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Florida Blue CEO Patrick Geraghty, left, with Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A.

UM Pediatric Mobile Clinic Wins Statewide Sapphire Award

The University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic was named a winning program and awarded $50,000 at the recent Sapphire Awards program, which honors outstanding work by individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care or health care-related fields.

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From left, Payal Shah, D.O., Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., Jacqueline Larson, M.D., and Kristin Irmiter, M.D., M.B.A.

The Henry Gelband Pediatric Research Symposium Honors Work by Residents and Fellows

The inaugural Dr. Henry Gelband Pediatric Research Symposium, sponsored by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Holtz Children’s Hospital/Jackson Health System, highlighted original research and scholarly work by UM/Jackson pediatric residents and clinical and postdoctoral fellows.

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Front row, from left, Delilah Valdez, Julissa Cerda, Jose Garza and Liam Garza. Back row, from left, Rodrigo Vianna, M.D., Jennifer Garcia, M.D., and Alan Tekin, M.D. Photo courtesy of Jackson Health System.

UHealth Surgeons Save Toddler's Life with Florida's First Eight-Organ Transplant

UHealth – University of Miami Health System surgeons saved 1-year-old Liam Garza’s life by performing the first eight-organ multivisceral transplant in Florida. This was just five years after they saved Liam’s sister, Delilah. Both of them were diagnosed with Megacystic Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome (MMIHS) and required multi-organ transplants.

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Gwen Wurm, M.D.

UHealth Pediatrician Contributes to Book about Impact of Parental Spending on Kids’ Well-Being

Gwen Wurm, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, went to a Christmas party in the home of friends and ran into a mutual friend, Brett Graff, a writer and expert in consumer economics. As they looked at the pile of presents placed under the tree for the family’s children, the same thought occurred to both of them. What if parents gave their kids less stuff and more time?

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Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., with Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

American Medical Women’s Association Honors Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, Dr. Felicia Knaul

Two University of Miami leaders — Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Dean of the Miller School, and Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences and Director of the Miami Institute for the Americas — were honored with “Local Hero” awards from the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) on Friday, March 11.

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