News : 2015 : October

From left, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., R. Rodney Howell, M.D., Judy Schaechter, M.D., MBA, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Carolyn Abitbol, M.D., Nancy Batchelor, Fr. Patrick O’Neil, Karen Batchelor, Jon Batchelor, Doug Batchelor and Sandy Batchelor.

Researcher Wins 2015 Micah Batchelor Award to Study Preterm Birth and Kidney Disease

Surrounded by her colleagues, family, and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine leadership, Carolyn Abitbol, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the Miller School, received the prestigious 2015 Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research.

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The participants of the Eighth Annual University of Miami Cystic Fibrosis Symposium, which took place on the Miller School of Medicine campus.

Eighth Annual University of Miami Cystic Fibrosis Symposium Draws Leaders

The Miller School of Medicine recently hosted an international gathering of some of the world’s most renowned cystic fibrosis experts. Clinicians and researchers from four continents traveled to Miami for the Eighth Annual University of Miami Cystic Fibrosis Symposium – The Robert “Budge” McKey Symposia, supported by the Batchelor Foundation.

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Ernst & Young volunteers refresh the landscaping at the Debbie Institute during the EY Connect Day.

Community Partnership Helps Spruce up the Debbie Institute

dozen volunteers fanned out through the University of Miami’s Debbie Institute on the Miller School of Medicine campus to give parts of the school a facelift. The volunteers, employees of Ernst & Young’s (EY) Miami branch, spent several hours landscaping, painting, and building.

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From left, Carlos Alfonso, M.D., Diana and Noel Zuniga, and Robert C. Hendel, M.D.

Novel Stem Cell Therapy Changes Life for Federal Agent Saved by UHealth Cardiologists

Surrounded by reporters and TV cameras, and wearing exercise clothing, UHealth patient Noel Zuniga ran hard on a treadmill at University of Miami Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. His workout during a press briefing on October 2 was a way of demonstrating how UHealth doctors changed his life for the better in the past year through a novel stem cell procedure that has healed much of the damage to his heart.

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Billy the Marlin visited patients and staff at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s alex’s place to celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Billy the Marlin Visits Sylvester’s Pediatric Oncology Clinic, alex’s place

September 29 was a special day for patients and staff at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s childhood cancer clinic, alex’s place. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Billy the Marlin, the official mascot of the Miami Marlins baseball team, visited children receiving cancer treatment or seeing their doctors for follow-up appointments

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