News : 2010

Encarnacion Miranda, left, listens as Andreas Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., discusses his case at a news conference.

UM/Jackson Trial Fights Liver Cancer with Natural Killer Cells

Encarnacion Miranda knew he didn’t have long to live when, in October 2009, he learned that his liver, deeply scarred by the hepatitis C virus he had contracted from a blood transfusion years before, had triggered hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common liver cancer.

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Celebrating the new Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry office at UHM  are, from left, Patricia Daley, assistant to the administrator; Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D, Alan Livingstone, M.D., Jennifer Burrell, division administrator, and Michael Peleg, D.M.D., principal surgeon.

General Dentistry Offered at New UMH Office

Upon concluding her tour of the Department of Surgery’s Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and General Dentistry’s new comprehensive surgery and dentistry office at University of Miami Hospital, Annabelle Sanchez, a clinical therapist in the hospital’s psychiatric department, had much the same enthusiastic reaction as others who attended the October 20 open house.

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Three UM/Jackson transplant programs are rated among the best.

Transplant Programs at UM/Jackson Rated Among the Best in the U.S.

Three programs at the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center have received national recognition for extraordinary performance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., right, greets Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive during the prime minister's visit to University of Miami/Jackson Medical Center's Ryder Trauma Center on Wednesday. Bellerive toured the center with hospital executives and physicians, including Barth Green, M.D., left, to learn more about how Haitians were cared for after the January 12 earthquake.

Haiti Prime Minister Thanks UM/Jackson for Earthquake Aid

On a visit to Miami eight months after a catastrophic earthquake devastated his country, Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, was visibly moved Wednesday after touring Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., (left)  receives his honorary degree from The American College of Greece President David G. Horner.

Miller School Transplant Surgeon Awarded Prestigious Honorary Degree

Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and director of the Liver/GI Transplant Program at the Miller School of Medicine, received a Doctor of Science honoris causa from The American College of Greece during commencement on June 26 in Athens.

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Omaida Velazquez, M.D.

Miller School Physician-Scientist Selected as a Fellow in National Leadership Program

Omaida Velazquez, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Miller School, has been accepted into the 2010-11 class of the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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Laurence Sands, M.D., associate professor of surgery, accepted a 2010 George Paff Teaching Award from the Class of 2011. Also pictured are Elizabeth Ko and Joseph Greene, members of the Class of 2011.

Miller School Students Honor Faculty Members with 2010 George Paff Teaching Awards

Before a dozen faculty members were recognized with the 2010 George Paff Teaching Awards, Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., associate dean for undergraduate medical education, presented a slide show to remind award recipients and other audience members of Paff’s impressive career as a Miller School educator.

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