News : 2012 : July

Michael Freundlich, M.D.

Study Finds Link Between Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Risk in Children

In a study led by Michael Freundlich, M.D., professor of clinical pediatrics, and Wacharee Seeherunvong, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, researchers in the Divisions of Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatric Cardiology found that elevated levels of the hormone fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) are strongly associated with heart disease in children and adolescents with advanced chronic kidney disease.

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UHealth Expands in Plantation

As UHealth continues to build and expand its clinical practice, UHealth experts are now available at the newly opened UHealth Plantation. Located in central Broward County in the Crossroads Office Park, UHealth Plantation is just minutes from I-595 and University Drive, providing easy access to high-quality care and services in one central location.

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Lee Worley, M.D., and Nancy Fawcett, M.D.

Legendary Pediatrics Professors Retire After 50-Plus Years of Service

Lee Worley, M.D., and Nancy Fawcett, M.D., will retire on August 1 after more than 50 years of service and a combined 105 years of experience.

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Eight-year-old cancer survivor Michael McLean applies his handprint on a Hyundai Tucson, with a little help from, from left, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester, John Goldberg, M.D., director of the Pediatric Oncology Early Phase Clinical Trials Program, and Dima Hamideh, M.D.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Awards Grant to Sylvester for Pediatric Cancer Research

In a ceremony showcasing the colorful handprints of childhood cancer survivors, Hyundai Hope On Wheels and representatives from 10 local Hyundai dealerships awarded the Miller School of Medicine a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant for Dima Hamideh, M.D., chief fellow of pediatric hematology-oncology.

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