News : 2012 : September

From left, Hansel Tookes, Chanelle Diaz, FMA President Vincent DeGennaro, M.D., and Marek Hirsch

Medical Students Rally to Enact Clean Syringe Programs in Florida

In an unprecedented move that could significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases, the Florida Medical Association voted at its annual meeting in July to seek legislation that will legalize syringe exchange programs for injection drug users. The resolution, submitted by the FMA’s Medical Student Section, was written by Miller School students Marek Hirsch and Hansel Tookes.

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M.D./M.P.H. student Rammy Assaf, left, and Emanuel Washington, director of the Overtown Optimist Club, are surrounded by the mounds of backpacks distributed at Gibson Park.

Miller School Students Help Overtown Get Back to School

With the success of the first-ever Cabaret showcase still fresh on their minds, Miller School students partnered with the Overtown Community Optimist Club to distribute essential school supplies to more than 500 Overtown students at Gibson Park during the August 18 weekend.

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Rachel Franklyn reports for an observation day in the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

For Four Miller School Students, “Last Summer” Leaves Lasting Impression

Knowing this summer would be their last chance in the foreseeable future for exploration and adventure, four rising second-year Miller School students spent their “last summer” in Israel gaining incomparable first-hand knowledge of a different health care system.

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