News : 2011 : May

Joined by, from left, Joan Bender, Debbie School friend Joel Donnenberg, Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., Sharon Fallick, Kathy Vergara, director of the Debbie School, and Jeffrey Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., a group of Debbie School students hold an oversized copy of the check.

UM Pediatrics’ Debbie School Receives $35,000 Donation

The Department of Pediatrics’ Debbie School at the Mailman Center for Child Development received a generous $35,000 donation to help put the finishing touches on the dream playground school volunteers built last summer with the Kaboom! organization.

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Holtz Children’s Hospital is one of the best in America.

Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the country’s elite, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online May 17. The rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties.

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From left, Margaret Fischl, M.D., professor of medicine; Marc Buoniconti, president of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and G. Patricia Cantwell, M.D., professor of pediatrics, were honored at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Health Care Heroes Awards.

Marc Buoniconti and Patricia Cantwell Win Health Care Heroes Awards

Marc Buoniconti, president of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, was recognized as the 2011 Individual of Merit at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Health Care Heroes Awards at Jungle Island on May 12. Dr. G. Patricia Cantwell won the Health Care Professional Award.

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Project: New Born members include, from left, Bella Goldstein, Peggy Banick, Schatzi Kassal, Lola Jacobson, Sandy Rattner and Joslynn Drucilla Miller

Pediatrics Celebrates Dedication of Newly Named NICU

Matteo Vicencio was a friend of Schatzi Kassal long before the neonatal intensive care unit at Holtz Children’s Hospital was renamed in her hon. “We had known Schatzi, and some of the doctors who would later help save Matteo’s life, long before we decided to start a family,” says Matteo’s mother Abby. “But our obstetrician practiced at a different hospital, so that’s where we headed when I started having contractions.”

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Teams from the UM Ear Institute and Pediatrics joined forces to educate the community about hearing loss at the Easter Eggstravaganza event.

Hunting for Hearing Conservation

The lush tropical paradise of Jungle Island in Miami served as host to swarms of eager egg-hunters during the annual Easter Eggstravaganza, supported in part by the UM Ear Institute and the Department of Pediatrics. The event on April 23 benefited the Children First Fund, and helped raise awareness and resources to support hearing and speech-language programs for children.

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