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UM’s Global Institute/Project Medishare Receives $500,000 Grant from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
The Miller School's hospital in Haiti has some basic medical equipment, but is in need  of much more. 
The University of Miami Global Institute/Project Medishare has been awarded $500,000 from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to support its ongoing medical relief efforts for earthquake survivors in Haiti and to help meet the future needs of the Haitian people.

The Global Institute/Project Medishare will use the grant for medical equipment essential to the continued provision of urgent care to critically injured patients at the University of Miami's hospital in Haiti. The 240-bed tent hospital at the edge of the Port-au-Prince airport was spearheaded by Barth Green, M.D., professor and chair of neurological surgery, who led the first medical team to the devastated capital a day after the January 12 quake.

Dr. Nathalie McKenzie Delivers First Baby at the Miller School’s Hospital in Haiti
Nathalie McKenzie, M.D., (left) is all smiles after delivering the first baby at the University of Miami hospital in Haiti just 13 days after the devastating earthquake hit.
As a fellow in gynecologic oncology, Nathalie Dauphin McKenzie, M.D., doesn't deliver babies anymore, so it's a good bet that she - and everybody else at the Miller School's hospital in Haiti on McKenzie's last day of volunteering there - will never forget the newborn she helped bring into the world before returning to Miami.

Named Jefferson by his young parents, the healthy baby was the hospital's first birth and provided McKenzie and the rest of the hospital staff a joyous respite from the sadness and suffering that still reduce seasoned trauma surgeons to tears.

"After seeing so much misery, I was glad to be able to take part in something happy," said McKenzie, who was born in Haiti. "And I have to tell you, it wasn't just me. Everybody in the camp - the physicians, the surgeons, the nurses - all gathered for the event, before we kicked them out, just to see something happy."

Cochlear Implant Patient Wins NFL’s “Winning Moments” Essay Contest
From left, Miami Dolphins nose tackle Paul Soliai, fifth-grader Caroline Masia, and Miami Dolphins running back Kory Sheets.
Caroline Masia, a cochlear implant patient and a fifth-grader at Highland Oaks Elementary School in North Miami Beach, was named the grand prize winner of the NFL's "Winning Moments" essay contest. The contest, sponsored by the NFL Players Association as part of their "Stay Cool in School" Program, invited fifth-grade students to submit essays on the topic "My Winning Moment." The essays were judged by an independent panel of educators and local "Stay Cool in School" ambassador Greg Camarillo, wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins.

Speed Mentoring Event Pairs Post-Docs with Faculty Mentors
Maitreyi Das, Ph.D., post-doctoral associate, left, receives advice from Claudia Rodrigues, Ph.D., research assistant professor of molecular and cellular pharmacology.
On January 29, post-doctoral fellows at the Miller School had the opportunity to discuss their career development with faculty during a speed mentoring event sponsored by Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success (SEEDS), the Office of Research, and the Post-doctoral Programs Office. Post-doctoral fellows engaged in basic or translation science research met with faculty mentors for an intense, hour-long set of eight-minute one-on-one sessions in which they discussed topics related to their professional plans. Mary Lou King, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and member of the SEEDS steering committee, hosted the mentoring event.

Deadline for Genetics Course Approaching

The application deadline for the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics course on "Genetic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases" is February 15.

The four-day course will be held May 16 through 19, at the Miami Beach Resort. To apply online, visit http://www.mihg.org/weblog/education. For more information, send an e-mail to lacosta@med.miami.edu.

Velos Patient Management Course Now Available Online
The Office of Research Education and Training and the Office of Research Information Management have launched a new online course titled "Velos Patient Management." This course is recommended for new clinical coordinators, research nurses, study personnel who manage patients and anyone desiring a refresher course. The course has been divided into two modules. The online modules are self-paced and interactive and are available any time. Each module lasts 30 minutes.

Park Plaza Document Center Relocating on March 1

Effective March 1, the Park Plaza West Document Center will relocate to the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, room 2094-A. You may contact the document center at 305-243-6298 or CopyCenter.RMSB@umail.miami.edu with any questions or information on pickup and delivery services.

For additional information, please visit www.miami.edu/dss and click on the Business Document Centers section.

Extended Deadline for Bankhead Coley Career Development Grant in Head and Neck Cancer

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute are pleased to announce the support of one career development award in head and neck cancer in the amount of $30,000.

The program has been developed with two objectives for both clinical and basic science: train junior investigators to perform translational multidisciplinary head and neck cancer-related research and support senior investigators interested in changing career focus to head and neck cancer research.

Cut Down on Gas, Parking Expenses and Stress - Join a Van Pool

A van pool organized by Broward residents is looking for new riders. The van leaves from Pembroke Pines and goes to Jackson Memorial Hospital. If your schedule is from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., this may be the answer for you.

The van pool is operated by South Florida Commuter Services. For more information, please call Marie Jean at 305-585-6480.

For Your Benefit

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Seminar: “Relationship Dos and Don’ts”

MS150 Training at the Medical Wellness Center

Training Class: “Effort Certification Reporting”

CPR Training Available at the Medical Wellness Center

Aqua Training Demo at the Medical Wellness Center

Medical Wellness Seminar: “Detoxification: Why and How?”

Grand Rounds
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 7:30 a.m.
Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds: “Imaging of the Surgically Altered Breast”
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:30 p.m.
Radiology Grand Rounds: “Dual Energy CT: Principles and Clinical Applications”
Thursday, February 11, 2010 6:45 a.m.
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: “Resident Abstract Presentation Competition for GAARC”
Thursday, February 11, 2010 7 a.m.
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds: “Routine Patella Resurfacing in TKA: Is It Worth It?”
Thursday, February 11, 2010 7:29 a.m.
Surgical Grand Rounds: “Breast Reconstruction: 1999 to 2009”
Thursday, February 11, 2010 8 a.m.
Otolaryngology Grand Rounds: “Mandible Fractures”
Thursday, February 11, 2010 1 p.m.
Endocrinology Grand Rounds:
"From Benchside to Bedside Cycloset: A New Strategy for Glucose Control"
Friday, February 12, 2010 10:30 a.m.
Neurology Grand Rounds:
"The Interaction of Cerebrovascular and Alzheimer's Pathologies on Cognition"
Friday, February 12, 2010 12 p.m.
Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy presents:
"Driving Change Through Research: Improving Health Care Quality and Access"
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8 a.m.
Pediatric Grand Rounds: “Genetic Advances in Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome”
Thursday, February 18, 2010 7 a.m.
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds: “The Treatment of G III B Tibia Fracture with Sequential Circular Fixator
Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:30 a.m.
Surgical Grand Rounds:
"Biologic Bone Grafting Options for Alveolar Bone Reconstruction and Dental Implant Placement"
Friday, February 19, 2010 12 p.m.
Psychiatry Grand Rounds:
"Antipsychotic Treatment at Salient Junctures for Patients with Schizophrenia"
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 8 a.m.
Pediatric Grand Rounds: “Infectious Diseases in Internationally Adopted Children”
Thursday, February 25, 2010 6:45 a.m.
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: “Perioperative Genomics: Defining the Vulnerable Patient”
Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:30 a.m.
Surgical Grand Rounds: “Detection & Management of Early Stage Lung Cancer”
Thursday, March 4, 2010 6:45 a.m.
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: “Triple Low: An Ominous Predictor of Adverse Outcome”
Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:45 a.m.
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: “Quality Efforts in the Specialty of Anesthesia”
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9 a.m.
The Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar: "Inhibition of NADPH Oxidase Activation in Oligodendrocytes: A Novel Therapeutic Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury"
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 4 p.m.
Endocrinology Research Conference: "Molecular Regulation of RAGE: A Novel Target for Therapeutic Intervention in Inflammatory Disease"
Thursday, February 11, 2010 10 a.m.
Parkinson’s Symposium: “Ways to Enhance Your Quality of Life”
Thursday, February 11, 2010 12 p.m.
Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Seminar
Thursday, February 11, 2010 12 p.m.
Pathology Journal Club Meeting
Thursday, February 11, 2010 2 p.m.
John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics Seminar
Thursday, February 11, 2010 4 p.m.
Thyroid Clinical Case Conference: "Alternative Treatment Options in Graves' Disease for Patients with Acute Hepatitis"
Friday, February 12, 2010 12 p.m.
13th Annual Richard P. Bunge Memorial Lecture in Neuroscience
Friday, February 12, 2010 12 p.m.
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: “A Well Kept Secretome: The Polymorphic Membrane Protein Family of Chlamydia Trachomatis"
Sunday, February 14, 2010 10 a.m.
Walk for a Cure
Monday, February 15, 2010 12 p.m.
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: "Characterization of Recombinant Vesicular Stomatitis Virus as an Oncolytic Vector"
Monday, February 15, 2010 5:30 p.m.
Shop the Donald J. Pliner Spring 2010 Collection to Support the University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9 a.m.
Advanced InfoEd Proposal Development Hands-On Workshop
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12 p.m.
16th Annual Leon Schiff Medicine Grand Rounds: “Surgery in the Patient with Liver Disease: Estimating Risk and Predicting Outcomes"
Thursday, February 18, 2010 7 a.m.
Neurology Update and Stroke Intensive 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010 12 p.m.
UM President Donna E. Shalala Presents Keynote Address at the 36th Annual Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum
Thursday, February 18, 2010 12 p.m.
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar: Integrating BCR, TLR, and BAFF-R Signaling in B Lymphocyte Development and Activation"
Thursday, February 18, 2010 1 p.m.
Training Course: “Understanding the Proposal Transmittal and Other Pre-Award Forms”
Thursday, February 18, 2010 4 p.m.
Velos Patient Management Module
Friday, February 19, 2010 12 p.m.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar: "Basic Biochemical Hypotheses Derived from Studies of Human Galactosemia"
Friday, February 19, 2010 1 p.m.
Sylvester Distinguished Lecture: “Functions of the Proteasome: From Protein Degradation to Cancer Therapy"
Friday, February 19, 2010 1 p.m.
2009-2010 Neuroscience Center Seminar: "Genetic and Genomic Approaches for Studying Peripheral Nerve Development and Disease"
Saturday, February 20, 2010 7 a.m.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Presents Seventh Annual Angiogenesis Meeting
Monday, February 22, 2010 12 p.m.
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: “Characterization of NSG-Hu Mice”
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 4 p.m.
Genetics and Genomics Seminar: “Pseudoachondroplasia: Gene Discovery to Potential Therapies”
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12 p.m.
UM Healthy Steps Presentation: “Positive Attention = Positive Behavior: Tips for Parents of Young Children, Part 1"
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12 p.m.
Vascular Biology Institute Seminar: "The Role of Actin Dynamics and Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Diseases"
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 4 p.m.
Velos Administrative Module
Thursday, February 25, 2010 1:30 p.m.
Leaders from National Academies to Discuss Engineering Innovations in Health Care
Friday, February 26, 2010 8 a.m.
Cardiovascular Congress 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010 8:30 a.m.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to Host Cataract and Refractive Surgery Congress
Friday, February 26, 2010 11:30 a.m.