Department News : 2013 :

From left are Health Care Heroes Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., and Joshua Hare, M.D.

Michael S. Gordon Receives Lifetime Achievement Award; Hare and Kobetz Also Named Health Care Heroes

Three Miller School faculty were recognized among South Florida’s health care heroes this week, with Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, receiving the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s most prestigious health care honor, the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Among the M.D./M.P.H. students who received Global Health Scholar Awards are, from left, Rachita Sood, Chase Socha, Priyanka Mehrotra, Michelle Picon, and Stephanie Blankenship.

Twenty M.D./M.P.H. Students Receive Global Health Scholar Awards

The Department of Public Health Sciences has awarded almost $40,000 in Global Health Scholar Awards to 20 M.D./M.P.H. students in the Class of 2016 who will explore a variety of public health issues in 13 different countries on four continents this summer.

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José Szapocznik, Ph.D.

Renamed Department of Public Health Sciences Takes Another Step Toward Establishing New School

At a time when public health is at the forefront of our evolving healthcare system, the Department of Public Health Sciences, formerly the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, is transforming its role in healthcare delivery, education and translational research at the Miller School. Winning unanimous faculty approval, the new name reflects the diverse interests of the faculty in the department.

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In recognition of their partnership, Viviana Horigian, M.D., left, presents a commemorative plaque to María Elena Medina-Mora, Ph.D.

UM Researchers Recognized by Mexico’s National Institute of Psychiatry

Miller School researchers from the Department of Public Health Sciences were recognized by the National Institute of Psychiatry in Mexico for successfully completing the first phase of a groundbreaking collaboration to transfer the technology needed to establish a substance abuse clinical trials network in Mexico.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., makes a point as fellow advisory board members at the table, from left, Armando Ferrer and Lillian Rivera, and the CTSI's Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., and Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., standing, listen.

CTSI Community Advisory Board Looks at Building Community/Academic Partnerships

Meeting for the second time, members of the Community Advisory Board for the University of Miami’s new Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) began the formidable task of helping UM strengthen the community/academic partnerships needed to address the two health disparities – HIV/AIDS and obesity – that the panel previously identified as top priorities for improving the health of Miami-Dade’s diverse population.

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