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A $50 Million Gift to Name UM’s New Health Care Facility

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center took place Wednesday afternoon.
To be located on the UM Coral Gables campus, this 200,000-square-foot outpatient center will provide easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians for surrounding communities as well as UM students, faculty, and staff. It is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016.    more...

UM Dedicates Cutting-Edge Facility for Hurricane and Marine Life Research

Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater ComplexThe $50 million Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex will help improve coastal resiliency and hurricane forecasting and look to the oceans to shed new light on how to treat human diseases.
The Glassell Family Foundation supported construction of the seawater tank in the research facility, which is now officially known as the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. SUSTAIN (Surge-Structure-Atmosphere Interaction) Building. A $15 million stimulus grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) got the ball rolling. more...

School Wins $3.3M Grant to Tackle Teen Pregnancy through Gaming

Anne NorrisThe National Institute of Nursing Research has awarded a 5-year (2014-2019), $3.3 million grant to an investigator at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies to support an innovative program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy and the risk of sexually transmitted infections among Latina adolescents. Professor Anne Norris, PhD, RN, FAAN will utilize “Mighty Girls”, a novel intervention that uses cutting-edge technology to create a highly interactive video game which provides live, realistic simulation of peer pressure. Players talk directly with avatars as they would with their peers, and in this way practice building evidence-based communication skills for resisting peer pressure. more...

UM Hillel's Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life Breaks Ground

 Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student LifeOn the final day of the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot, University of Miami Hillel officially broke ground for its Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life. Thanks to a lead naming gift of $2.5 million from two of Miami’s most distinguished families, the Bramans and the Millers, UM Hillel will be renovated to meet the needs of more than 2,000 Jewish and non-Jewish UM students. Plans include a new lobby, kosher café, dining room, multipurpose space, and prayer sanctuary. more...


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