Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and Chair of Public Health Sciences and Director of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, delivered a presentation on health and research innovation at the prestigious, second annual Fundacion Euroamerica meeting in Miami.
Department News : 2014 :
This year, the Department of Public Health Science awarded 20 Global Health Scholars Awards to highly motivated and diverse MD/MPH students. These awards have been presented to students with exceptional projects in public health and medicine. We are proud to have more students traveling and they have even extended their global reach even further than last year.
This University of Miami funding opportunity is intended to foster innovative thinking in public health research and practice, and serve as a springboard for projects that have the potential for further growth and dissemination. It helps fund the advancement of capstone projects for MPH and MD/MPH student in their efforts to address community or global public health issues.
The Department of Public Health Sciences was honored as Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of The Institute of Medicine, presented on The State of America’s Health: The Challenge for the Next Generation of US Public Health Professionals for the MD/MPH students this past Saturday, May 10th, 2014.
The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Carl Schulman, MD, PhD, MSPH, FACS. Dr. Schulman is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Director of the William Lehman Injury Research Center at the Ryder Trauma Center, and Associate Program Director of the General Surgical Residency Program. He earned his PhD in Epidemiology and MSPH from the University of Miami, Department of Public Health Sciences.
Public Health Sciences honored PhD in Epidemiology, MPH and MSPH graduates on May 8, 2014 at the annual commencement reception at the Newman Alumni Center. Dr. José Szapocznik addressed the graduates, Alexa Rosen, MPH welcomed them to the Public Health Alumni Association, and Drs. David Lee and Julie Kornfeld recognized each graduate individually.