Department News : 2013 :

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.

Neurology Chair Joins NIH National Advisory Council

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., professor and Chair of Neurology and the Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders, has been appointed to the NIH’s National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council, the principal advisory body to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

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Panel and Brainstorming Session Aim to Make Miami a Healthier Place to Live

The UM Life Science & Technology Park will host a panel discussion and brainstorming session to inspire ways to improve health in Miami. The event, part of the Knight Foundation’s “Knight News Challenge” on health, will be held Thursday, August 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Life Science & Technology Park.

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Sarah Messiah, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Guillermo "Willy" Prado, Ph.D.

Researchers Awarded $2M Grant to Test Obesity Intervention for Hispanic Youths and Their Families

Public health researchers who developed the successful Familias Unidas intervention to prevent risky behavior among Hispanic youth are teaming up with obesity experts to determine if the program now operating in 24 Miami-Dade County middle schools can reduce obesity among Hispanic teens as effectively as it has reduced their sexually risky conduct and use of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.

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Doug Borst listens to AAFP board member Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., at a Family Medicine Interest Group workshop. <em>Photo courtesy of the AAFP</em>

Medical Student Lobbies for Improved Primary Care Access at National Conference

At the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference, fourth-year Miller School medical student Douglas T. Borst presented a successful resolution for improving patient access and was elected the national student delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.

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Howard A. Liddle, Ed.D.

Substance Abuse Expert Receives National Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology Award

Howard A. Liddle, Ed.D., professor of public health sciences who developed the leading treatment for adolescent substance abuse, is the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology Award, bestowed by the American Psychological Association’s Society of Family Psychology.

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In one of the Miller School's public health initiatives, second-year M.D./M.P.H. student Adam Crosland poses with children in Haiti's Central Plateau, where he assessed the use of mobile clinics to address public health concerns in rural areas.

UM is Founding Member of Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

The Miller School’s Department of Public Health Sciences has signed on as a founding member of the new national Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

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