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Jeffery M. Vance, M.D., Ph.D., professor in and founding chair of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Jeffery M. Vance Receives Prestigious Zenith Award

Jeffery M. Vance, M.D., Ph.D., professor in and founding chair of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored recently with the prestigious Zenith Award.

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From left, Altheresa Clark, LCSW, Mayra Garcia, LCSW, Elise James, LCSW, and Lisa Merheb, MSW, LCSW.

Sylvester’s Elise James Named 2018 Oncology Social Worker of the Year

Elise James, LCSW, a social worker at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named the 2018 Oncology Social Worker of the Year by the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers (FSOSW).

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Evan Butters with his grandfather, Benjamin Goldman.

A ’Cane Cycles to Honor His Grandfather and Raise Money to Fight Alzheimer’s

Evan Butters grew up in South Florida a ’Canes fan. His father, aunt, and uncle all attended the University of Miami in the 1980s, but his connection to the U deepened within the past year when he decided to organize a cycling event at Markham Park on November 17 to honor his late grandfather and raise funds to conquer the disease that robbed Benjamin Goldman of his memories.

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The Lennar Foundation Medical Center of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System was honored with Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award® in patient engagement.

Lennar Foundation Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Patient Engagement

Press Ganey, a national leader in healthcare performance improvement, recently recognized The Lennar Foundation Medical Center of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System with its Guardian of Excellence Award® in patient engagement.

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Sen. Kevin Rader, Belén Mora Garijo, third-year UM M.D./M.P.H. student Jason Onugha, and Dr. Hansel Tookes, founder of the IDEA Exchange, in Tallahassee.

Miller School Student Named to AMA Student Bioethics Committee

Belén Mora Garijo, a second-year student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was recently appointed to a national position on the Bioethics & Humanities Committee of the American Medical Association’s Medical Student Section. “I am passionate about the ethical and moral dimension inherent in the practice of medicine, and look forward to making the most out of this learning opportunity,” said Mora.

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