Department News : 2015 :

From left, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D., Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., Ronald C. Desrosiers, Ph.D., Diana Lopez, Ph.D., Jonathan C. Trent, M.D., Ph.D., Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D., and Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Zubrod Memorial Lecture Program Spotlights Faculty and Young Investigators

Six Miller School of Medicine physician-scientists were recognized for their contributions to cancer research and treatment as part of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 16th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session on May 15. It was the first time multiple faculty awards have been part of the program.

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From left, Guillermo

New Public Health Doctorate Program Centers on Preventive Health

Given that the leading causes of death in the U.S. are preventable, the University of Miami’s Department of Public Health Sciences’ Division of Prevention Science and Community Health has recently launched a unique doctoral degree program in Prevention Science and Community Health.

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From left, Julie Kornfeld, Ph.D., M.P.H., Daphney Dorcius, M.P.H., Begoña Rovira, M.B.A., M.A., and Guillermo

Public Health Graduate Honored with Celebration of Involvement Award

Undergraduate and graduate students who display passion for service and leadership are recognized each year at the University of Miami’s Celebration of Involvement award ceremony.

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From left, Sonjia Kenya, Ed.D., M.S., M.A., Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., and Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., M.S.

Community-Based Rapid HIV Testing is an Effective Strategy for High-Risk African Americans

A team of University of Miami champions for health equity recently published study findings showing that the use of community-based health workers along with rapid, home-based HIV testing is an effective strategy for getting more high-risk African American residents tested and connected to health services and treatment.

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From left, medical students Alexandra Cocores and Houda Boucekkine with Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Medical Students Honor Outstanding Teachers at 2015 Paff Awards Ceremony

For Miller School medical students and teachers, the 2015 George Paff Teaching Awards Ceremony was a warm and memorable experience, punctuated by tears of joy, plenty of hugs and a baby’s cry.

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