Department News : 2016 :

J. Sunil Rao, Ph.D.

A Breakthrough to Move Cancer Precision Medicine Forward

The terms “personalized medicine” and “precision medicine” are often used interchangeably; however, in the world of science, they’re not quite the same. Personalized medicine means developing a unique treatment plan for each patient. Precision medicine means developing treatment plans for groups of patients with similar conditions. Oncologists aspire to personalized medicine, but cancer is like snowflakes — each is different.

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Seated from left, Julio Frenk, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Ana Viamonte Ros, M.D., M.P.H., and Edward L. Hunter.

Film Screening, Panel Discussion Kick Off Public Health Certificate Program

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the de Beaumont Foundation recently launched the Building Expertise in Administration and Management (BEAM) Certificate Program that will train public health professionals in business fundamentals and skills.

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Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Dr. Seth J. Schwartz’s New Book Inspires Others to Face Their Fears

Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, wanted to help people deal with fundamental challenges, as he has dealt with a speech impediment for most of his life, so he decided to write a book. In Reaching for Resilience: Developing Empowerment through Adversity, Schwartz urges readers to “face your fear” and beat it.

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Department of Neurology Hosts 2016 Bugher Center of Excellence in Stroke Meeting

The Miller School of Medicine Department of Neurology’s American Stroke Association-Bugher Center of Excellence in Stroke Collaborative Research hosted the 2016 Annual Bugher Center of Excellence Meeting October 20 and 21. The event celebrated the center’s third year of funding from the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation.

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From left, Roderick King, M.D., M.P.H., Alberto Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H, and Steven G. Ullmann, Ph.D.

UM and de Beaumont Foundation Launch Business Certificate Program for Public Health Workforce

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, the University of Miami School of Business Administration, and the de Beaumont Foundation have announced the establishment of a unique certificate program aimed at training public health professionals in business fundamentals and skills.

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From left, Nadia Cheri Abouhana, Osamoje Imoohi and Marzhan Kumarovna Rakhimzhanova.

Public Health Sciences Students Broaden Their Horizons in Israel

Exposure to international field experiences is one reason why students enroll in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Three of its students recently returned to Miami after spending three months in Israel as Miami Israel Science and Health (MISH) Fellows.

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