News : 2018 : June

From left, Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., Alisa Sanchez, and Neva Kirk-Sanchez, Ph.D., PT.

Miami Teen Has Recipe for Successful Philanthropy Effort

Hoping to be in medicine one day, Alisa Sanchez isn’t waiting to make a difference in the health care field. The 16-year-old, who just graduated from Coral Gables Senior High School, recently made a donation to the Schatzi and Stanley Kassal Project: New Born Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center — the results of a successful bake sale she organized.

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The high school students brought plenty of youthful energy to the program.

Mailman Center Collaborates with Special Olympics on Youth Leadership Summit

The Miller School of Medicine’s Mailman Center for Child Development collaborated with Special Olympics in a youth leadership summit, which took place June 3 at UM’s Donna E. Shalala Student Center. The purpose of the summit was to highlight the Unified Champion Schools program, which incorporates Special Olympics’ sports, leadership and related activities that empower youth to be change agents in their communities.

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Pediatrics residents discuss paintings at Lowe Art Museum's Fine Art of Health Care workshop.

Pediatrics Residents Gain Patient Observation and Communication Skills by Interpreting Works of Art

More than two dozen second-year pediatrics residents and faculty members from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics recently visited UM’s Lowe Art Museum to work on their observation and communication skills by interpreting works of art. In small group workshops, the students carefully examined and discussed paintings and sculptures, and shared their ideas and perspectives openly.

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