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Award winners with Faculty Council and Miller School leadership.

Miller School Faculty Council’s Inaugural Award Program Honors Teaching and Research Excellence

The Faculty Council of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine held its first-ever awards program during its final meeting of the academic year on May 22. The atmosphere was just right for something new, with faculty members chatting amiably beside a well-stocked supper buffet, and live jazz adding a musical dimension to the event.

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From left, Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., William H. Eaglstein, M.D., and Elof Ericsson, M.D.

Wound Healing Society Honors Dr. William H. Eaglstein with Lifetime Achievement Award

William H. Eaglstein, M.D., chair emeritus of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wound Healing Society for his numerous contributions to the field. In addition, Ivan Jozic, Ph.D., received the Young Investigator Award, and George Glinos, M.D., won the Anita Roberts Award.

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Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D.

Dr. Marjana Tomic-Canic Appointed to NIH Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin Study Section

Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., vice chair of research and professor in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, was recently appointed to a four-year position on the Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin (ACTS) Study Section at the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review.

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From left, medical student Lulu Wong with Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D.

Miller School Student Receives Prestigious Research Fellowship

Lulu Wong, a Class of 2019 M.D. candidate at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored with the Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship from Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. She was recognized for her student research project on potential biomarkers for slow-healing venous leg ulcers.

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Conference founders Marco Romanelli, M.D., Ph.D., and Paolo Romanelli, M.D., center left and right, with Galilei Symposium attendees.

Transatlantic Conference Highlights Major Issues in Dermatology

The XI International Dermatologic Galilei Symposium — an annual conference jointly sponsored by the departments of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the University of Pisa — was held for the first time in Miami March 28-30. Twenty faculty members traveled from Europe and the Middle East to attend the conference, which covered some of the most important current topics in dermatology.

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