News : 2012

Alumni Association Accepting Award Nominations

Do you know an outstanding individual? The University of Miami Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for this year’s Alumni Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center, Multipurpose Room.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, and Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., right, hold the oversized check presented by Lewis Ress, center.

Alzheimer’s Research at the Miller School Gets $400,000 Boost

The Department of Neurology has received a $400,000 boost for Alzheimer’s research, thanks to the Barbara M. diTullio and Martin A. Fleischman Alzheimer’s Research Endowed Fund.

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Alex J. Mechaber, M.D.

Alex Mechaber, M.D., Named to National Committee for Student Medical Licensing Exam

Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, has been appointed to serve as a member of the prestigious Step 1 Committee of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), a three-step exam for medical licensure in the U.S.

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From front, Yaima Alonso, Kelvin Allenson, Nicole Akar-Ghibril, Benjamin Addicott, Jennifer Chen, Johnathan Castano and Andrew Camp, lead the class of 2012 into the BankUnited Center.

Class of 2012 Graduates Eager for New Responsibilities

With an abundance of enthusiasm and several reminders of their new responsibilities, the Miller School of Medicine’s Class of 2012 accepted their doctor of medicine degrees and contemplated their futures as they exited the BankUnited Center on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus on May 12.

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Marissa Orenstein, AMWA president-elect

Miller School Student Elected Student President-Elect of American Medical Women’s Association

Second-year student Marissa Orenstein is the new student president-elect on the national board of the American Medical Women’s Association. Elected to the post by her medical student peers at AMWA’s 97th Annual Meeting in Miami last month, she is slated to become student president of the organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health at its 2013 annual meeting.

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John K. Robinson Fund grant recipient Aron Nusbaum, center, is flanked by his parents, Bernard Nusbaum, M.D. ’79,  and Lynn Nusbaum, M.D. ’82, who were both students of Robinson.

Alumni Weekend 2012 Celebrates Miller School’s Past, Present and Future

Medical alumni from around the country converged on the Miller School campus and the famous Biltmore Hotel—original home of the University of Miami’s School of Medicine—on February 10-12 to take part in Medical Alumni Weekend 2012. The event, which celebrated the Miller School’s past, present, and future, drew a record-breaking 1,500 medical alumni, students, friends, and family members.

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Hilit Mechaber, M.D., associate dean for student services, pins first-year student Kevin Hu while Sanja Galeb awaits her turn.

Class of 2015 Celebrates First Year at Pinning Ceremony

Freshmen at the Miller School were officilly welcomed into the profession of medicine at the 12th Annual John G. Clarkson Freshman Pinning Ceremony, which included a keynote address by the ceremony’s namesake.

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