Department News : 2016 :

Barbara Ronda, M.H.S.A.

Barbara Ronda Named to Board of Directors of Health Foundation of South Florida

Barbara Ronda, M.H.S.A., Associate Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Health Foundation of South Florida. She joins three University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty members already on the board.

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John C. Beier, Sc.D.

University of Miami Collaborating on $10 Million Center to Address Zika and Other Diseases

Supported by a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University of Miami (UM) and three other Florida universities will collaborate on a newly formed research center focused on stopping diseases such as Zika before they spread farther into the United States.

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From left, Dawn Comstock, Ph.D., Jordan D. Stillman, and Zachary Kerr, Ph.D., of the APHA Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section.

M.D./M.P.H. Students Earn National Public Health Research Awards

Two University of Miami Miller School of Medicine M.D./M.P.H. students received national awards at the 2016 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition in Denver. Jordan D. Stillman, a second-year M.D./M.P.H. student, won the best Student Poster Presentation Award by the American Public Health Association (APHA) Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section.

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Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, Ph.D.

Miller School Researcher Co-Authors Statement about Hypertension’s Impact on Cognitive Function

Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, recently joined with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from 11 other institutions to produce a scientific statement for the American Heart Association about the impact of hypertension on cognitive function.

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