News : 2016

Sue Miller.

Susan Miller, Matriarch of the Miller Family, Passes Away

Susan “Sue” Miller, the matriarch of a family whose business and philanthropic enterprise has left an indelible mark on South Florida and, in particular, improved medical care, student life, and the study of Judaism at the University of Miami, died Thursday after a battle with cancer. She was 81.

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Dr. Sheldon 'Shelly' Zane

On behalf of the Medical Alumni Association (MAA), we offer our deepest condolences to the family of Sheldon Zane, M.D. ’59. A member of the fourth graduating class at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Zane passed away on Friday, August 26th after succumbing to an acute respiratory illness while on vacation in Iceland. He was 82 years old.

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Stethoscopes for Students” Program Welcomes Medical Students for a Second Year

Thanks to donations from our alumni and faculty, the Miller School’s Class of 2020 was surprised with a gift of one of the most enduring symbols of the medical profession. The “Stethoscopes for Students” program, run by the UM Medical Alumni Association (MAA), provided stethoscopes to all 196 incoming students as a way of welcoming them to the medical school.

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The Lennar Foundation Medical Center Set to open in December

The medical center will feature cancer care from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center physician-scientists, ophthalmologic care from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute physicians, and multidisciplinary care from a variety of UHealth specialties, including men’s and women’s health, diabetes, neurology, and the UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute. It will offer easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians for surrounding communities as well as UM students, faculty and staff.

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Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Martinez, M.D. ’07

Medical alumna Lisa Martinez, M.D. ’07, is an assistant professor of clinical medicine and program director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at Holy Cross Hospital Internal Medicine Program. After completing her medical degree at the Miller School, she did a residency at the University of Virginia before returning to UM as a physician and an educator.

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Miller School of Medicine, Schoninger Research Quadrangle

Miller School of Medicine Has Record-Breaking Fundraising Year

Continuing an upward trend, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reached a record-breaking fundraising total for the fiscal year 2016. According to standards set by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Miller School raised an unprecedented $159.8 million for the fiscal year, which ended May 31.

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Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the Miller School of Medicine Center for Medical Education

The University of Miami and Miller School of Medicine recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Miller School of Medicine Center for Medical Education.

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Medical Students Scholars Have a Chance to Thank Donors at Annual Luncheon

The annual Medical Education Donors and Scholars Luncheon was held March 5 on the Schoninger Research Quadrangle to bring together grateful students with alumni and major donors of Miller School scholarships.

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Alumni Reception and Reunion Banquet Highlight Medical Alumni Weekend

Miller School alumni from around the country had the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce March 5 at the annual Alumni Reception and Reunion Banquet, the crowning event of one of the Miller School’s most eagerly anticipated weekends.

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Catching up with: Devi Lalita Sridhar, B.S. ’03, M.A. ’05, M.Phil. ’05, Ph.D. ’07

Devi Sridhar is a professor and Chair in Global Public Health at University of Edinburgh Medical School. She recently co-authored a book with Chelsea Clinton, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, which will be out this summer. Two years ago, the pair published a review on overseeing global health in the International Monetary Fund’s Finance and Development magazine. She is also a long-time collaborator with UM President Julio Frenk.

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Student Spotlight – Curtis Chen, M.D. Candidate 2019

Curtis Chen, M.D. Candidate 2019, is a first-year student at the Miller School of Medicine. In addition to his course work, he is committed to volunteering and community service. Curtis is also a part of the first Miller School class to receive an engraved stethoscope, donated by alumni and faculty, at the medical school orientation. Learn more about Curtis in this month’s Student Spotlight.

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Alumni Spotlight: Amar R. Deshpande, M.D. ’02

Medical alumnus Amar R. Deshpande, M.D. ’02, is Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Competency Assessment; an associate professor of medicine; and Vice Chief of Education in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He completed his medical degree at the Miller School and then stayed at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he joined the faculty ranks.

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Miller School students and school leadership at the Medical Education Donors and Scholars Luncheon.

Annual Luncheon Brings Donors and Scholars Together

Rupa Prasad knew she wanted to attend the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, but it was a critical financial component that ultimately helped her make it happen. Prasad, who is graduating in May with the Class of 2016, spoke at the Medical Education Donors and Scholars Luncheon, which was held March 5 to bring together grateful students with alumni and major donors of Miller School scholarships.

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From left, Alberto A. Mitrani, M.D.’84, Lori Laffel, M.D. ’80, M.P.H., Maria Victoria Egusquiza, M.D. ’87, and Laurence B. Gardner, M.D.

Alumni Reception and Reunion Banquet Highlight Medical Alumni Weekend

Miller School alumni from around the country had the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce March 5 at the annual Alumni Reception and Reunion Banquet, the crowning event of one of the Miller School’s most eagerly anticipated weekends. Medical Alumni Weekend is a yearly celebration that brings former classmates back to campus to celebrate the Miller School through activities, traditions, and continuing education courses.

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