Department News : 2013 :

Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Researcher Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Conduct First-of-Its-Kind Screening for Underage Drinking

Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D., associate professor of public health sciences in the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health, has been awarded a $2.5 million, five-year grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to test the validity of a two-question screening survey designed to identify underage drinking among children and teenagers.

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Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., accepts the Practitioner of the Year Award.

Vice Chair of Dermatology Named Practitioner of the Year by Prestigious Florida Society

Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., professor and Vice Chair of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, has been named Practitioner of the Year by the Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, the state’s oldest and largest dermatological society. Kirsner accepted the award at the society’s annual meeting May 24-27 in Boca Raton.

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Jennifer B. Marks, M.D., and Hermes Florez, M.D., Ph.D.

Miller School/VA Selected as Site for Study of Diabetes Drug Effectiveness

The Miller School and the Miami VA Healthcare System have been selected as a clinical study site for the NIH-funded project Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes (GRADE): A Comparative Effectiveness Study.

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