Department News : 2015 :

David J. Lee, Ph.D.

Researcher Awarded Fulbright Scholarship for Comparative Study of Mindfulness Practices

David J. Lee, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Australia to conduct a cross-cultural study of meditation, yoga and other mindfulness practices.

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Scientists and providers at the annual meeting of the Florida Node Alliance.

Renewed NIH Grant Supports ‘Real-World’ Drug Treatment Clinical Trials

A new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will support innovative clinical trials involving drug treatment by the Florida Node Alliance, based at the Miller School of Medicine. Over the past 15 years, the University team has received more than $73 million in funding from NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, including a new five-year grant, which will provide more than $3 million in the coming year.

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Roderick K. King, M.D., M.P.H.

Public Health Professor Leading Collaborative Initiative to Address Violence in Liberty City

Supported by a BUILD Health Challenge grant, a team of health professionals and community leaders is launching a collaborative initiative to address the longstanding problem of violence and its impact on the overall health of Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood.

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From left, public health student Laurent Saint-Louis, Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and Chair of Public Health Sciences and Director of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Deborah Franqui, Ph.D., and Scott Brown, Ph.D., research assistant professor of public health sciences.

UM Architecture Students Showcase Healthy Community Designs at Pop-Up Demonstration

The Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences and the University of Miami School of Architecture hosted an interactive street fair and pop-up demonstration project on the medical campus on Friday, October 2. The event showcased dozens of design concepts on ways to improve connectivity on the medical campus and to highlight the importance and potential of the campus as a model of a healthy community.

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From left, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., Sebastian the Ibis, Ana Langer, M.D., Roderick K. King, M.D., M.P.H., and Erin N. Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Lancet Report on Women and Health Presented at the Miller School

On October 1, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences, hosted an event at the Lois Pope LIFE Center to discuss the findings of a new report on women and health, which was recently published in The Lancet. The report found that women’s contribution to health care constitutes nearly 5 percent of global GDP, $3 trillion, but nearly half is unpaid and unrecognized.

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