News : 2016 : March

Gwen Wurm, M.D.

UHealth Pediatrician Contributes to Book about Impact of Parental Spending on Kids’ Well-Being

Gwen Wurm, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, went to a Christmas party in the home of friends and ran into a mutual friend, Brett Graff, a writer and expert in consumer economics. As they looked at the pile of presents placed under the tree for the family’s children, the same thought occurred to both of them. What if parents gave their kids less stuff and more time?

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Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., with Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

American Medical Women’s Association Honors Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, Dr. Felicia Knaul

Two University of Miami leaders — Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Dean of the Miller School, and Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences and Director of the Miami Institute for the Americas — were honored with “Local Hero” awards from the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) on Friday, March 11.

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Denise C. Vidot, Ph.D.

University of Miami Study Finds Young Hispanic Marijuana Users Have Lower Odds of Metabolic Syndrome

Hispanic/Latino marijuana users between the ages of 20 and 30 have significantly lower odds of metabolic syndrome than Hispanic/Latino non-users, according to a recent study by researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences and Department of Psychology.

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From left, Alberto A. Mitrani, M.D.’84, Lori Laffel, M.D. ’80, M.P.H., Maria Victoria Egusquiza, M.D. ’87, and Laurence B. Gardner, M.D.

Alumni Reception and Reunion Banquet Highlight Medical Alumni Weekend

Miller School alumni from around the country had the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce March 5 at the annual Alumni Reception and Reunion Banquet, the crowning event of one of the Miller School’s most eagerly anticipated weekends. Medical Alumni Weekend is a yearly celebration that brings former classmates back to campus to celebrate the Miller School through activities, traditions, and continuing education courses.

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Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D.

Increasing ADHD Rates May Be Linked to Heightened Academic Expectations for Young Children

A new study led by Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has identified a possible correlation between the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and increasing academic demands on young children.

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