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Miller School M.D./M.P.H. students Rammy Assaf, M.A., and Jennifer auf der Springe present the study findings at the AAP National Conference.

Hidden Population: Thousands of Youths Take on Caregiver Role

While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member. These “caregiving youth” are a hidden population who are at risk of school failure and poor health due to the chronic physical and emotional stress of their responsibilities at home, said Julia Belkowitz, M.D.

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From left, Gary Evoniuk, Ph.D., Cynthia Kuhn, Ph.D., Tiffany Field, Ph.D., and Katie Eimers, who accepted the award on behalf of her late grandfather, Saul Schanberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Neonatal Touch Therapy Pioneer Receives Golden Goose Award in Washington

A long-time Miller School of Medicine developmental psychologist, whose touch therapy program has transformed the health of hundreds of premature infants, was honored in Washington, D.C., for her holistic treatment approach that was enhanced by research with rats.

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U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Robert C. Hendel, M.D., pay tribute to the

Florida Cardiologists Meet with Lawmakers and Congressional Staff in Washington

Robert C. Hendel, M.D., professor of medicine, radiology and interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, was part of a delegation of Florida cardiologists who met with members of Congress and their staff in Washington, D.C.

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Kaitlin Young

Student Wins First Place for Fragile X Syndrome Presentation

Medical student Kaitlin Young recently won first place for her oral presentation on a novel way to diagnose patients with Fragile X Syndrome.

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Standing, from left, are Schatzi Kassal’s sons Michael and Bubba Kassal and brother Alan Rosenthal. Seated, from left, are Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., Schatzi Kassal, her granddaughter Danielle Blank, and daughter Bonnie Blank.

Project: New Born To Host Epicurean Fundraising Event

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.

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