News & Events : 2013

Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D.

Tanning Salons More Common Than Other Businesses in Florida

In Florida, there is one tanning salon for every 15,113 people and 1.16 tanning facilities for every 50 squares miles, according to a research letter by Sonia A. Lamel, M.D., voluntary assistant professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, and Robert Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., professor, Vice Chair and Stiefel Laboratories Chair of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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From left are Paolo Romanelli, M.D., Gabriella Fabbrocini, M.D., and Eduardo de Marchena, M.D., Associate Dean for International Medicine.

Renowned Italian Dermatologist to Deliver Cancer and Epidemiology Prevention Program

The Miller School’s Paolo Romanelli, M.D., associate professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, has invited renowned dermatologist Gabriella Fabbrocini, M.D., associate professor of dermatology at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, to deliver a special Cancer and Epidemiology Prevention Program on Wednesday, October 30.

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The study co-authors include, from left, Robert W. Keane, Ph.D., Andrew Sawaya, Olivera Stojadinovic, M.D., Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., Juan Pablo de Rivero Vaccari, Ph.D., and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Wound Researchers Find Greater Risk for Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly

A Miller School study shows that pressure ulcers that annually affect 2.5 million people in the U.S. may not be entirely preventable, especially in aging patients whose skin has lost the innate ability to protect against the continuous pressure of body weight on skin.

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Demonstrating the mobile clinic's new telemedicine capabilities, Dr. Lisa Gwynn, center, consults with Dr. Anne Burdick, on the video screen, as patient Anya Marie Williams, 15, seated, and her mom Kerrah Williams watch.

UM, Children’s Health Fund and Verizon Foundation Transform Pediatric Mobile Care

When Hurricane Andrew ravaged south Miami-Dade County in 1992, UM’s medical school and the national Children’s Health Fund teamed up to bring mobile healthcare to children living amid the ruins. Now, thanks to a new partnership with the Verizon Foundation, their “doctor’s office on wheels” is bringing the expertise of the entire UHealth system to disadvantaged children across Miami-Dade County.

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Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., accepts the Practitioner of the Year Award.

Vice Chair of Dermatology Named Practitioner of the Year by Prestigious Florida Society

Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., professor and Vice Chair of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, has been named Practitioner of the Year by the Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, the state’s oldest and largest dermatological society. Kirsner accepted the award at the society’s annual meeting May 24-27 in Boca Raton.

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Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D.

Wound Healing Pioneer Appointed to NIH’s Nursing Research Advisory Council

The Miller School’s Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery and director of the Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Research Program, has been appointed to the national advisory council of the NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, and James M. Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D., discuss the importance of sun safety at the SunSmart 5K Run/Walk.

SunSmart 5K Run/Walk Helps Save Lives Through Prevention, Screening and Education

As the sun ascended over Key Biscayne streaming wisps of pink and orange across the sky, Miller School students, faculty and staff geared up for this year’s SunSmart 5K Run/Walk to promote sun safety and raise funds for melanoma research.

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Dedicating the new division are, from left, James Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D., Linda and David Frankel, their son Greg with grandson Vince, and daughter-in-law Alexandra, and Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Lawrence A. Schachner, M.D.

Generous Gift Establishes Melanoma Division in Department of Dermatology

With the extraordinary generosity of David M. Frankel, M.D., and his family, the Miller School’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery has established The Frankel Family Division of Melanocytic Tumors, bringing researchers and physicians one step closer to conquering a formidable foe.

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