News : 2015 : February

From left, Wen Ding, Ph.D. candidate; Lina A. Shehadeh, Ph.D.; and Jihe Li, Ph.D.

Researchers Find Key Mechanism Leading to Vascular Calcification

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine research team has uncovered a key mechanism in the development of vascular calcification, or hardening of the arteries, valves or plaque – a disorder that affects millions of people.

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Nestor de la Cruz-Muñoz, M.D., who last year marked a milestone 4,000 cases, performs bariatric surgery at University of Miami Hospital.

University of Miami Hospital Recognized for Quality, Cost-Effective Bariatric Surgery

Florida Blue has honored University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth – University of Miami Health System, with a Blue Distinction Center+ designation in the area of bariatric surgery. UMH is among the first hospitals to receive the new designation.

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Hall of Fame Award 2014 recipient Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. ’79, center, with Albert Mitrani, M.D. ’85, and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Medical Alumni Weekend 2015 to Celebrate Miller School’s Past, Present and Future

Medical alumni from around the country will gather on the Miller School of Medicine campus and at the Biltmore Hotel March 6–8 for Medical Alumni Weekend 2015. The annual event will celebrate the medical school’s past, present and future with three days of activities dedicated to ushering in a new generation of UM physicians, sharing recent advances in research and patient care, and bringing together former classmates.

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