News : 2011 : October

Kristine O’Phelan, M.D., left, and Michael Nares, M.D.

Miller School Physicians Recognized as Organ Donation Heroes

Two Miller School faculty, Michael Nares, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, and Kristine O’Phelan, M.D., associate professor of clinical neurology, were honored at the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency’s 9th Annual Luminaire Gala this month for their dedication to making the “miracle of life” possible.

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

Mailman Center LEND Grant Renewed for Fifth Time

The Mailman Center for Child Development has been awarded a grant for $4.3 million over five years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Training Program.

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Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D.

UM’s Daniel Armstrong Named Chair/President of American Cancer Society in Florida

Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., has been elected the 2011-12 chairman of the board and president of the American Cancer Society, Florida Division. In this role, he will oversee the governance body for all American Cancer Society activities in Florida.

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Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., pictured with patient Zulma Alvarez, is principal investigator on the primary care grant.

Miller School Divisions Win Grant to Develop Primary Care Faculty

Three Miller School primary care divisions have launched a bold and historic collaborative effort aimed at significantly advancing UHealth’s scope of primary care in research, education and direct clinical care, and helping to relieve the shortage of physicians who work and conduct research in this field.

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Symposium organizer Tracie Miller, M.D., says interdisciplinary research can help more children stay fit and healthy like this child.

UM’s October 10 Obesity Symposium Tackles Urgent Community Concern

When Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., chair of epidemiology and public health and the executive dean for research & research training, met with community stakeholders about the health needs in South Florida, they cited the growing obesity epidemic as a top concern – for good reason.

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