The process improvement team, from left: Brianne Neuburger, senior project manager; German Rueda, executive director; Andres Ramirez, senior project manager; Claudia Malmborg, senior program coordinator; Paul LePage, project manager; Jamie Paradela, senior program coordinator; and Roderick Parker, senior project manager.

Continuous Transformation through Process Improvement at UHealth

The Process Improvement Team at the University of Miami Health System is a group of professionals with backgrounds in Lean, Six Sigma and project management. “We exist to continually improve the patient, faculty and staff experience by leading transformative projects and supporting system-wide improvement initiatives,” said Brianne Neuburger, senior project manager in the Office of Process Improvement.

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Topical statins may provide a treatment option for diabetic foot ulcers.

Study Finds Topical Statin Aids Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

An NIH-funded study by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that topical treatment with mevastatin will block two common healing inhibitors in diabetic foot ulcers, a life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus with limited treatment options that often results in amputations.

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The new predictive model can help guide immunotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Sylvester Researchers Develop Predictive Model to Guide Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer Patients

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have developed a predictive model that can help guide immunotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

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Sylvester Researchers Recruiting Healthy Women for Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Study

Often referred to as the “silent killer,” ovarian cancer does not become symptomatic for many women until a late stage of the disease. So any advance that shifts detection earlier, and allows physicians to intervene when survival remains potentially longer, can be welcome news. Sylvester researcher Brian Slomovitz, M.D., and colleagues are conducting a biomarker study to improve early detection, and survival.

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From left, Tally Hustace, M.S.N., ARNP, Ofelia Alvarez, M.D., Shanette Daniels, and Fatima Rigaud.

Walk-a-thon Raises Funds for Pediatric Sickle Cell Program

In hopes of making a difference for children suffering from sickle cell anemia, Shanette Daniels, a family advocate for the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, created an event she hopes will become an annual tradition. Daniels and her sister, Toni Knight, came up with the idea for a walk-a-thon early in 2017.

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