News : 2015 : June

First-year M.D./M.P.H. student Samuel R. Huntley, left, with Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., C.P.H.

M.D./M.P.H. Student Awarded NIOSH Grant to Study Osteoarthritis in Hispanic Construction Workers

Samuel R. Huntley, a first-year M.D./M.P.H. student at the Miller School of Medicine, was awarded a Pilot/Small Project Grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for his proposal titled, “DOLORES – Determinants of Osteoarthritis Linked to Occupational Radiography: Epidemiologic Surveillance.”

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From left, Children's Trust Board Chair Laurie Weiss Nuell, Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., and Children's Trust President and CEO Charles Auslande.

Dr. Eduardo Bancalari Receives ‘Champion for Children’ Award from The Children’s Trust

Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., an internationally renowned neonatologist, received the David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award from The Children’s Trust at the organization’s annual awards luncheon on June 12. Bancalari, Director of the Division of Neonatology at the Miller School of Medicine and Chief of Newborn Service at Jackson Memorial Hospital, received the award for his contributions over a 50-year medical career.

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From left, medical students Matthew Stark, Shelly Birch, Simone Caccamo, Bryan Perez and Adam Aldahan.

Medical Education Holds 20th Annual Clinical Skills Exercises for Third-Year Students

The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed all 189 third-year Miller School students from both the Miami and regional medical campuses June 6-7 for the 20th 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 for the annual assessment.

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Holtz Children’s Hospital is one of the best in America.

UM/Jackson’s Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among the Nation’s Top Children’s Hospitals

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 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, published online today by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of the 10 pediatric specialties.

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

Miller School’s Chair of Pediatrics Selected for National Leadership Program

Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor and Interim Chair of Pediatrics at the Miller School of Medicine, has been accepted into the 2015-16 class of the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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From left, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Julio C. Barredo, M.D., Linda Martinez, Ph.D., Jorge Martinez, and Audrey Martinez, M.D., at a previous check presentation from CancerFree KIDS in 2012.

CancerFree KIDS Awards Grant to Dr. Julio C. Barredo

Thanks to a grassroots fundraising effort, Julio C. Barredo, M.D., the Director of Children’s Cancer Programs at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant to help find new treatments and cures to battle pediatric cancers.

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