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UHealth Establishes Policy Steering Committee 07.21.2017

To help harmonize policies among UHealth’s three affiliated hospitals, the University of Miami Health System has established the UHealth Policy Steering Committee. Chaired by Dr. Thinh Tran, UHealth chief clinical officer and chief operating officer, the UPSC will be responsible for guiding the policy process at Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, University of Miami Hospital, and University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics.

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Aspiring UM Music Conductor Becomes First LASIK Patient at Lennar 07.21.2017

University of Miami music student Craig McKenzie was the first patient to receive high-tech LASIK surgery from a Bascom Palmer Eye Institute surgeon at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient center on UM’s Coral Gables campus. “I knew that I was in the right place as soon as I walked in the door,” he said.

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Dr. Alexandre Abreu Receives University of Miami Distinguished Clinician Award 07.21.2017

Alexandre R. Abreu, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, has been selected as the junior faculty recipient of the 2017 University of Miami Distinguished Clinician Award. The annual award is given by the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to an exemplary clinician selected by the division chiefs and department chairman.

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Employees Welcome Dean Abraham to the Miller School of Medicine 07.20.2017

Hundreds of faculty and staff turned out to talk with Edward Abraham, M.D., the new Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, at his first meet-and-greet in the Schoninger Research Quadrangle this week. After brief welcoming remarks about the enormous potential of the Miller School and his enthusiasm for the opportunity, Dean Abraham talked with employees and students who were eager to introduce themselves.

UM at Holy Cross Residency Director is Editor of Internal Medicine ‘Toolkit Series’ 07.19.2017

Frederick K. Williams, M.D., program director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s internal medicine residency program at Holy Cross Hospital, is the editor-in-chief of “The Toolkit Series: A Textbook for Internal Medicine Education Programs,” published by the Academic Alliance for Internal Medicine.

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Dean Edward Abraham Brings Sweeping Vision to the Miller School of Medicine 07.14.2017

As the next step in a spectacular career dedicated to advancing research, medical education and clinical care, Dean Edward Abraham describes the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as an unmatched opportunity, with “great leadership, great colleagues, an exciting environment built on shared values, innovation and making a difference.”

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Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, Winner of AUA Research Scholar Award, Presents at Boston Conference 07.14.2017

Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., assistant professor of urology and director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, gave a presentation at the recent American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting in Boston. Ramasamy specializes in the treatment of disorders of male infertility and sexual dysfunction.

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Sylvester Only Site in South Florida to Offer New Bladder Cancer Detection System 07.13.2017

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System, is the only institution in South Florida offering fluorescence enhanced Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview®, an optical imaging agent for the detection of bladder cancer.

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Grateful Family Joins with Salah Foundation to Raise Funds for a Specialized Laser at Burn Center 07.13.2017

For nearly two weeks last summer, Chris Rotella lay in a medically induced coma while a specialized life-support machine attempted to heal the effects of the second- and third-degree burns that covered 60 percent of his body. The UM/Jackson Burn Center saved his life.

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Alleviating Cancer Care Disparities in Latin America and the Caribbean 07.11.2017

Gilberto Lopes, M.D., Medical Director for International Programs and Associate Director for Global Oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has made it his life’s mission to improve cancer control in low- and middle-income countries around the globe.

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