Department News : 2016 :

From left, Steven D. Nimer, M.D., Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Silvana Luciani, M.H.Sc., Advisor, Pan American Health Organization, Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., Director, Miami Institute for the Americas and Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Julio Frenk, President, University of Miami, and Erin N. Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity at Sylvester.

Conference Forges Alliances to Fight Women’s Cancers in English-Speaking Caribbean Countries

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Miami Institute for the Americas at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences joined with the Pan American Health Organization to hold a two-day “Forum on Women’s Cancer in the English Caribbean” on UM’s Coral Gables campus May 11-12.

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Tae Kyoung Lee, Ph.D.

New Book Aids Public Health Researchers with Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Studies

Tae Kyoung Lee, Ph.D., a senior research associate in the Department of Public Health Sciences, working with three co-authors from other institutions, has published an advanced mathematics book – Higher-Order Growth Curves and Mixture Modeling with Mplus: A Practical Guide – that will assist researchers with statistical analysis of longitudinal studies.

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WayWay M. Hlaing, Ph.D., left, with Guillermo J. Prado, Ph.D.

Graduate School Recognizes Faculty, Staff and Students

The Graduate School recognized its top graduate students and faculty at the 2015-2016 Graduate Awards Ceremony on April 15. Three of those taking top honors were from the Miller School of Medicine. The awards were presented by Guillermo J. Prado, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences, who became Dean of the Graduate School on February 1.

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

Years of Effort by Miller School Students Pay Off as Florida Governor Signs Needle-Exchange Law

More than five years of research, letter-writing, meetings, lobbying and other activities finally paid off this spring, when Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the Miami-Dade Infectious Disease Elimination Act (IDEA), the fourth version of a bill authorizing a pilot needle-exchange program for Miami-Dade County, into law.

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Members of the Public Health Student Association gather for the inaugural Public Health Awareness Night at Marlins Park.

Public Health Student Association Holds Inaugural Awareness Night at Marlins Park

Protecting the health of a community is no small task, but it is the primary mission of the University of Miami’s Public Health Student Association. As the flagship student group dedicated to developing the future cadre of public health professionals, PHSA members partnered with the Miami Marlins on April 20 to host the inaugural Public Health Awareness Night at Marlins Park, raising more than $3,000.

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