News : 2010

Dr. Robert Schwartz (left) and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., (right) receive $500,000 from 
Benjamin Torchinsky.

Family Medicine Program Receives $1 Million Gift and Matching Gift Pledge

Benjamin Torchinsky knows the importance of a family doctor you can count on, a lesson he learned when his wife Sarah was gravely ill some 10 years ago. To show his gratitude, Torchinsky presented Robert Schwartz, M.D., professor and chair of family medicine and community health, and the University with a $500,000 gift to establish the Robert Schwartz Family Medicine Program which will provide professional development opportun

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Dedicated M.D. often worked 28 days in row

Having both lost siblings — and seen young people die as they trained during the early days of the AIDS epidemic — Drs. Cathy and George Willis pledged to experience as much of the world as possible while they could.

They called her the Mother Teresa of Jackson Memorial Hospital,’‘ her husband said. ``She just gave and gave and gave. She always gave the patient a `five-year warranty.

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Longtime UM/Jackson Physician Passes Away

A physician who spent more than three decades on the UM/Jackson medical campus, dating back to her days as a Miller School medical student, has died at the age of 56. Catherine Willis, M.D., passed away Tuesday, November 16, after a brief illness.

Dr. Willis graduated from medical school in 1982 and did her residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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Stephen Bekanich, M.D.

Stephen Bekanich, M.D., Launches Palliative Care Services at UHealth

When internist Stephen Bekanich, M.D., was in medical school, he wasn’t interested in palliative care. But when his grandmother endured a troubling death from metastatic breast cancer nearly a decade later, he redirected his career to the burgeoning field dedicated to relieving physical symptoms and emotional distress of seriously ill patients.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., details the Miller School’s commitment to the community to the 152 members of the Class of 2014.

Dean Goldschmidt Welcomes New Students and Encourages Community Service

As the Miller School’s newest medical students embark on their paths to earning M.D.s, they will find that studying medicine is challenging and rewarding – and a privilege. Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt welcomed the Class of 2014 to the Miller School and reminded the freshmen they were beginning an education that would allow them to join the ranks of one of the most respected professions.

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