Latest NewsDean Henri Ford is Passionate about Leading the Miller School to its Fullest Potential
Henri R. Ford, M.D.
As he begins his adventure as dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Henri R. Ford, M.D., says he is extraordinarily excited and at the same time humbled by this great privilege.
He is ready to break down silos, build bridges between research areas, and promote connectivity that will lead to the medical advances of tomorrow. My vision is that were going to create an ecosystem here thats going to allow the convergence of clinical and basic science, and promote excellence in education for medical students and graduate students, as well as residents and fellows, said Ford, a pediatric surgeon who comes to Miami from Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern Californias Keck School of Medicine.
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Over the Memorial Day weekend, clinician-scientists from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Centers expanding state-funded Firefighter Cancer Initiative met with firefighters and paramedics at fire rescue departments throughout the greater Jacksonville area, and presented an overview of their research and cancer screening projects.
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Miguel Cobas, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, has been elected president of the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA), an organization dedicated to the education of anesthesiologists in the care of critically ill patients of all types. It fosters the knowledge and practice of critical care medicine by anesthesiologists through education, research, advocacy, and community service.
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Aaron Scharf traveled across the country recently to help honor the physician he says helped to change his life. Scharf, 24, who lives in Huntington Beach, Calif., says he was adamant about wanting to be on hand when Maria Abreu, M.D., the Martin Kaiser Chair in Gastroenterology at the Miller School of Medicine, received a prestigious honor from the South Florida chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
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In hopes of finding life-saving treatments and cures for pediatric illnesses, the Batchelor Foundation recently reaffirmed its commitment to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Foundation representatives presented endowed chairs to renowned faculty members Melvin Almodvar, M.D., Miguel Saps, M.D., and Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., during a May 17 ceremony.
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We know that exercise may help improve thinking skills. But how much exercise? And for how long? To find out, researchers led by Joyce Gomes-Osman, Ph.D., PT, assistant professor of clinical physical therapy and neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, reviewed all of the studies in which older adults were asked to exercise for at least four weeks and then take tests of thinking and memory skills.
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