News : 2015 : April

Survivors observe rubble in Nepal following the earthquake..

Miller School Students from Nepal Plead for Help for Earthquake Survivors

When Shaurya Joshi, a Ph.D. student in biomedical science in the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, heard about the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday, his first thoughts were of his mom and relatives living in the nation’s capital, Katmandu.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., speaks with medical students about their future.

Miller School Again Named Second-Most-Affordable Private Allopathic Medical School

Once again, the Miller School of Medicine has made the top tier of the “Most Affordable Medical Schools’ rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. Among private allopathic medical schools, which grant M.D. degrees, the Miller School, at $42,610 for annual costs, is second only to Baylor College of Medicine in the 2016 rankings.

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From left, Savita Pahwa, M.D., Margaret A. Fischl, M.D., Robert C. Gallo, M.D., Mario Stevenson, Ph.D.

CFAR Symposium Explores New Frontiers of HIV Research and Therapies

The 11th annual Miami CFAR Symposium, “Confronting HIV and Its Complications,” drew nearly 200 clinicians, researchers, educators, students and pharmaceutical company representatives to hear some of the world’s leading experts present the most current information available on HIV research and therapies.

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Marlon Wong, D.P.T.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Receives Accreditation

The University of Miami Orthopedic Residency in Physical Therapy has received prestigious accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

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From left, Joan St. Onge, M.D., Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D., Halcyon M. Quinn.

Miller School Launches Pioneering Program for First-Year Residents

In a single week last August in New York City, two first-year residents, in different programs and in separate incidents, jumped to their deaths. What could have happened, just three months after their triumphant graduation from medical school, that would have made them want to take their lives? We may never know, but a likely contributing factor is a syndrome called burnout.

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Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A.

Editorial in Pediatrics Sheds Light on Adolescent Firearm Violence

More than 32,000 fatal and 84,000 nonfatal shootings occurred in the United States in 2013, and among those were 48 children aged 19 or younger each day. Those numbers set the tone for the editorial “Prevent Youth Assault by Assaulting Firearm Violence” written by Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., for the April issue of Pediatrics.

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Social workers perform a broad range of valuable services in Miller School of Medicine departments and centers.

Social Workers: Star Players on the Patient-Care Team

March is National Social Work Month, and this year’s theme is “Social Workers Pave the Way for Change.” Today, there are nearly 50 social workers on the medical campus. Some have worked here for decades and played very personal roles in the significant changes that have occurred in patient care and in the steady improvements in patient outcomes.

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