News : 2014

Nailah Adams, M.D., M.S.

Family Medicine Resident Receives National Honor from the American Academy of Family Physicians

Nailah Adams, M.D., M.S., was recently honored with the prestigious American Academy of Family Physicians/Bristol-Meyers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

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From left are Robert Schwartz, M.D., Miami-Dade School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Alberto Carvalho, Donna Shalala, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Miami-Dade School Board Member Marta Perez, Ph.D., Miami-Dade School Board Vice Chair Lawrence Feldman, Ph.D., and Dominique Saliba, M.D.

UHealth Celebrates Opening of Medical Center at Miami Jackson Senior High School

With the cutting of a green ribbon, UHealth – The University of Miami Health System and Miami-Dade County Public Schools celebrated a first-of-its-kind healthcare partnership. Dozens of people attended the September 16 ribbon cutting for the ceremonial opening of the UHealth Medical Center at Miami Jackson Senior High School, which is designed to provide accessible and affordable healthcare.

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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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Marie-Denise Gervais, M.D.

Marie-Denise Gervais, M.D., Named Assistant Dean for Admissions and Diversity

Marie-Denise Gervais, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine and community health, has been named the Miller School’s first Assistant Dean for Admissions and Diversity. The new position takes effect June 1.

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Donor Jeri L. Wolfson with, left to right, Ali Habashi; Eugene R. Schiff, M.D.; Arthur H. Hertz; Mark T. O’Connell, M.D.; Robert Schwartz, M.D.; Rimsky Denis, M.P.H., M.B.A.; and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Wolfson Foundation Donations Benefit Medical Research and Education

The Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation is continuing its tradition of generosity in supporting medical research and education. On February 17, foundation trustee Jeri L. Wolfson presented the Miller School with two checks totaling $486,000.

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John E. Lewis, Ph.D.

Research Shows Further Evidence of Enhanced Nutrition Benefits

In a study led by John E. Lewis, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, researchers have further proven the benefits of enhanced nutrition in improving cognitive and immune functioning among healthy older adults.

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