April 13, 2010 | Tuesday 
Grand Rounds
 For Your Benefit 
Human Subjects
Participants at the 18th Annual UM/Bioethics Network Conference Discuss Ethical Challenges
Top, Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D., director of the Florida Bioethics Network, opens UM's 18th annual bioethics conference on Miami Beach. Bottom, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., discusses the role of human rights in medical education at the conference.

Imagine an influenza pandemic sweeps across Florida, and hospitals are swamped with too many patients in desperate need of too few ventilators. How will they decide who gets one?

More than 300 doctors, nurses, social workers, lawyers, clergy and others from across the state grappled with that and other weighty questions at the 18th annual University of Miami/Florida Bioethics Network Spring Conference, "Florida Ethics: Debates, Decisions, Solutions."

"If there's an emergency and people start showing up by the thousands at hospitals it will be an extraordinary challenge,'' said Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D., professor of medicine and philosophy, founder and director of the University of Miami Bioethics Program and director of the Florida Bioethics Network. "Emergency preparation and response raise thorny challenges for both ethics and science."

William G. Harmon, M.D.
New Director Named for Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Holtz Children’s Hospital

William G. Harmon, M.D., has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology of The Children's Heart Center at Holtz Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at the Miller School.

Dr. Harmon joined the medical school faculty and the Holtz Children's Hospital staff in September 2008 when he was recruited to become the director of pediatric cardiac critical care in the Divisions of Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine, and an associate professor of clinical pediatrics. During that time he also has been a staff cardiologist with an active outpatient pediatric cardiology practice.

Statue Honoring Harcourt M. Sylvester Jr. Unveiled at Gala Reception

From left, front row, W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., Jayne S. Malfitano and Laura Cameron with the Harcourt M. Sylvester Jr. statue. Back row, Bernard Fogel, M.D., Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D., and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center wrote another chapter in its history Thursday, April 8, unveiling a bronze statue of its benefactor, the late Harcourt M. Sylvester Jr. A crowd of more than seventy people - including Sylvester's daughters, Jayne Malfitano and Laura Cameron - gathered in the courtyard just outside the cancer center for the event.

Joan Scheiner, chairman of the Sylvester Board of Governors, began the presentation with a surprise announcement. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and City Commissioner Willy Gort declared April 8, 2010 Harcourt M. Sylvester Jr. Statue Dedication Day.

It seemed a fitting tribute for a man who was described by all who spoke as "humble," "dignified," "visionary" and "generous." Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., senior vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Miller School, talked about how Sylvester "had the ability to see the world as it should be."


Annual Performance Evaluations

All employees must receive their annual performance evaluations by Friday, April 30. Supervisors must also submit completed evaluations to their departmental human resource representative no later than the April 30 deadline.

All performance evaluation overall ratings must be entered into DHRS by the departmental HR reps by Monday, May 3.

Is Your Department Equipped with a Life-Saving Automatic External Defibrillator?

The Automatic External Defibrillator/Public Access to Defibrillation (AED/PAD) Program at the Miller School is requesting your help in compiling information that will help save lives. If your department is equipped with an AED, please send an e-mail to Angel Brotons at abrotons@miami.edu indicating where the AED is located and the name and contact information of the person who manages the department. This information is crucial in the event of an emergency.

If you have any questions, please call 305-243-6491.

Deadline Extended for 2010 American Cancer Society Institutional Grants

The deadline to apply for American Cancer Society institutional grants has been extended to Thursday, May 27. The American Cancer Society is providing funds for meritorious cancer research that cannot be readily supported through other funding mechanisms. The primary purpose of the ACS grant is to provide seed funds for the initiation of promising new projects or novel ideas by junior faculty members.

For Your Benefit

Research Compliance Educational Series

2010 Census is Here: Beware of Census Scams

Bascom Palmer 20/20 Vision Club Eyewear Benefits Reminder

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Seminar: “Miami-Dade County Consumer Services Department: Things You Need and Want to Know"

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Seminar: “Property Tax Collection: The Latest Developments”

Grand Rounds
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 12 p.m.
Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: “Professionalism in Medicine”
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 7:30 a.m.
Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds: “Flexor Tendon Surgery: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Now?”
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 11:45 a.m.
Dermatology Grand Rounds: “Molecular Basis of Wound Infection”
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 12 p.m.
Epidemiology and Public Health Grand Rounds: “Examining Heterogeneity in Growth Trajectories
in Observational and Experimental Studies of Depression and Aggression"
Thursday, April 15, 2010 7 a.m.
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds: “Diagnosis and Treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries”
Thursday, April 15, 2010 7 a.m.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds: “Sleep Deprivation”
Thursday, April 15, 2010 7:30 a.m.
Surgical Grand Rounds: “Update on Patient Safety in the Department of Surgery”
Thursday, April 15, 2010 8 a.m.
Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: “Neuropathology”
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8 a.m.
Pediatric Grand Rounds: “Over Nutrition in Teens: Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome”
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12 p.m.
Infectious Diseases and D-CFAR Grand Rounds: “Is Early Treatment of HIV-Infected Individuals
the Correct Course: Arguments For and Against"
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12 p.m.
Psychiatry Grand Rounds: “Aging, Cognition and Everyday Functioning”
Thursday, April 22, 2010 6:45 a.m.
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: “Clinical Trials in the Anesthesiology Department”
Thursday, April 22, 2010 7:30 a.m.
Surgical Grand Rounds: “Percutaneous Aortic Valve”
Thursday, April 22, 2010 8 a.m.
Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: “Joint Neurology-Neurosurgery Conference:
New Techniques in Peripheral Nerve and Spine Surgery"
Monday, April 26, 2010 4 p.m.
Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: “Hypothermia for Acute Spinal Cord Injury”
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8 a.m.
Pediatric Grand Rounds: “Secular Trends of Pubertal Development”
Thursday, April 29, 2010 7 a.m.
Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds
Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:30 a.m.
Surgical Grand Rounds: “M.D. + M.B.A.: Is There Value?”
Thursday, May 6, 2010 6:45 a.m.
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: “Kidney and Liver Interaction”
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 11 a.m.
Travel Fair
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 12 p.m.
The Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: "Keratin Modulation of Fas Receptor Signaling Through Membrane Trafficking in Hepatocytes"
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3 p.m.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar: "Regulation of PDK1 Protein Kinase Activation by its C-Terminal Pleckstrin Homology Domain"
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 9 a.m.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Wednesday Morning Lecture Series: "Centrally-Controlled Neurorepair: Tracking the Mechanisms"
Thursday, April 15, 2010 12 p.m.
UResearch Web Site Demonstration
Thursday, April 15, 2010 12 p.m.
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: “Regulation of Integrin Function by B7-1/CD80”
Thursday, April 15, 2010 12 p.m.
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar: “New Strategies for Prostate Cancer Therapy”
Friday, April 16, 2010 12 p.m.
Second Annual Post-Doctoral Fellows Research Day
Friday, April 16, 2010 12 p.m.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar: “RNA Quality Control in E. Coli Under Oxidative Stress”
Friday, April 16, 2010 1 p.m.
Neuroscience Center Seminar: “Making an Effort to Listen: Mechanical Amplification by Myosin Molecules and Ion Channels in Hair Cells of the Inner Ear"
Friday, April 16, 2010 7 p.m.
UM’s Transplant Foundation Invites you to Emerald Nights Gala
Monday, April 19, 2010 10 a.m.
Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar: “Balancing Effector and Regulatory T Cell Responses in Cancer and Autoimmunity"
Monday, April 19, 2010 12 p.m.
Microbiology and Immunology Seminars
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9 a.m.
Sylvester Seminar: “How CD4+ T Cells Remember Infections”
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12 p.m.
Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1 p.m.
NHSN Videoconference: “From the Lab to the Community and Back: Research That Makes a Difference in Real Time"
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 9 a.m.
Advanced InfoEd Proposal Development Hands-on Workshop
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2 p.m.
Fiscal Year-End Survival Class for First Time DMAS and FRS Users
Thursday, April 22, 2010 12 p.m.
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: “Evidence that CT694 is a Novel Chlamydia Trachoma T3S Substrate Capable of Functioning During Invasion or Early-Cycle Development"
Friday, April 23, 2010 9:30 a.m.
Third Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium
Friday, April 23, 2010 12 p.m.
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: “A Well Kept Secretome: The Polymorphic Membrane Protein Family of Chlamydia Trachomatis"
Friday, April 23, 2010 12 p.m.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar: "Self-Renewal Mechanisms of Human Stromal MIAMI Cells"
Sunday, April 25, 2010 11 a.m.
John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics Presents DNA Day 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010 12 p.m.
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: “The Role of Il-2 Receptor Signaling in Gut Mucosa”
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 12 p.m.
Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: “Exploiting Oncogene-Driven Glucose Metabolism for Therapeutic Gain Using Sugar Analogs"
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 10 a.m.
Miller School Blood Drive
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12 p.m.
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar: “Shaping Neurons and Sculpting Synapses in Dynamic Circuits"
Saturday, May 1, 2010 7 a.m.
SunSmart Sprint 5K Run/Walk for Melanoma Awareness
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