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.
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.
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.
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.
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.