News : 2017 : October

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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