News : 2016 : February

Ernesto A. Pretto, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.

Miller School Professor Edits First Comprehensive Textbook on Transplant Anesthesia

A Miller School professor has edited the first scholarly textbook in the field of transplant anesthesia and critical care. “Transplant anesthesiology is an emerging field of medicine that requires specialized skills and knowledge,” said Ernesto A. Pretto, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., professor and Chief of the Division of Solid Organ Transplant and Vascular Anesthesia at the Miami Transplant Institute.

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From left, VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D., and James E. Williams, M.S., President of VCU Alumni Board of Governors.

Dr. Norma Sue Kenyon Receives Alumni Star Award

Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D., has received the Alumni Star award from Virginia Commonwealth University. Kenyon, the University of Miami’s Vice Provost for Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer at the Miller School of Medicine, earned her doctorate from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Medical College of Virginia, which nominated her for its parent institution’s 2015 award program.

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Laurence R. Sands, M.D., M.B.A., left, and Eugene R. Schiff, M.D.

Senate Taps Two Faculty for Top Honors

Laurence R. Sands, M.D., M.B.A., a renowned colorectal surgeon at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Eugene R. Schiff, M.D., one of the world’s leading authorities on liver diseases, have been unanimously selected by the Faculty Senate to receive two of its most prestigious awards, the Outstanding Teaching Award and the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award.

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From left, Ana Beatriz Viegas Georjutti, Otavio Salerno, Renata Del Bianco Batista, Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., Pedro Del Bianco Batista, James “J.D.” Daughtry, M.D., UM President Julio Frenk, Stuart Miller, Chairman of the UM Board of Trustees, Helen Salerno, Kim Salerno, UM Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D. Seated, Tomas A. Salerno, M.D.

Dr. Tomas A. Salerno Honored with DeWitt C. Daughtry Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery

At a ceremony before his family, friends, colleagues, and the University of Miami and Miller School of Medicine leadership, Tomas A. Salerno, M.D., professor and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery, was presented with the DeWitt C. Daughtry Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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