News : 2016 : March

Walkers stretch before beginning their trek.

Miami Walk Raises Funds for National Eating Disorders Association

More than 250 participants helped raise funds for research and treatment of a challenging psychiatric condition at the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Miami Walk on March 13 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., second row, far right, with workshop faculty and attendees.

Center on Aging Hosts Workshop on Health Care Technologies

The Center for Research on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) hosted an extremely successful workshop – “Health Care Technologies for Older Adults: Design, Adoption, Implementation & Training Issues” – February 25-26 at the Center on Aging.

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WIAM 2015-16 Advisory Board members: Back row, from left, Wen-Hsiang Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., Lilian M. Abbo, M.D., Maria L. Alcaide, M.D., and Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D. Front row, from left, Anne E. Burdick, M.D., Ph.D., Rose Maria Van Zuilen, Ph.D., Michele I. Morris, M.D., Judi M. Woolger, M.D., and JoNell E. Potter, Ph.D.

Women in Academic Medicine Organization Supports Faculty Development

“This is a great time for women and minorities at the Miller School of Medicine,” said Lilian Abbo, M.D., President of Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM), an organization formed in 2008 with the mission of transforming the development, recruitment and retention of women faculty at the Miller School through education, networking and mentoring.

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From left, Rhea Choi, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Nawara Alawa.

Students, Families and Alumni Celebrate Class of 2019 at Freshman Pinning Ceremony

When Ryan Patrick Nolan stepped onto the stage Friday at the 16th annual John. G. Clarkson Freshman Pinning Ceremony, it was a proud moment for three generations of the Nolan family with close ties to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Brian Deegan, Ph.D., left, with Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, M.S., Ph.D., in Daunert's lab.

Miller School of Medicine Achieves Significant Gains in NIH Research Grant Rankings

The Miller School of Medicine rose one position in the national rankings of medical schools based on research grants received from the National Institutes of Health during the 2015 federal fiscal year. That gain is significant, considering the ongoing reductions in NIH grants that have caused many medical schools to fall in the rankings.

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

Dr. Charles B. Nemeroff Publishes Comprehensive Review of Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect

Early life stress in the form of child abuse or neglect is associated with long-term emotional, cognitive and physical problems in adults, according to Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, whose comprehensive review, “Paradise Lost: The Neurobiological and Clinical Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect,” was published March 2 in the journal Neuron.

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