Department News : 2010

Basic Science Chairs Launch Discovery Science Grand Rounds

The basic science department chairs at the Miller School will host the Discovery Science Grand Rounds the second Thursday of each month starting January 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium.

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From left, faculty members Hilda Pantin, Ph.D., and Guillermo Prado, Ph.D., celebrate the Familias Unidas program with Deborah Montilla, of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Familias Unidas Intervention Launched in 24 Middle Schools

Although they have been involved with and seen the positive results from Familias Unidas for many years, Guillermo Prado, Ph.D., and Hilda Pantin, Ph.D., are still pleased every time partners in the intervention program describe how much it has stabilized the lives of youngsters who were making poor decisions.

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Frank Bandiera, M.P.H.

Ph.D. Student's Drug Abuse Research Earns National Notice

Like most Ph.D. students, Frank Bandiera has been working at his overall education for many years. He’s getting closer to the end, however, and hopes to be able to use the “doctor of epidemiology and public health” honorific by latest 2012.

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Rafael Campo, M.D.

Clinician and Educator Rafael Campo, M.D., Takes on New Role

Rafael Campo, M.D., professor of clinical medicine and currently director of employee health and infection control, has been named Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer for the University of Miami Health System (UHealth) at the Miller School. In his new position, Campo will head up the newly created UHealth Patient Safety and Quality Office.

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Hilda Pantin, Ph.D., and Guillermo Prado, Ph.D., were honored by the Society for Prevention Research.

Two Epidemiology and Public Health Faculty Win International Award

Two Miller School faculty members have been recognized by the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) for their outstanding contributions to advancing the science of preventing social, physical and mental health problems. Hilda Pantin, Ph.D., and Guillermo Prado, Ph.D., both associate professors of epidemiology and public health, were awarded the SPR’s 2010 Community, Culture and Prevention Science Award…

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Ralph Sacco, M.D., (right) receives his AHA presidential pin from AHA past president Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., during an induction ceremony in Dallas.

Miller School Neurology Chairman Inducted as President of the AHA

Miller School neurology chairman Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., is the new president of the American Heart Association for its 2010-11 fiscal year, beginning July 1. He became the first neurologist to hold the position when he was inducted into office during a ceremony in Dallas on June 22.

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James and Esther King and Bankhead-Coley grants help advance cancer research

Miller School Scientists Awarded Millions in State Research Grants

The battle against cancer being waged in numerous Miller School labs is getting a $12 million boost from the Florida Department of Health’s Biomedical Research Program grants supporting research in cancer and tobacco-related diseases. Twenty-three UM researchers collectively won about 27.5 percent – the largest share – of the $45.5 million in grants awarded…

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