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Lilian Sarfati, M.D., and Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., demonstrate a stress management exercise at the Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health Center.

Family Medicine’s Stress Management Program Targets Healthy Mind and Body

Using interlocked hands, Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., assistant professor of family medicine and community health and director of behavioral medicine, illustrates the powerful connection between the mind and the body.

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Nanette Vega, M.A.

Diversity Leader Wins Visionary Award

Nanette Vega, M.A., Executive Director for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, recently received a Diversity Visionary Award from Insight into Diversity magazine.

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From left, Letitia Winston, assistant director of program and professional services, and Kyle Taylor, communications manager, both from the School-Based Health Alliance, Marcia Dodo, DNP, ARNP, clinic manager at North Miami Beach Senior High, and Mary Saiz, HMO consultant for the School Health Initiative, attend a CVS Project Health wellness campaign in Washington, D.C.

School Health Initiative Extends Reach with "New Directions" Grant

The Miller School’s Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative has been awarded a New Directions for School-Based Health Grant funded by the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and administered by the School-Based Health Alliance. The grant will allow the School Health Initiative to build upon its existing structure, increase program visibility and promote community awareness and buy-in.

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