News : 2016

From left, back row, E. Robert Schwartz, M.D., Leonard Mathias and Jeffrey Lin; front row, Paola Cintron Villa, M.D., Ela Sierocinski, Heather Lee, Penny Tenzer, M.D., and Kassandra McGehee Bosire, M.D. Not pictured: Tor Jarrett, Dylan Petkus and Molly McKinney.

Miller School of Medicine Conference Representatives Witness Family Medicine’s Growth

Faculty members, residents and medical students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine attended the recent Florida Academy of Family Practice (FAFP) Winter Summit and witnessed a growing interest in family medicine, according to E. Robert Schwartz, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

NIH Leader to Speak at Miller School Today

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will speak at Grand Rounds held jointly by the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Public Health Sciences today, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 989.

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Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., left, and Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Miller School Professors Publish Practical Approach to Guiding Residents in Patient Interactions

Over the course of 18 years, Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical family medicine, medicine and surgery, and Director of Behavioral Medicine, identified specific patterns in the interactions between new doctors and their patients. In particular, she saw how the relationships were strained by persistent paperwork, electronic medical records and obstacles to delivery of care by insurance carriers.

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Miller School Class of 2017 participants Linsey E. Lindley, Ph.D., left, with Seth Sankary.

Medical Education Conducts Skills Exercises for Third-Year Students

The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed 198 third-year Miller School of Medicine students from both the Miami and regional medical campuses for the 21st annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations — a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of students. More than 100 faculty members served as evaluators in the annual assessment.

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2016 George Paff Teaching Award winners.

Medical Students Present 2016 Paff Teaching Awards to Outstanding Instructors

Warren Kupin, M.D., professor of medicine, was one of 18 outstanding Miller School of Medicine instructors honored by their students at the 2016 George Paff Teaching Awards Ceremony on April 28 at the University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center. Second-year students Shirin Razdan and Matthew Chen co-chaired the ceremony, assisted by Soum Lokeshwar, Sophia Liu and Catherine Lee.

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From left, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Eduardo J. de Marchena, M.D., E. Robert Schwartz, M.D., students Daphne Papathomas and Joshua Kronenfeld, Arthur Hertz, Jeri Wolfson, students Angelica Melillo Knickerbocker, Roy Elias and Ashley Taggart, Raysa Christodoulou, Amar R. Deshpande, M.D., Janet Konefal, Ph.D., and Ali Habashi.

Wolfson Foundation Gifts Inspire and Challenge Medical Students

The Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation continues to focus on saving lives by supporting Miller School of Medicine students who provide health care to the underserved while gaining valuable learning experiences. Recently, checks representing a total of $609,000 in funding were presented to the Miller School of Medicine by Jeri Wolfson and Arthur Hertz, trustees of the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation.

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