July 13, 2010 | Tuesday 
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Debbie School Gets Dream Playground
The Debbie School was a beehive of activity Saturday as 250-plus volunteers installed the kind of modern playground staff and students have been dreaming about for decades.

Here's how to fulfill a dream: Take a mountain of mulch, a pile of sand, a few tons of concrete, 15 wheelbarrows, an army of enthusiastic volunteers, a blueprint designed by students, and a unique organization dedicated to bringing play to every child in America. Mix everything together on a sweltering July Saturday. Add some upbeat music, a lot of smiles and enough sweat to fill a pool, and voila!

UChart Goes Campus Wide Today

UChart, the electronic medical records system transforming UHealth - the University of Miami Health System, is unveiling phase II of its rollout today. When nearly every clinic on the Miller School campus opens its doors, patients will be given an opportunity to sign up for MyUHealthChart.com, the online patient portal, to access portions of their medical records.

A Boost for ADE

Back row from left, Keith Fletcher, director of the University of Miami William R. Butler Center for Service & Leadership; Sean Shea, M.D., ADE board member; Manuel Alonso-Poch, ADE board president; William Perry, ADE board member; David Karsh, senior staff director of communications & media relations for Commissioner Marc Sarnoff; Juan Carlos Del Valle, University of Miami director of government affairs; and Mike Llorente, chief of staff for Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez.

Front row, State Representative Julio Robaina; Helena Del Monte, ADE executive director/CEO; and Misty Brown, chief of staff for Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson.

Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, a privately held real estate investment and development company, and the Urban Research Park CDE, LLC, presented the Association for the Development of the Exceptional (ADE) with a $100,000 donation on July 7.

The Miller School Adopts Groundbreaking Patient Safety Training for Third-Year Students

From left, third-year students Marcella Coutts, Christine Cordova, Karen Cherian, David Cohen and Emerson Chen work on a puzzle to build leadership, communication and teamwork skills during the patient safety immersion course.

Blazing a new trail in medical education, third-year students participated in the Miller School's first dedicated patient safety immersion course before assuming their clinical duties last month.

The inaugural week-long course, which began June 14 at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital Center for Patient Safety, engaged 150 medical students in simulation exercises designed to teach patient safety skills, such as teamwork, communication, professionalism, and hand hygiene.

Miller School Transplant Surgeon Awarded Prestigious Honorary Degree

Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., (left) receives his honorary degree from The American College of Greece President David G. Horner.

Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and director of the Liver/GI Transplant Program at the Miller School of Medicine, received a Doctor of Science honoris causa from The American College of Greece during commencement on June 26 in Athens. Each year the institution selects honorary degree recipients who have contributed significantly to their field of expertise.

Grand Rounds
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 12 p.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: “Masquerade: The Many Faces of SLE”
Thursday, July 15, 2010 6:45 a.m.
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: “Quantros/Risk Management”
Thursday, July 15, 2010 7 a.m.
Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: “Normal and Abnormal Development of the Spine”
Thursday, July 15, 2010 8 a.m.
Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: “Neuropathology”
Thursday, July 22, 2010 6:45 a.m.
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: “The Delicate Nature of Learning from Error: A New Format for M&M’s”
Thursday, July 22, 2010 7 a.m.
Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: “Management of Pott’s Disease in Adults and Children”
Thursday, July 22, 2010 8 a.m.
Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds:
"Cardiometabolic Disease After SCI: Best-Practice Approaches to Effective Management of Impairment"
Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:45 a.m.
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: “Effective and Safe Blood Substitutes: An Attainable Reality or a Lost
Thursday, July 15, 2010 11 a.m.
Center for Computational Science Seminar: “Targeting the Mycobacterial ATPome”
Thursday, July 15, 2010 5:30 p.m.
Ophthalmology Seminar: “Frontiers in the Management of Conjunctival Tumors in Children and Adults”
Friday, July 16, 2010 1 p.m.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar: “The Role of E6-AP in the Transactivation of the Estrogen Receptor"
Thursday, July 22, 2010 9 a.m.
Breast Cancer Mini-Conference: “Life After Diagnosis: Taking Control Through Knowledge”
Thursday, July 22, 2010 10 a.m.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar: “Breast Cancer Brain Metastases and the Role of Their Microenvironment"
Saturday, July 31, 2010 9 a.m.
Spanish Immersion Program
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 10 a.m.
Look Good ... Feel Better
Monday, September 20, 2010 8 a.m.
Register Now! Foundations of Translational Research Bootcamp
Monday, September 27, 2010 5:30 p.m.
Save the Date! 25th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner
Thursday, October 14, 2010 7 a.m.
Save the Date! Annual Masters in Repair of Structural Heart Disease 2010 Conference
Funding and Research
Coulter Center’s Biological Modifiers Core Offers Novel Methods to Generate Monoclonal Antibodies
Subject Enrollment Policy Reminder: For Clinical Researchers and Study Teams
Stay Connected: Subscribe to the Research Listservs
New JHS CTO and CRIS Forms
Stimulus Funding Information
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