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From left, Edward Abraham, M.D., Alan Zhou, M.D., Wendy Liu, M.D. ’14, Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., seated, Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, Li Lin Du, Fred F. Telischi, M.D., MEE.

Dr. Xue Zhong Liu Honored with Marian and Walter Hotchkiss Chair in Otolaryngology

In honor of his landmark research identifying the genes that cause deafness and its translation to patient care, Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., was recently honored with the Marian and Walter Hotchkiss Chair in Otolaryngology. Dr. Liu — an internationally renowned researcher, author, educator, and otolaryngologist — received the chair August 30 during a ceremony at the Lois Pope LIFE Center.

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Jeffrey Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., with FCAAP President Madeline Joseph, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Brosco Receives Award for Service to Florida’s Children

The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics awarded Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D. Ph.D., professor of clinical pediatrics and associate director of the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with the 2018 Audrey Lincourt Schiebler, FAAP, and Gerold Schiebler, M.D., FAAP 2018 Advocacy Award.

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Close to 50 cozy, hand-knit blankets, booties, hats, and mittens were donated to HIV-infected mothers and their babies.

Hand-Stitched Support for Babies Born to HIV-infected Mothers

Thanks to a generous donation, babies born to HIV-infected mothers will now be wrapped in an extra layer of warmth and comfort. The babies and their parents received close to 50 cozy, hand-knit blankets, booties, hats, and mittens recently from the members of the Supreme Council of America Inc. Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons and Supreme Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

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Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

$3 Million NIH Grant Will Fund Genetic Hearing Loss Research

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund research related to biological treatments and clinical diagnosis of patients with hearing loss. Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology, human genetics, biochemistry, and pediatrics will serve as principal investigator.

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ERP trainer Yanatha Desouvre calls Dean Henri R. Ford an inspirational role model — fashion included — for South Florida's Haitian community.

Dean Ford Hosts First ‘Meet and Greet’ Session

Moriane Joseph, ARNP, was excited to say hello to Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., the recently appointed dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “I have the greatest respect for his recovery work in Haiti after the terrible 2010 earthquake,” said Joseph, a nurse practitioner in the Division of Gastroenterology. “I am also of Haitian descent, and it is an honor to welcome him to our school.”

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