News : 2016 : April

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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