January 10, 2011 | Monday 
Research by Miller School cardiologists garners national recognition
A number of studies led by Miller School of Medicine cardiologists make up this year’s list of top cardiovascular research recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Among the top advances in heart disease research are basic science studies that include stem cell therapy. | more
Faculty and staff invited to attend select Global Business Forum sessions at no cost
The stage is set for the University of Miami Global Business Forum, January 12-14, which will feature top business and government leaders such as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt. UM faculty and staff who have not registered for the entire three-day forum are invited to attend select sessions at no cost. Also, several of the key sessions will be streamed live to the Miller School campus. | more

Distinguished Speaker Series lecture to address human imaging technologies used to evaluate diseases
The College of Engineering’s Distinguished Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, January 18 with a lecture by Thomas F. Budinger, a member of both the prestigious Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering, who will speak on molecular imaging methods of emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy to evaluate Alzheimer’s disease, drug addiction, atherosclerosis, heart failure, and breast and prostate cancer. | more

Register for ’Canes Biggest Loser and Walking ’Canes programs
Registration for the 2nd Annual 'Canes Biggest Loser and the 7th Annual Walking ’Canes is now open. Employees can register for one or both of the programs. This year’s top “losers” have a chance to win a roundtrip, plan-ahead airline ticket on American Airlines, a two-night stay at the Richmond Hotel on Miami Beach, and membership at the Herbert Wellness Center. | more

Cheer on the women’s basketball team at the next Employee Day Game, January 16
The Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team is off to its best start in school history, and the squad wants you to be a part of their historic season. UM is pleased to announce that the Women’s Basketball Employee Day Game, presented by Verizon Wireless, will take place on Sunday, January 16 at 1 p.m. at BankUnited Center when the Hurricanes take on the Boston College Eagles. Eligible employees will receive one (1) complimentary ticket and have the opportunity to purchase up to three (3) additional tickets for only $1 each. | more

Bailey, Hankerson to play in 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl
University of Miami defensive end Allen Bailey and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson have been invited to participate in the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, on January 29. The game is premier showcase for senior NFL talent, and both Bailey and Hankerson are projected to be high draft picks. | more

  • UM men's lacrosse club begins season February 5 | more
  • Conflict of interest seminars and training available | more
  • Benny Hinn Ministries Miracle Crusade event expected to cause heavy traffic in area of BankUnited Center | more
  • Sign up for research compliance course: Preparation for an FDA Audit | more
  • UM Infertility Center to offer free consultations for couples | more
  • Basic Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course to be offered | more
  • Register for the Medical Issues and the Growing Child Conference, January 21 | more
  • Reminder: Space heaters not allowed in UM-owned and -operated facilities | more
    A partnership for kids’ sake
    Junior League of Miami volunteers have a special bond with the babies and toddlers at the University of Miami Department of Psychology’s Linda Ray Intervention Center, providing enhanced music activities to the children and hands-on classroom support to center staff on a weekly basis during the school year. Over the holiday period, a collaborative project between the center and Junior League of Miami provided musical instruments, music CDs, and materials to the children that could not otherwise have been purchased. Above, from left, are Junior League of Miami volunteers Jaime Tompkins, Kadisha Phelps, April Pizzo, and Jennifer Kaufman, with Lynne Katz, director of the UM Linda Ray Intervention Center.
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    Diabetes Self-Management: Taking a Modern Approach
    This seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) in partnership with the Miller School of Medicine’s Diabetes Research Institute, will provide participants with an overview of the latest in ADA and AACE diabetes guidelines, diabetes self-management recommendations, and treatment technologies. | more

    • Free flu vaccine currently available until supply lasts | more

    Spring lineup for the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitors Series
    Lectures and performances—all with free admission—highlight the spring season of the Frost School of Music’s Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitors Series. | more

    Tuesday through Friday, January 11-14: Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminar: The Pursuit of Happiness | more
    Tuesday, January 11: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Airway Anomalies and Laryngomalacia in Children | more
    Tuesday, January 11: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: Heart Valves: Cartilage and Bone | more
    Tuesday, January 11: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Medical Radiation: Physician, Patient, and Public Issues | more
    Tuesday, January 11: SPEAK test to be administered | more
    Wednesday, January 12: McKnight Research Seminar: Retinal Ganglion Cell Survival and Regeneration | more
    Wednesday, January 12: Endocrinology Journal Club: Safety of Anacetrapib in Patients with or at High Risk for Coronary Heart Disease | more
    Wednesday, January 12: Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar Series: A Chemical Genetic Approach Identifies Antipsychotics as Potential Regeneration-Promoting Compounds | more
    Wednesday, January 12: Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Diagnosis and Pharmacomanagement of Depression in the Medically Ill Patient | more
    Thursday, January 13: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, January 13: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: How to Learn Well | more
    Thursday, January 13: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Hedgehog Signaling in Development and Cancer | more
    Thursday, January 13: Nobel laureate J. Michael Bishop to speak in Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series | more
    Thursday, January 13: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar: mTOR Inhibition and Beyond in AML: Real-Time Pharmacodynamic Monitoring in Tumor Cells Using Single Cell Techniques | more
    Thursday, January 13: Student works to be displayed at Miami International Art Fair, January 13-17 | more
    Thursday, January 13: Surgical Grand Rounds: Liver Transplantation: Challenges and Rewards | more
    Thursday, January 13: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Faculty Candidate Seminar | more
    Thursday, January 13: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: The Other Side of Back Pain | more
    Thursday, January 13: Endocrinology Grand Rounds: Control of Immune Tolerance by Aire | more
    Thursday, January 13: Endocrinology Fellows Clinical Case Conference: Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome | more
    Thursday, January 13: Basic science chairs launch Discovery Science Grand Rounds | more
    Friday through Sunday, January 14-16: Cosford screening: Come Undone | more
    Friday through Monday, January 14-17: Cosford screenings: Vision | Love's Labour's Lost
    Tuesday, January 18: Bone Clinical Case Conference: Hypophosphatemia in a Young Woman from Cuba | more
    Tuesday, January 18: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: Nox Enzymes from Fly to Flu: New Roles of Reactive Oxygen in Biology and Disease | more
    Tuesday, January 18: Sponsored Programs Quarterly Meeting | more
    Tuesday, January 18: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Introduction to Fetal Echocardiography | more
    Tuesday, January 18: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Ischemic Heart Disease: Preclinical and Clinical Results | more
    Wednesday, January 19: Sea Secrets Lecture: The Extraordinary and Embattled Sperm Whale | more
    Wednesday, January 19: Purchasing, Disbursements, and PCard office to host joint training session on policies and procedures | more
    Wednesday, January 19: Miami Law lecture: In Search of Copyright’s Lost Ark | more
    Thursday, January 20: Sponsored Programs Roundtable Series: Research Reporting System | more
    Thursday, January 20: Velos Patient Management module | more
    Thursday, January 20: Effort Certification Reporting class offered | more
    Friday, January 28: Lowe Art Museum to feature works of Cuban-born painter Rafael Soriano | more
    Saturday, January 29: Join Team ’Canes 4 Autism at the inaugural WalkAbout Autism fundraiser | more

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