From left, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Nanette Vega, M.A., Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., and Stephen Symes, M.D.

Honoring Women in Academic Medicine and Their Achievements

Women in Academic Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Committee of Interns and Residents at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted the annual Evening of Fellowship on January 23, honoring recent successes and achievements of the Miller School’s women faculty. The event began with networking among attendees from various departments, including many chairs and center directors.

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Ihsan Salloum, M.D., M.P.H.

Could OTC Medications Help Treat Alcohol Abuse?

Researchers have long wondered if medications could treat alcohol abuse. Ihsan Salloum, M.D., chief of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, hopes to answer that question in part with a new clinical trial to determine if two over-the-counter (OTC) medications can diminish alcohol abuse in diagnosed bipolar patients.

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From left, Stephen M. Weiss, Ph.D., M.P.H., with Marc D. Gellman, Ph.D.

Behavioral Medicine Pioneers Honored

Stephen M. Weiss, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, and Marc D. Gellman, Ph.D., research associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, were honored this month by the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine for their contributions to the interdisciplinary field that combines medicine and psychology.

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Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Charles B. Nemeroff Receives Julius Axelrod Mentorship Award

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has received the 2016 Julius Axelrod Mentorship Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The award was presented on December 5 during the President’s Plenary Session at the organization’s annual meeting in Hollywood, Florida.

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From left, Elizabeth Crocco, M.D., with Joe Natoli, UM's Senior Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer, who introduced her.

A Memorable Program for Alzheimer's Awareness Month

As part of the UHealth Lecture Series, Elizabeth Crocco, M.D., associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, gave a presentation on memory, cognition, and new activities and studies taking place at the Center on Aging. Her presentation was part of the Memory Disorder Clinic’s effort to service the community during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

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