News : 2013 : August

Celebrating the 2013 Batchelor Award are, from left, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., recipient Michael S. Kapiloff, M.D., Ph.D., UM President Donna E. Shalala, and Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., Interim Chair of Pediatrics.

Michael Kapiloff Wins Batchelor Award to Pursue Drug Therapies for Heart Disorders

Michael S. Kapiloff, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician who for 18 years has devoted his expertise and energies to developing drug therapies for intractable heart diseases, is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research for a research proposal that could lead to new treatments for a number of cardiovascular disorders.

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Jan La Belle Scholarship Program

This scholarship provides financial assistance to Florida residents with disabilities, ages 16-24, entering as first time students at academic or vocational institutions. A total non-renewable award of up to $15,000 is available. The 2014 application period is September 15-November 15, 2013.

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FAAST, Inc. Revised Employment Resources & Self-Help Guide for Individuals with Disabilities

This user-friendly informative Employment Guide also offers a comprehensive information and assistance resource section for employers of individuals with disabilities. Thanks in advance for helping to circulate this important employment resource guide.

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Physical Therapy team members are, from left, Alexyz Milian, D.P.T., Eryn Apanovitch, D.P.T., Kevin Mills, D.P.T., and Teresa Glynn, D.P.T.

Hemophilia Patients Celebrate Fitness Day at Medical Wellness Center

Historically, hemophilia patients have rarely been able to play sports or engage in other potentially risky activities enjoyed by their unaffected peers. Teaching them how to exercise safely was the goal of “Hemophilia Fitness Day” at the Medical Wellness Center, where faculty and staff from the Department of Physical Therapy hosted an excited group of teens and young adults for a day.

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R. Rodney Howell, M.D.

FDA Honors R. Rodney Howell As Hero of Rare Diseases

R. Rodney Howell, M.D., professor and chair emeritus of pediatrics who champions disease prevention through newborn screenings, has been recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a “Rare Disease Hero.”

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