News : 2016 : June

UM faculty Alex Moreno, M.P.H. (far left), Kele Marcia Stewart, J.D., Bernard Perlmutter, J.D., and Robert Latham, J.D. (fourth, fifth and sixth from left), with members of the Ukrainian delegation.

Ukrainian Delegation Studies Miller School’s STD/HIV Prevention Program

A delegation of Ukrainian professionals recently learned how a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine program is helping to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infections in Miami-Dade County.

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

UM/Jackson’s Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among the Nation’s Top Children’s Hospitals

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Published online on June 21, the rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties.

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Symphony Melody Edgecomb, held by her mother, Nicole Hannah.

UHealth Surgeons Perform Lifesaving Heart Surgery on Newborn Still Attached to Mother’s Placenta

The family of a 4-month-old infant took their baby home from Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial after UHealth – University of Miami Health System surgeons performed a life-saving surgery while the baby was still attached to her mother’s placenta. Doctors removed a plum-sized tumor covering the heart of Symphony Melody Edgecomb and crushing her lungs — all before completing a cesarean section to deliver the baby.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Brosco Appointed to HHS Advisory Committee on Disorders in Newborns and Children

Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., a nationally recognized pediatrician and scholar at the Miller School of Medicine, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. Brosco, who is professor of clinical pediatrics and Associate Director of the Mailman Center for Child Development, will serve a four-year term on the committee.

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Miller School Class of 2017 participants Linsey E. Lindley, Ph.D., left, with Seth Sankary.

Medical Education Conducts Skills Exercises for Third-Year Students

The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed 198 third-year Miller School of Medicine students from both the Miami and regional medical campuses for the 21st annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations — a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of students. More than 100 faculty members served as evaluators in the annual assessment.

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Natalia Parras, left, with F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D.

Mailman Center Hosts Award Program for Artistic Children with Disabilities

The Mailman Center for Child Development recently hosted the 18th annual ArtAbilities Award Ceremony honoring the artistic work of children with disabilities in Miami-Dade County public schools. The evening featured an exhibition of student artwork, entertainment by the Miami Beach Senior High School Acoustic Rock Ensemble, face painting and dinner.

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Michael Mills, Area Chair for Florida for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, left, presents Patriotic Employer Award plaque to Alina Riesgo.

Miller School Pediatric Practice Manager Honored with Patriotic Employer Award

Alina Riesgo, Practice Manager in the Department of Pediatrics, was honored recently with the Patriotic Employer Award for supporting a staff nurse serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. Daniel Lopez, LPN, a corporal in the Reserve, nominated Riesgo for the award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program that promotes cooperation and understanding with civilian employers.

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From left, Jackson Bowser, Eileen Davis, Ph.D., Laura Cruz, Ph.D., Abby Araya, BreAnne Danzi, Bridget Davidson, Tasha Brown, Clara Ko, Brian Richter, Allison Weinstein, Ph.D., and Jason Jent, Ph.D.

The Children’s Trust Honors Mailman Center’s Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Program

An innovative Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) service offered by the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development has been honored as “2016 Program of the Year” by The Children’s Trust, a Miami-Dade funding organization that promotes the physical and emotional well-being of children.

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