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From left,  Be The Match’s Carlos Wesley and UM Athletic Director Blake James honor Miller School student Grace Knudsen, far right, and fellow bone marrow donor Kayla Castillo for donating their bone marrow to save a blood cancer patient’s life.

Saving a Life by Transplanting Hope

Medical student Grace Knudsen was honored at the UM-North Carolina football game on Thursday for donating her bone marrow.

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Representatives from the Miller School and the Florida Board of Medicine honor Lindsey Finch, center with plaque.

Miller School Student Wins Award from Florida Board of Medicine

Lindsey Finch, a fourth-year student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the Chair’s Recognition Award from the Florida Board of Medicine. The award recognizes third- and fourth-year students at Florida medical schools who “exemplify the professionalism, moral character, compassion and intellect essential to a future leader of the medical profession.”

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Feng Gong, Ph.D., enjoys the interactive aspects of teaching M.D. and M.D./MPH students and training residents.

Miller School Professors Recognized for Promoting Positive Learning Environment in PULSE 360 Survey

In all, 33 Miller School professors received high scores for promoting a positive learning environment in the first PULSE 360 Survey for Faculty-Learner Engagement. The survey was performed by the Physicians Development Program Inc., an independent organization, to allow comparison to national data and to assure anonymous feedback to individual faculty members.

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Nathan McKenty with Florida Medical Association award.

Miller School Student Receives Award from Florida Medical Association

Nathan McKenty, an M.D., MPH candidate in the Class of 2019 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the Sanford A. Mullen, M.D. Award from the Florida Medical Association. McKenty received the award at the association’s 2018 annual conference for his work organizing and leading the Miller School’s student chapter to become a leading force in state and national advocacy.

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Vivien Chen in the laboratory.

Miller School Student Wins First-Ever Wound Healing Society Summer Research Fellowship

Vivian Chen, a member of the Miller School Class of 2021, won the first Summer Research Fellowship Award ever given by the Wound Healing Society. The award, in addition to a stipend and funds for supplies, includes funding for travel expenses to present her research at the Wound Healing Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting next May in San Antonio.

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