Doctors with UHealth-the University of Miami Health System and community members who worked together to restore sight and hearing to a Brazilian toddler were honored by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa. The commissioner paid a special visit to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where 2-year-old Nicolly Pereira received life-changing surgery for pediatric glaucoma.
The Mailman Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a $2.3 million federal grant to develop a digital toolkit to teach parents and teachers in child care centers how to use assistive technology devices to improve hearing, vision or communication skills of children with developmental disabilities.
Savita Pahwa, M.D., a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher, is leading a collaborative international study on HIV infections in infants and older children in search of new insights that could point to a cure for the worldwide epidemic.
Continuing an upward trend, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reached a record-breaking fundraising total for the fiscal year 2016. According to standards set by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Miller School raised an unprecedented $159.8 million for the fiscal year, which ended May 31.
Andrew Colin, M.D., Batchelor Professor of Cystic Fibrosis and Pediatric Pulmonology and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, was honored in June with the President’s Award of the International Congress of Pediatric Pulmonology (CIPP). The award recognizes his exceptional contributions to his field and its worldwide reach.