News : 2011 : November

From left, Hilit Mechaber, M.D., Alex Mechaber, M.D., and Ana Campo, M.D.

New Leadership Roles for Team in Undergraduate Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education has three familiar faces taking on new roles and responsibilities at the Miller School. The administration has been reorganized with Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., senior associate dean for undergraduate medical education, now in place as the sole leader overseeing all programs in undergraduate medical education.

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Mark O’Connell, M.D., center, receives the distinguished teaching award from AAMC Chair Thomas Lawley, M.D., left, and AOA Executive Director Richard L. Byyny, M.D.

Dr. O’Connell Honored for His Pioneering Contributions to Medical Education

Mark O’Connell, M.D., senior associate dean for educational development and the Bernard J. Fogel Chair in Medical Education, received the 2011 national Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award Saturday for his significant contributions to medical education over the past quarter century.

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Resident Arjun Mohan, M.D., won first place for his poster in the Clinical Vignette category.

Regional Campus Takes Top Prizes in Poster Competition

A medical student and a resident at the Miller School’s regional campus in Palm Beach County won the first poster symposium at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s Future of Medicine Summit V last month.

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First-year medical student Brian Simmons administers eye drops to Guirlande Aime during her ophthalmology exam at the DOCS Little Haiti Health Fair.

Annual DOCS Health Fair Still a ‘Great Deal’ in Little Haiti

The Miller School’s Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service (DOCS), a student-run organization collaborated with faculty physicians and other partners to mount the 17th annual Little Haiti Health Fair, bringing crucial health screenings and education to hundreds of people.

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The academy was spearheaded by, from left, Mark O’Connell, M.D., Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., and Richard Tiberius, Ph.D.

Miller School Launches Academy to Recognize Stellar Teaching

Following the lead of Harvard University and about 40 other well-known medical schools, the Miller School is launching the Academy of Medical Educators at the University of Miami to appropriately recognize and reward teaching faculty, and help develop junior teaching faculty into well-rounded experts.

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