News : 2015 : April

Phillip Ruiz, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Phillip Ruiz Elected Fellow of American Society of Transplantation

Phillip Ruiz, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and Medical Director of the Transplantation Laboratories in the Department of Surgery, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation (AST). He will be formally inducted on May 4 during the American Transplant Congress in Philadelphia.

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Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., left, and Bradford Hastings.

2015 Regional Campus Paff Awards Ceremony Honors Faculty and Residents

Deans, faculty and students representing the Miller School of Medicine’s regional medical campus gathered on April 8 for the second annual Regional Campus Paff Awards Ceremony. The event, which was organized and hosted by the regional campus student government, recognizes faculty members and residents contributing to the education of students in the dual-degree M.D./M.P.H. program.

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From left, Joan St. Onge, M.D., Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D., Halcyon M. Quinn.

Miller School Launches Pioneering Program for First-Year Residents

In a single week last August in New York City, two first-year residents, in different programs and in separate incidents, jumped to their deaths. What could have happened, just three months after their triumphant graduation from medical school, that would have made them want to take their lives? We may never know, but a likely contributing factor is a syndrome called burnout.

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Nagi Ayad, Ph.D.

Researchers Find Link Between Protein Inhibitors and Pediatric Brain Tumors

Miller School of Medicine researchers, collaborating with investigators at three other institutions, have found a link between certain protein inhibitors and the reduction in growth of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant pediatric brain tumor. Their findings may lead to treatments for other cancers, as well as a variety of other diseases and types of neurological injuries.

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