News : 2013 : March

R. Rodney Howell, M.D.

R. Rodney Howell, M.D., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Newborn screening pioneer R. Rodney Howell, M.D., professor of pediatrics and chair emeritus of pediatrics at the Miller School, received the March of Dimes/Colonel Harland Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics at the American College of Medical Genetics annual meeting.

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At center, Mercedes Carlson, co-chair of the Commission for Women Committee, is surrounded by awardees, from left,  Shelley Niceley Groff, Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., Commissioner Deede Weithorn, and Gabrielle Redfern.

Miller School Pediatrics Chair Named “Woman Worth Knowing”

Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor and Interim Chair of Pediatrics, has been recognized by the City of Miami Beach Commission for Women as a “Woman Worth Knowing” for her contributions to the community where she lives.

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Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D.

ECG Screening Can Help Identify Cardiovascular Risks in Adolescents

A combination of screening methods, including electrocardiography (ECG), blood pressure and body mass index (BMI), can identify adolescents at risk for heart disease, according to a groundbreaking Miller School study led by Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., professor of pediatrics, the George Batchelor Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology, and Director of the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute.

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The CTSI's inaugural "CaneSearch" featured more than 100 research posters on obesity.

CTSI's 'CaneSearch' Focuses on Obesity and Collaboration

Showcasing its leading-edge research on obesity and collaborative approach to improving patient outcomes, the University of Miami celebrated the launch of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) with its inaugural “CaneSearch,” a daylong research forum dedicated to one of South Florida’s most pressing health challenges.

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