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Patient Maria Elena Gonzalez receiving a special visit from Billy the Marlin at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Special Visitors Greet Sylvester Patients

Several unique visitors brought smiles and kisses to the faces of patients at Sylvester on Monday, February 16. A handful of Miami Marlins players, along with dogs from Canine Assistance Therapy, paid a joint visit to alex’s place, the pediatric oncology clinic at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and to adult patients in the Comprehensive Treatment Unit.

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From left, Jay S. Skyler, M.D., René Sacasas, J.D., and Mary E. Mckay, D.N.P.

Dr. Jay S. Skyler Among This Year’s Faculty Senate Award Honorees

The Faculty Senate voted at its January meeting to award its highest honors to three outstanding faculty members: Jay S. Skyler, M.D., René Sacasas, J.D., and Mary E. Mckay, D.N.P.

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From left, Lisa Gwynn, D.O., and Casey McGillicuddy.

Pediatric Mobile Clinic Expands Telemedicine Services with Grant

The University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic, which provides medical care to uninsured children in need, has been awarded a $105,000 grant from the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (FAFCC) via the Florida Department of Health. The grant will be used to hire additional staff, buy new technology and expand the clinic’s telemedicine offerings.

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From left, Emmanuelle Simonet, M.A., CCRP, Jacqueline Reyes, Administrative Assistant, Pulmonary Lab at UMHC, Shirin Shafazand, M.D., Marilyn Glassberg, M.D., Patricia Rebolledo, Research Assistant, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and Francisco Padron, RCP, RPFT, Pulmonary Lab at UMHC.

Miller School Selected for National Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has been selected as a member of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network and Patient Registry, a designation that will significantly enhance the clinical care provided to patients at UHealth – University of Miami Health System.

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Abdulla Damluji, M.D.

Researchers Find Association between Inflammatory States and Early Development of Atherosclerosis

A multidisciplinary group of Miller School of Medicine researchers has identified an important association between baseline inflammatory states in asymptomatic patients and early development of coronary artery disease. The results have been published in the Online First edition of Heart: British Medical Journal as “Association between Anti-Human Shock Protein-60 and Interleukin-2 (IL-2) with Coronary Artery Calcium Score.”

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