Department News : 2013 :

Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo Named Director of Division of Health Services Research and Policy

Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and public health sciences, has been named Director of the Division of Health Services Research and Policy in the Department of Public Health Sciences.

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From left are Hilda Pantin, Ph.D., Lino Mauro Toscanini Segale, rector of Universidad Católica, Ana M. Palacio, M.D., M.P.H., and José Szapocznik, Ph.D.

Miller School Partners with Ecuadorian University to Advance Research and Education

The Miller School’s Department of Public Health Sciences has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil in Ecuador to enhance the academic, research and educational activities of both universities. The partnership will help expand the Miller School’s global reach and strengthen its ties in South America.

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Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., left, and José Szapocznik, Ph.D.

Study Finds Neighborhood Walkability Encourages Recent Immigrants to Walk

A University of Miami study reveals that recent immigrants are more likely to walk if they live in a community that combines parks and businesses near homes. Research with recent immigrants is important because they tend to gain weight after arriving in the U.S., and over time become as overweight as many individuals who grew up here.

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From left are Hermes Florez, M.D., Ph.D.; Ailton Alves, M.D. (Brazil); Maria Cristina Escobar, M.D. (Chile); Alberto Barceló, M.D. (PAHO); Naydene Williams, M.D. (Jamaica); José Szapocznik, Ph.D.; Elisa Prieto, M.D. (PAHO); and Sandra Delon, Ph.D. (Canada).

Miller School Partners with Pan American Health Organization to Improve Chronic Health Care

Providing quality care for the millions who suffer of chronic non-communicable disease globally is one of the most prevalent public health concerns today. Yet the vast majority of people with chronic conditions do not receive appropriate care, only half are properly diagnosed, and among those, only a fourth receive treatment. These staggering statistics were the focus of the PAHO regional working group held July 9-11..

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