Department News : 2011 :

From left, Nicholas Cortolillo and Chanelle Diaz, members of the first four-year M.D./M.P.H. class, discuss the program with Alex Mechaber, M.D., and Julie Kornfeld, Ph.D.

52 Students Inaugurate Four-Year M.D./M.P.H. Program

Growing up in Miami-Dade County, Chanelle Diaz saw some exemplary models of health care delivery, but mostly she noted glaring health disparities. Diaz, a Williams College graduate who wants to “design systems to improve access to health care,” is certain she is on the best path to prepare her to be both physician and public health advocate who can help end those disparities.

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Viviana Horigian, M.D., (standing at left) and Rosa Verdeja, M.Ed., (standing at right) lead a clinical trial protocols discussion with researchers visiting the Miller School from Mexico's National Institute of Psychiatry.

UM Researchers Take Their Clinical Trial Expertise to Mexico

After years of conducting successful, randomized drug abuse treatment clinical trials for Spanish speakers and general populations in Florida and the nation, researchers from the Miller School’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health are exporting their expertise to Mexico.

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