Graduates of Neonatology Fellowship Program and current faculty.

40th Anniversary Neonatology Conference Draws a Global Audience of Pediatric Professionals

Pediatricians who care for newborn infants from all over the world gathered in November at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the 40th Anniversary Miami Neonatology Conference, sponsored by the Miller School of Medicine and presented by the Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Neonatology. Four keynote speakers addressed the historical perspectives of neonatology over the past 40 years.

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Shayna Jefferson.

Teens Get Compassionate Care from Winner of HIV Counselor of the Year Award

Shayna Jefferson, project coordinator in the Division of Adolescent Medicine in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, received the HIV Counselor and Tester of the Year Award from the Test Miami initiative of the Florida and Miami-Dade County health departments. Jefferson was singled out from more than 300 counselors and testers in Miami-Dade.

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Michael Freundlich, M.D.

Researchers Uncover Mechanism for Vitamin D-Mediated Cardio-Protection in Kidney Insufficiency

Miller School of Medicine researchers have found that abnormal vitamin D status and elevated levels of the hormone FGF23 contribute to cardiac hypertrophy — a thickening of the heart muscle that may result in a decrease in size of the chamber of the heart and affect cardiac performance — in patients with chronic kidney disease.

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From left, moderator (at podium) Karen A. Goraleski, Executive Director of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Stephen Higgs, Ph.D., Anne Schuchat, M.D., Ivan Gonzalez, M.D., Albert Icksang Ko, M.D., Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos, M.D., Ph.D., and Ann Powers, Ph.D.

Dr. Ivan Gonzalez Joins American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s Zika Expert Panel

Ivan Gonzalez, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and Co-Director of the Zika Response Team, joined other top international experts discussing the health impact of Zika at a recent press briefing held in Atlanta as part of the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).

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From left, Daniel Ferraresi, Eliana C. Martinez, M.D., Ph.D., Judy Schaechter, M.D., MBA, Emmalee S. Bandstra, M.D., Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., Jon Batchelor, Sandy Batchelor, Julio Frenk, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Dr. Emmalee S. Bandstra Honored with 2016 Micah Batchelor Award

Renowned for her expertise in perinatal substance abuse, Emmalee S. Bandstra, M.D., recently received the prestigious 2016 Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research. The award was presented November 8 during a ceremony at the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute before Batchelor family members and trustees of the Batchelor Family Foundation, UM and Miller School of Medicine leadership.

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