News : 2014

A Special Recognition and Accomplishment

Please join me in congratulating Ramiro Verdun, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and an Investigator in the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Miami VA Healthcare System, for his selection to the Advisory Panel for the newly conceived Aging Research Institute in Mexico City.

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A Special Message from the Chairman

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce that Robert C. Hendel, MD., Professor of Medicine, Radiology and Interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, has been nominated by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) to present at the 2015 Mario Verani Memorial.

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Miami VA Enrolls 10000 Veterans in Gene Research Program

For three years, the Miami VA Healthcare System has recruited volunteers for a national project to build a genetic database to help research how genes affect health and develop new treatments for both veterans and non-veterans

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Chairman Announces New Associate Vice Chair

I am pleased to announce that Maritza Suarez, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, has been named Associate Vice Chair for Quality for the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami.

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Study: Predictors of Short-Term Diabetes Remission After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

The high failure rate of medical treatment, along with the rising prevalence and life-threatening complications from both obesity and diabetes, has led to the wide use of bariatric surgery.

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MPPDA Member Spotlight Toni Essallenne

This month’s MPPDA Member Spotlight features Toni Essallenne, MD, PhD . Toni has been an Associate Program Director and Global Health Track director at the Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Med-Peds Program since 2011.

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Chairman Congratulates Faculty on New Grant Awards....

  • Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH., Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, is the recipient of an NIH Non-competing HRSA Award, entitled, “Faculty Development in Primary Care”

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Chairman Announces New VCA

I am pleased to announce that Anna Carol Herman-Giddens, will be joining the Department of Medicine as Vice Chair for Administration effective October 6, 2014. Anna Carol was selected from a pool of highly qualified internal and external candidates and I am delighted that she will be joining us.

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New Vice Chairs Announced

We are pleased to announce the appointments of several Vice Chairs for the Department of Medicine.

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