News : 2012 : May

Carl I. Schulman, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H., left, and Antonio Marttos Jr., M.D.

Director and Co-Director Named for William Lehman Injury Research Center

Carl I. Schulman, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor of clinical surgery, has been named director of the William Lehman Injury Research Center in the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, and Antonio Marttos Jr., M.D., assistant professor of surgery, has been named co-director.

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With surgeons Junichiro Sageshima, M.D., left, and George Burke III, M.D., right, at their side, Lekisha and Yolanda Mixon discuss their surgeries.

UM/Jackson Surgeons Help Daughter Give Mother Gift of Life

As Yolanda Mixon smiled broadly and joked easily with reporters on the morning of May 11, it was difficult to imagine that, just two days earlier, she had received a new kidney – donated by her daughter – at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital. “The best Mother’s Day ever,” Mixon quipped.

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Juliet Nissan credits her mentors, including, from left, Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., Carl I. Schulman, M.D., MSPH, Ph.D., and Michael C. Lewis, M.D., senior associate dean for graduate medical education, for making Jackson her top choice.

Class of 2012 Can Celebrate Match Day Successes at Commencement

After striding across the stage to pick up their M.D. degrees at the BankUnited Center on May 12, members of the Class of 2012 will head to some of the most competitive residency programs and prestigious institutions in the country. The class could, in fact, take a collective bow for their notable Match Day success, which created a buzz among underclassmen and is sure to be a great recruiting tool for prospective students.

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Department of Surgery employees, from left, Milaidys Marrero, Cristina Bichara, and Nicole Nagel promote organ and tissue donation on the medical campus.

Miller School/UHealth Joins Miami Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency to Celebrate Donate Life Day

In honor of National Donate Life Month this April, the Miller School/UHealth – University of Miami Health System joined forces with the Department of Surgery’s Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency to increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors in the country by 20 million by the end of 2012.

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