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Lee Kaplan, M.D., holder of the first Petra and Stephen A. Levin Endowed Chair for UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness, talks about some of the Institute’s initiatives.

$2 Million Gift Will Advance Research at UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute

November 19, 2014

From Pop Warner football players to the weekend warrior, just about everyone in South Florida can benefit from the computerized motion analyses, advanced concussion testing, and other sophisticated performance evaluations and therapies that are major components of the Miller School of Medicine’s UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute.

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From left, Michelle and Laura Falcone with their father, Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., Ralph Sacco, M.D., M.S., and Dylan Goldschmidt with his father, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., get the Miami-Dade Heart Walk off to a great start.

UHealth Sets the Pace at Miami-Dade Heart Walk

November 04, 2014

More than 300 walkers representing UHealth-University of Miami Health System joined the Miami-Dade Heart Walk Saturday, November 1, at Bayfront Park. Raising nearly $13,000 to help fund research and education sponsored by the American Heart Association, UHealth placed third among all of the companies participating in the event. A total of $366,000 was raised.

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Sandra V. Chaparro, M.D., holds the CardioMEMS device.

UHealth Becomes First in Southeast U.S. to Use New Heart Failure Monitoring System

October 21, 2014

Cardiovascular physicians at UHealth – University of Miami Health System are the first in the Southeast U.S. to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System has been shown to reduce hospital admissions by more than one-third when used by physicians to manage heart failure. It was implanted at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth.

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From left are Sydney Sussman, Elaine Sussman, Donna E. Shalala, Alan W. Heldman, M.D., and Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Elaine and Sydney Sussman Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology Presented to Alan W. Heldman

October 21, 2014

Before a packed auditorium full of family, friends, and University and Miller School of Medicine leadership, longtime philanthropists Sydney and Elaine Sussman made their latest gift in the hopes of improving care for cardiovascular patients for generations to come. The Sussmans presented the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology to Alan W. Heldman, M.D. during an October 7 ceremony.

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From left, Jean Jose, D.O., Lee Kaplan, M.D., and Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D.

Miller/UHealth Team Defines New Surgical Technique for Removing Neuromas

August 05, 2014

A collaborative report encompassing three Miller School and UHealth departments highlights a new technique for surgically accessing sensory nerves and neuromas. Published online ahead of print in the journal Neurosurgery, the report is the first to illustrate the use of pre-operative ultrasound combined with specialized needle placement to localize the infrapatellar branches of the saphenous nerve.

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Robert C. Hendel, M.D., interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., Chair of Neurology, Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., and Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., make the

American Heart Association Heart Walk Launch Draws Energetic Crowd

July 25, 2014

Dozens of energetic UM employees crowded the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center on July 24 for the Miller School’s kickoff to the American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart Walk. Members of the School’s senior leadership, a representative from the AHA and even Sebastian the Ibis were on hand to encourage employees to form or join teams to participate in the Heart Walk, which is sponsored by UHealth.

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Carl E. Orringer, M.D.

New Faculty Cardiologist to Lead Novel Preventive Cardiovascular Program

June 10, 2014

For Carl E. Orringer, M.D., the newest faculty member in the Cardiovascular Division, the move from Cleveland to Miami is a homecoming. Orringer is a triple ’Cane, with a B.A. in chemistry (1970), an M.D. (1974) and a residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital (1977). Thirty-seven years later, he’s back, bringing with him a high-profile cardiovascular disease-prevention program that he developed.

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Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., stands outside the east gate of the White House before attending the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit.

Miami Project Researcher Attends White House Concussion Conference

June 06, 2014

Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., research professor of neurological surgery, Director of the UHealth Sports Medicine Concussion Program and of several programs at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, attended the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit on May 29. Joining her were young athletes, coaches, parents, NFL players, military representatives and other stakeholders.

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Honored at the Health Care Heroes award luncheon, from left, Bernard J. Fogel, M.D.; Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D.; Carlos A. Migoya; and Robert J. Myerburg, M.D.

Dean Emeritus Bernard J. Fogel, M.D., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

May 21, 2014

An audience of more than 500 healthcare and business leaders cheered as Miller School Dean Emeritus Bernard J. Fogel, M.D., received the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Heroes Awards Luncheon, held on May 20 in Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom. In addition, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., won the Health Care Hero Award in the Bio-Medical category.

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Tissue culture shows mesenchymal stem cells, in green, interacting with cardiac stem cells, in red/orange, through gap junctions, displayed as white dots.

UM Leads in the Field of Regenerative Medicine: Moving from Treatments to Cures

May 08, 2014

Driven by a commitment to move from treatments to cures, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is a leader in the field of regenerative medicine. Researchers and clinicians are collaborating in a wide range of disciplines to develop new strategies that use the body’s own cells to fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic problems, as well as repair damaged nerve fibers.

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David Zambrana, D.N.P., M.B.A., RN

Dr. David Zambrana Named CEO of UMH

May 06, 2014

David Zambrana, D.N.P., M.B.A., RN, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the University of Miami Hospital. Zambrana, who was previously the hospital’s chief operating officer, has served as interim CEO since January. He joined the University of Miami Hospital (UMH) as chief nursing officer in 2008.

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UM Trustee Paul J. DiMare celebrates the unveiling of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System at University of Miami Hospital, with Dipen Parekh, M.D., patient Keith McKerrow, and his business associate and partner, Donald Rabideau.

UHealth is the First Academic Medical Center to Use New da Vinci Surgical System

May 01, 2014

Building on its growing reputation as a leader in the use of breakthrough technology, UHealth – University of Miami Health System has become the first academic medical center in the world to use the new da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. The procedure, a prostatectomy, was performed by Dipen Parekh, M.D., at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth.

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The UHealth Sports Medicine team provided first aid support.

UHealth Sports Medicine Sets Pace at 2014 Corporate Run/Walk

April 29, 2014

More than 1,000 UM faculty, staff, alumni and guests participated in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run/Walk on April 24. UHealth Sports Medicine was the official first aid provider for the event. Medical personnel from University of Miami Hospital manned the first aid tent to ensure that the more than 25,000 runners received prompt medical attention for any blisters, scrapes or bruises.

Chief Nursing Officers, from left, are Elizabeth Smith, D.N.P., R.N., JoAnn Trybulski, Ph.D., ANP-BC, DPNAP, and Joanne Martin, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A.

UHealth Chief Nursing Officers Host First Nursing Leadership Retreat

January 14, 2014

Nursing leaders Joanne Martin, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., Chief Nursing Officer at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Elizabeth Smith, D.N.P., R.N., Chief Nursing Officer at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and JoAnn Trybulski, Ph.D., ANP-BC, DPNAP, Chief Nursing Officer at University of Miami Hospital, hosted the inaugural Nursing Leadership Retreat to strengthen partnerships among faculty and staff.

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