The University of Miami officially launches its 2014 United Way campaign today, with the goals of raising more than $1 million for the United Way of Miami-Dade, increasing faculty and staff participation and, as the University has for nearly four decades, doing its part to improve the education, financial stability, and health of children and families.
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With an eye toward raising money and awareness to help provide the very best care for some of our area’s tiniest babies, Schatzi Kassal is once again rallying friends and colleagues to help support the mission she has pursued for 41 years. In 1973, Kassal and six of her closest friends founded Project: New Born, a nonprofit, philanthropic organization devoted to raising funds to help premature and high-risk infants.
The Miller School of Medicine, recognizing the need to educate a new generation of physicians in the growing complexities of medical care, has introduced the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program.
Public Health researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine published an article that was featured in the August issue of Cell Press’s Trends in Parasitology. The article, “Expanding Integrated Vector Management to Promote Healthy Environments,” outlines the importance of integrated vector management strategies to protect communities from pathogen transmission by arthropods — and their limitations.
Two faculty members from the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery have been elected to leadership roles in the Florida Neurosurgical Society. Ricardo J. Komotar, M.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery, and Eric Peterson, M.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery, have been selected as President and President-Elect, respectively, for the upcoming year.