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R. Rodney Howell, M.D.

Dr. R. Rodney Howell Receives New Advocacy Award from Genetics Society

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named R. Rodney Howell, M.D., Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Chairman Emeritus of Pediatrics and Member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, as the first recipient of its new annual Advocacy Award.

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First-year M.D./M.P.H. student Samuel R. Huntley, left, with Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., C.P.H.

M.D./M.P.H. Student Awarded NIOSH Grant to Study Osteoarthritis in Hispanic Construction Workers

Samuel R. Huntley, a first-year M.D./M.P.H. student at the Miller School of Medicine, was awarded a Pilot/Small Project Grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for his proposal titled, “DOLORES – Determinants of Osteoarthritis Linked to Occupational Radiography: Epidemiologic Surveillance.”

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From left, Children's Trust Board Chair Laurie Weiss Nuell, Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., and Children's Trust President and CEO Charles Auslande.

Dr. Eduardo Bancalari Receives ‘Champion for Children’ Award from The Children’s Trust

Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., an internationally renowned neonatologist, received the David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award from The Children’s Trust at the organization’s annual awards luncheon on June 12. Bancalari, Director of the Division of Neonatology at the Miller School of Medicine and Chief of Newborn Service at Jackson Memorial Hospital, received the award for his contributions over a 50-year medical career.

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From left, medical students Matthew Stark, Shelly Birch, Simone Caccamo, Bryan Perez and Adam Aldahan.

Medical Education Holds 20th Annual Clinical Skills Exercises for Third-Year Students

The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed all 189 third-year Miller School students from both the Miami and regional medical campuses June 6-7 for the 20th annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of students. More than 100 faculty members served as evaluators for the annual assessment.

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Holtz Children’s Hospital is one of the best in America.

UM/Jackson’s Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among the Nation’s Top Children’s Hospitals

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to the 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, published online today by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of the 10 pediatric specialties.

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