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Dr. Jose and Hortensia Berrocal, right, celebrate the dedication of the Jose Berrocal Auditorium with their daughters Maria Berrocal, M.D., in blue, and Nina Berrocal, M.D., back row, and their grandchildren.

Bascom Palmer Dedicates Auditorium to Jose Berrocal, M.D.

December 27, 2011

Surprising their husband and father, Hortensia Berrocal and her daughters Nina Berrocal, M.D., associate professor of clinical ophthalmology, and Maria Berrocal, M.D., joined faculty and staff at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute this month to dedicate the newly renovated Jose Berrocal Auditorium in honor of the very first fellow to train under the Institute’s founder.

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Surrounding division Chair Antonio Bianco, M.D., Ph.D., seated, are from left, Brian Kim, M.D., Sanford Baim, M.D., and Gianluca Iacobellis, M.D., Ph.D.

Expertise Sets Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Apart

December 08, 2011

To be recognized among the best academic health systems nationwide requires excellence in education, research and patient care. So it was no surprise when Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., took the helm of the Miller School in 2004, the highly regarded cardiologist began to search for distinctive faculty who could offer the kind of advanced care that would attract patients across the region, the country and the world.

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Surrounded by Miller School and Miami Dolphins leaders and supporters, Jayne S. Malfitano, UM President Donna E. Shalala and Jorge Perez, UM Trustee and Miami Dolphins Vice Chairman, hold an oversized copy of the $1,070,000 check for cancer research at Sylvester.

Dolphins Cycling Challenge Raises Over $1 Million for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

December 06, 2011

The second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge fulfilled its mission of doubling the first year’s fundraising goal. At Sunday’s Dolphins game, the Miami Dolphins Foundation presented a check for $1,070,000 from the Dolphins Cycling Challenge to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The amount is one of the largest gifts ever to Sylvester from a single event.

Read more about the Dolphins Cycling Challenge »

Lisa Metsch, Ph.D.

Lisa Metsch, Ph.D., Enhances HIV/AIDS Care Through Research

December 06, 2011

When Lisa Metsch, a newly minted Ph.D. in sociology, joined the Miller School faculty in 1994 to evaluate HIV prevention strategies for drug users, she noticed something both troubling and transformative: The study groups assembled to test HIV interventions included people at risk for what was then a fatal disease as well as people already living with the virus.

Read more about Dr. Metsch »

From left, Eduardo de Marchena, M.D., patient Mark Frye, and Si Pham, M.D., share a laugh at the news conference celebrating UM/Jackson's heart transplant program.

UM/Jackson’s First Heart Transplant Patient Celebrates 25 Years of Success

December 02, 2011

Back in 1986, Homestead resident Mark Frye discovered quite by accident that he had, at best, a year to live, so he thrust himself into the role of medical pioneer. Just 26 at the time, his heart was so enlarged he needed a new one, and he chose an untested but well-prepared team at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital to perform South Florida’s first heart transplant.

View a photo gallery of the 25-year celebration »

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