its kind that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the transaortic approach may result in less bleeding, fewer vascular complications, and a shorter recovery time than using the transapical route. Published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the study results hold promise for patients with severe aortic stenosis.

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With Commissioner Javier Souto at his side, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez reads the county proclamation honoring UHealth nurses.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez Honors UHealth Nurses with a Proclamation

May 10, 2013

The celebration of National Nurses Week at UHealth’s three hospitals reached a crescendo May 10, when Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez presented a proclamation with Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto to “honor the folks that really make hospitals run.” Drawing laughter at the festive ceremony at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Gimenez said, “I know doctors think they do, but we really know the truth.”

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Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Inducted into Association of American Physicians

May 09, 2013

For the sixth year in a row, a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty member has been inducted into the prestigious Association of American Physicians, whose members include Nobel laureates and world-renowned researchers and clinicians. This year’s Miller School honoree is Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a visionary physician and scientist.

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Celebrating the Katz Family Chair are, from left, Peggy Katz, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Myles S. Wolf, M.D., M.M.Sc., and UM President Donna E. Shalala.

Dr. Myles S. Wolf Named Peggy and Harold Katz Family Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension

April 30, 2013

Myles S. Wolf, M.D., M.M.Sc., the chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension in the Department of Medicine, was named the holder of The Peggy and Harold Katz Family Chair at an evening celebration of his many research, educational and clinical achievements, as well as the compassionate and cutting-edge care of the kidney transplant specialists Peggy Katz credits for saving her life from a genetic kidney disorder.

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Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D.

UM Study in JAMA Pediatrics Promotes Public Health Solutions for Intellectual Disabilities

April 29, 2013

In 2002, the Miller School’s Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., was intrigued by a question Sargent Shriver posed during a board meeting at the Mailman Center for Child Development. The statesman wondered whether the programs and policies he and his wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver had championed for decades to reduce the burden of intellectual and other developmental disabilities were actually working.

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Andre Dawson, Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer, talks about his recent surgery while his doctor Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., center, and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., listen.

Urology Chair Dipen Parekh, M.D., Treats Baseball Hall-of-Famer with Robotic Surgery

April 26, 2013

Long known for his courage on the baseball field, Andre Dawson recently faced an even bigger personal challenge. “When I found out I had prostate cancer, I was scared to death,” said Dawson, 58, who was elected to the Hall of Fame after a stellar 21-year career. “But I tackled my cancer head on, and did what was necessary to get better. Now, I hope that sharing my story can save others’ lives.”

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J. William Harbour, M.D., seated at left, and Mark J. Daily, right, celebrate the Daily Chair with, from left, Bascom Palmer Director Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., UM President Donna E. Shalala, and Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

William Harbour, M.D., Awarded Endowed Chair at Bascom Palmer

April 24, 2013

With nearly two decades separating their training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, renowned ophthalmologists Mark J. Daily, M.D., and J. William Harbour, M.D., had not met before this week, when their mutual regard for the nation’s No. 1 eye institute and shared vision for pioneering research and patient care brought them together for the dedication of the Mark J. Daily, M.D., Endowed Chair.

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David Zambrana, far left, stands with respiratory team members, from left, Stephanie Moss, Ph.D., Pilar Hombreiro, RRT-NPS, CPFT, RN, Francisco Pittevil, Tanira Ferreira, M.D., and Carlos Aja.

UMH Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition in National Program

April 23, 2013

The Respiratory Therapy Program at University of Miami Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program identifying the top respiratory programs in the nation. The University of Miami Hospital team, led by Pilar Hombreiro, RRT-NPS, CPFT, RN, met a series of criteria to become one of just 15 percent of U.S. hospitals to receive the award.

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Performing in the UMH lobby are, from left, Esneider Valencia, Frank Capoferri, Lewis Jones and Joe D'Aleo.

Jazz Duo Performs Wednesday at Sylvester for “The Musicians Will See You Now” Concert Series

April 22, 2013

UHealth will present the second in a series of musical performances by students from the Frost School of Music on Wednesday, April 24, at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Freshman guitarist Jonah Udall from Rochester, New York, and upright bassist Daniel Montgomery, a sophomore from Berkeley, California, will perform in the Sylvester courtyard from 12:30 to 1 p.m., relocating to the second-floor lobby from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

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David Rosow, M.D., center, and Donna Lundy, Ph.D., talk to one of their voice patients, 84-year-old Peter Moser.

On World Voice Day, Patient Celebrates His Voice and the Doctor Who Restored It

April 22, 2013

Now 31, Joe Glevenyak is thrilled to talk about how his voice, and his life, were restored at the Miller School’s Miami Voice program on any day, but especially on April 16, World Voice Day. He owes his recovery to David E. Rosow, M.D., assistant professor of otolaryngology, who is building Miami Voice into a premier center for singers, and others who rely on their voices for their livelihoods.

Read more about Joe Glevenyak's recovery »

From left are Louis Lemberg's son-in-law, Alan Saltzman, M.D., and grandson Russell Saltzman, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., Lemberg's widow Miriam and daughter Paula Saltzman and Joshua Hare, M.D.

Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., Delivers Lemberg Lecture on Improving Care for Coronary Patients

March 08, 2013

After joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1994, Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., was asked to explain why the mortality rate for patients who underwent angioplasty at the university’s hospital was much higher than that of a regional center. He assumed the sickest patients were being transferred to the university, but having no data to support that, he began collecting it, improving coronary care for everyone.

Read more about Dr. Moscucci's lecture »

Hermes Florez, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Hermes Florez Named Interim Chief of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

February 19, 2013

Hermes Florez, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine and epidemiology and public health, has been named Interim Chief of the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the Miller School and Interim Director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Miami VA Healthcare System. Florez replaces Bruce Troen, M.D., as division chief and Bernard Roos, M.D., as GRECC director.

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Stroke survivor Mycle Brandy, left, meets Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., at University of Miami Hospital.

Four-time Stroke Survivor Meets UM's Leading Stroke Expert After Cross Country Walk

February 19, 2013

Four-time stroke survivor Mycle Brandy meets Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., professor and chair of neurology, at University of Miami Hospital on February 14 after completing the final leg of his third cross country walk from Maine to Miami. Brandy’s Walking Across America project is designed to raise awareness about strokes and encourage other stroke survivors to walk as part of their rehabilitation.

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Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour Partners with Sylvester

February 03, 2013

During the month of February, Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour will give 5 percent of all registered purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miller School of Medicine with an initiative called Saks Loves Your Cause. The donations will benefit cancer research at Sylvester, keeping support within each Saks Fifth Avenue store’s immediate community.

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From left, Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Ph.D.; Di Ding, Ph.D.; Vittorio Porciatti, Ph.D.; and graduate student Mabel Enriquez-Algeciras.

Bascom Palmer Researchers Make Discoveries That Could Restore Vision in Demyelinating Disease

January 08, 2013

A research team from UHealth’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the Miller School demonstrates for the first time how these disease processes cause important changes to neurons in the retina. The discoveries are not only important scientifically, but they will facilitate clinical interventions to potentially reverse – or ideally prevent — vision loss before patients become symptomatic.

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