Department News : 2015 :

Hermes Jose Florez, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

UM Doctors Contribute to National Effort to Improve Health and Lifestyles for the Aging

A multidisciplinary team of doctors and researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has played an integral role in a White House-led initiative to improve the quality of life and health for aging populations throughout the U.S.

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José Szapocznik, Ph.D., at the White House Summit on Climate Change.

UM Public Health Chair Attends White House Summit on Climate Change

José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences and Director of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, attended the recent White House Public Health and Climate Change Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H.

UM Researcher Awarded Early Career Fellowship by Gulf Research Program

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of public health sciences and Director of the Musculoskeletal Disorders and Occupational Health Lab, was recently awarded a highly competitive two-year early career fellowship by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Viviana E. Horigian, M.D., left, with Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., Director of the NIDA International Program.

Dr. Viviana E. Horigian Receives 2015 NIDA Award of Excellence

Viviana E. Horigian, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences, was honored with a 2015 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program Award of Excellence. The prestigious awards were announced on June 13 at the 20th annual NIDA International Forum in Phoenix, which focused on “Building International Collaborative Research on Drug Abuse.”

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Chanelle Diaz and Hansel Tookes, M.D., M.P.H.

Researchers’ Findings Support Syringe Exchange Programs for Injection Drug Users

A team of researchers from the Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital has published an eye-opening study of the financial cost to the public and the level of mortality for injection drug users admitted to Jackson for treatment of infections.

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