News : 2017

Student Spotlight: Stephanie Ioannou

The 25-year old University of Miami Miller School of Medicine student, who also did her undergraduate studies at UM, was raised in South Florida and has a passion for helping underserved communities.

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Richard Alan Smith, M.D. ’65 and Treating ALS

Richard Alan Smith, M.D. ’65 is a renowned neurologist who played a crucial role in in discovering one of the most promising therapeutic means of treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. He is the Director of the Center for Neurologic Study in La Jolla, California, where he is continuing to pursue drug discovery and the development of treatments for incurable neurodegenerative diseases.

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Alumni help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Michael Hughes, M.D., a fifth-year orthopaedic surgical resident, spent Hurricane Irma working a weekend-long emergency shift, hunkered down at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he treated broken bones and tended to the victims of the massive storm.

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Catching up with Dean Emerita Janet Canterbury, Ph.D.

Since her retirement more than a decade ago, Janet Canterbury, Ph.D., has traveled, tried her hand as an author, enjoyed her children and grandchildren, and continued her work as a dedicated women’s rights activist.

“It is the great passion of my life, it really is,” said Canterbury. “Equality for women, and advocating for all people.”

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UM Medical Alumni Association’s “Stethoscopes for Students” Program Welcomed by Medical Students

Only minutes into their formal medical school education, the Miller School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 were presented with perhaps the most recognized symbol of the medical profession.

The students were handed brand new stethoscopes, donated by alumni and faculty as a way of welcoming them to the Miller School.

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Annual Luncheon Brings Donors and Scholars Together

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Dr. Sanders tours the Miller Medical campus with fourth year med student, David Faber.

George L. Sanders, M.D. ’69, honored as a UTrailblazer

When George L. Sanders, M.D. ’69, came to South Florida to study at the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1965, the shadow of racism was never far away. The school’s only African-American student at the time, he was refused admittance to most of the medical societies, and he was once barred from entering an apartment complex where his classmates had arranged a study session.

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Patrick Staropoli, M.D. Candidate, Class of 2017

Student Spotlight - Patrick Staropoli, M.D. Candidate, Class of 2017

The 27-year old Miller School of Medicine student, who earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard, is on the fast track toward a medical degree and a career as a professional race car driver. Read more about how he is finding success in both areas

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