News : 2015 : August

From left, back row: Collin Roach, M.D., clinical advisor to the CDC Guyana program, outreach coordinator Allam Garcia, Peggy Renaud, a UM case worker, outreach coordinator Yuri Velasquez, Rhoda Moore, M.D., of Guyana's National Care and Treatment Center, Lawrence B. Friedman, M.D., and resident Elisa Alves, M.D. Front row: Shanti Singh, M.D., M.P.H., left, with Ruth Ramos-Gonzalez-Ram, M.D., Director of Guyana's National Care and Treatment Center.

Guyanese Physicians Visit UM’s Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Clinics

A delegation of Guyanese public health physicians toured the Miller School of Medicine’s pediatric and adolescent HIV clinics on August 4. The group’s visit was part of a multicity peer study tour sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide Guyana’s Ministry of Health with knowledge of specialty health models that could benefit populations in Guyana.

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Elena E. Perez, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Elena E. Perez Appointed to Florida Genetics and Newborn Screening Advisory Council

State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health John Armstrong, M.D., has appointed Elena E. Perez, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, and Director of the University of Miami Newborn Screening Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Referral Center, to the Florida Genetics and Newborn Screening Advisory Council. Her four-year term on the Advisory Council began July 23.

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Angela Fuste, M.H.S.A.

Angela Fuste Named Vice Chair for Administration of Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics has named Angela Fuste, M.H.S.A., permanent Vice Chair for Administration. Fuste has served in the role of Interim Vice Chair since June 2014. Previously she was the service line leader for the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Lantern Ceremony on August 13 Remembers Loved Ones

Join PediPals, the Pediatric Palliative Care Team at Holtz Children’s Hospital, for a Lantern Ceremony remembering patients who have passed away and the loved ones they left behind. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, in front of the water fountain at Holtz Children’s Hospital, 1611 N.W. 12th Avenue.

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Lisa Gwynn, D.O.

Pediatric Mobile Clinic Launches Verizon Obesity Intervention Program

The UHealth – University of Miami Health System Pediatric Mobile Clinic has partnered with Verizon Wireless to launch a new anti-obesity program for Miami-Dade teens. The Verizon Obesity Intervention Program (VOIP) will feature clinical and research components through the use of Fitbit bracelets, Verizon phones and tablets, telehealth and a multidisciplinary healt

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