When David A. Lubarsky, M.D., M.B.A., the Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, joined the Miller School more than a decade ago, he was intent on establishing a departmental pain clinic and, over the years, oversaw at least eight different plans.
News : 2011
Pedro Ruiz, M.D., professor and executive vice chair and director of clinical programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, received the Irving Blumberg Human Rights Award from the American Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation.
Armed with a three-year, $295,653 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Miller School’s Lourdes Illa, M.D., and Marisa Echenique, Psy.D.,from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, are expanding suicide prevention resources for students. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among people ages 14 to 24.
Nearly 1,300 relatives, friends and colleagues of people who have died by suicide gathered on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus Sunday for the Out of the Darkness walk, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Miller School’s Team Iacino, walking in memory of Richard A. Iacino, the Dean’s Chief of Staff, brought together close to 100 people dedicated to raising awareness of suicide.
Pedro Ruiz, M.D., professor and executive vice chair and director of clinical programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was honored twice last month for his scholarship and leadership during an international meeting of psychiatrists in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The statistics are staggering and almost impossible to comprehend: 36,000 people in the United States die by suicide every year and it is the country’s 10th leading cause of death. The growing suicide epidemic recently hit close to home with the deaths of two faculty members and two former Miller School medical students during their residencies.
Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Center on Aging at the Miller School and UHealth, and an internationally renowned expert in his field, has been appointed president of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Florida Southeast Division.
The string of grand openings for new, refurbished or expanded clinical units at University of Miami Hospital continued this month with a celebration of the new Behavioral Health Emergency Room, and the expansion of psychiatric and behavioral health services across UHealth.
Citing a clear need for more patient facilities, dozens of psychiatrists and therapists gathered on the newly renovated north wing of the 9th floor of University of Miami Hospital Monday evening. Community physicians were eager to see 14 new rooms dedicated as the Mood Disorders Unit at UMH.
The Miller School’s fourth annual Integrative Medicine Symposium will take place on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at the U Wellness Center and Programs.
Identifying who is at risk for developing PTSD after a traumatic event, such as rape, combat, or natural disaster, is essential to determining appropriate treatment. A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher and her collaborators published findings on February 23 in the prestigious journal Nature about a new gene linked to PTSD.