News : 2012 : October

Second-year student Chris Kumetz collects a patient’s blood for a lipids and cholesterol screening. (Photo by Nicole Mandel)

DOCS’ 18th Little Haiti Health Fair Draws Grateful Patients

For most of the Little Haiti Health Fair’s history, Antoine Dorismond’s shop was just up the street, yet the clothing designer never managed to drop in for the free health screenings. Determined not to miss out this year, he was among the few dozen people already in line when student Ryan Dauer arrived at 6 a.m. this past Saturday to ensure the 18th annual student-run fair would open without a hitch three hours later.

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Bringing the Community Wellness Coalition and the Miller School’s AMSA chapter together are, from left, Jamal Jones, Chanelle Diaz, Sonjia Kenya, Ed.D., M.S., M.A., Mari Janowsky and Brigitte Frett.

Community Wellness Coalition Partners with AMSA to Improve Health in Overtown

The Community Wellness Coalition at the Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity has joined forces with the Miller School’s chapter of the American Medical Students Association (AMSA) to improve health opportunities for Overtown residents.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., fifth from right, is surrounded by Sabrina Taldone, Sarah Sonny, Mitch Phillips, Laura Teisch,  Gabe Mascaro (back row), Dalal Eldick, Danielle Bodzin, Jamie Rosenkrantz, Jonathan Steinman, and Amar Deshpande, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine.

DOCS Program Promotes Wellness at First Dean’s Walk/Run

With the first Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service (DOCS) health fair of the year under its belt, the student-run organization introduced a wellness event of another kind: the first Dean’s Walk/Run.

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Wasif N. Khan, Ph.D., discusses job interview strategies and the job talk presentation with Maitreyi Das, Ph.D.

Postdoc Programs Office Launches Interview Support Program

With job interviews approaching, the Postdoctoral Programs Office is offering support to postdoctoral fellows who face the daunting task of preparing for two critical challenges — the “job talk” and the “chalk talk.”

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On set with Maya Angelou, Ph.D., from left, are Christina Delphus, Ed Talavera and Ali Habashi.

Poet Maya Angelou Lends Voice to Film Series on the Miller School’s DOCS Program

Dr. Maya Angelou, world-renowned poet, writer, educator, filmmaker, actress, historian, and civil rights activist, was interviewed in her Winston Salem, North Carolina, home for a UM film series about the Miller School’s Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service

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First-place winner Joana Almaca, Ph.D., right, smiles as Wasif Khan, Ph.D., presents the second-place award to Danusa Menegaz, Ph.D.

Miller School Postdoctoral Fellows Research Day Gains Momentum

A vast array of the Miller School’s research projects by a record-breaking 46 postdoctoral fellows – a 35 percent increase from last year’s turnout – were on display September 18 at the annual Postdoctoral Fellows Research Day.

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