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September 27, 2010 | Monday

Heart valve tested at UM shows promising results in clinical trial

The dramatic results of a clinical trial using a new minimally invasive valve replacement intervention that’s performed using catheters at select institutions around the country – and only at the University of Miami Hospital in Florida – have just been published online in The New England Journal of Medicine. | more

IRS: Tax Law Updates for 2010

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program offers a seminar for those interested in developing an understanding of this year’s updates to tax law. IRS tax consultant Jay Fanning will answer questions and provide information and helpful hints to save you money. | more
The sound of music will soon be in the air

Festival Miami—the Frost School of Music’s annual concert series of renowned guest artists, faculty and student ensembles, and an educational mission that includes children’s concerts, master classes, lectures, and forums—is less than two weeks away. | more
Passing the Bar

The University of Miami School of Law celebrated the admission of 95 graduates into the legal profession last Thursday at a ceremony held in Storer Auditorium. More than 250 family, friends, and members of the Miami Law community witnessed Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis, a 1972 graduate of the School of Law, former chief justice, and founder of Justice Teaching, swear in the recent graduates. | more
Well ’Canes Mammography Days in October

The Well ’Canes Mammography Days will be held October 6, 20, and 27 at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miller School of Medicine, and October 15 at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach. During these events, UM/Aetna Medical plan members age 35 and older may get their free annual mammogram, and also receive educational materials and giveaways. | more
  • Open enrollment for UM’s Competency-Based Programs is now under way | more
  • Psychological Services Center now offering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for health and pain issues | more
  • An update on Secure Flight Passenger Data and what it means for you | more
  • Save the date: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series gets under way October 11 | more
  • Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School faculty: Provost Research Award applications due October 8 | more
  • UM to offer free mood disorder screenings on October 7 | more
  • Barry Manilow’s Sunshine State Tour to make a stop at BankUnited Center | more
  • Join The Launch Pad at Toppel for the 2010 Elevator Pitch Contest | more
  • Ticket distribution dates, locations announced for Dalai Lama’s UM visit | more

    The power of pink
    With an attention-grabbing pink fire truck and firefighters outfitted in pink shirts, the Guardians of the Ribbon Pink Heals Tour rolled onto the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus last Thursday, supporting women and raising awareness about cancer.
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    UM Athletics hopes to deliver Dreams with new online shop

    The Athletics Department has signed an agreement with Dreams, Inc., a leader in the licensed sports products industry, to re-launch the Hurricanes on-line fan shop, which includes apparel, headwear, gifts, novelties, home decor, collectibles, and more.

    Monday, September 27: Networking meeting for clinical research professionals | more
    Monday, September 27: Biology Departmental Seminar: Tropical Forests in a Changing World: Effects of Global Change on Rainforest Dynamics and Composition | more
    Monday, September 27: Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute research seminar: Vitamin D – Beyond the Bone | more
    Monday, September 27: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Montezuma’s Revenge and Delhi Belly: Bacterial Enterotoxins and Adherence Factors Collaborate through Regulatory Networks to Ruin Your Vacation | more
    Tuesday, September 28: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Advances in Neurostimulation: Overview and Indications | more
    Tuesday, September 28: Competency-based programs overview session | more
    Tuesday, September 28: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Patient Selection and Use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Bridge to Transplantation, Bridge to Decision, and Destination Therapy | more
    Tuesday, September 28: Exploring European Union and U.S. Copyright Policy Under the Lens of the Database Directive | more
    Tuesday, September 28: Taking Charge When You’re Not in Charge: Leadership Skills for Dynamic Assistants – Audio Conference | more
    Tuesday, September 28: The Forum on Armed Conflict and Humanitarian Crises: Iran | more
    Tuesday, September 28: U.S. premiere of Cuban film: El viajero inmóvil/The Immobile Traveler | more
    Wednesday, September 29: Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar Series: Do Additional Inputs Change Maximal Voluntary Motor Unit Firing Rates after Spinal Cord Injury? | more
    Wednesday, September 29: Hot Topics in Conflict of Interest seminars | more
    Wednesday, September 29: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offering Seniors Singing program | more
    Wednesday, September 29: Faculty Senate to meet on medical campus this Wednesday | more
    Wednesday, September 29: Department of Computer Science Seminar: Interactive Volume Rendering for Scientific Visualization | more
    Wednesday, September 29: Alba Rosa Viëtor Concert Series: Volume of the Violin | more
    Wednesday, September 29: Friends of the Gifford Arboretum meeting and lecture | more
    Thursday, September 30: Frost School’s Trudy Kane to give faculty flute recital | more
    Thursday, September 30: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Cartilage Injuries in the Talus | more
    Thursday, September 30: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Recent Developments in the Monitoring of Oxygenation | more
    Thursday, September 30: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Management of Pineal Region Tumors in Children | more
    Thursday, September 30: Surgical Grand Rounds: Reconstruction of Wounds Following Trauma or Oncologic Resection with Varied Flaps | more
    Thursday, September 30: Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds: Malpractice or Miscommunication? Lessons Learned to Improve Patient Safety on the Labor and Delivery Suite | more
    Thursday, September 30: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Advances and Controversies in the Management of Pituitary Tumors | more
    Thursday, September 30: Train-the-Trainer certification program | more
    Thursday, September 30: The AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Session | more
    Thursday, September 30: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: The Handoff of Hospitalized Patients | more
    Friday, October 1: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar: The Genetic Pharmacopoeia: Translational Applications of Gene Transfer Technologies | more
    Friday, October 1: Neurology CME Grand Rounds: Assessment of Rapidly Progressive Dementia and Early Diagnosis of Prion Disease | more
    Friday, October 1: Neurology Grand Rounds: Therapeutic Strategies and Mechanistic Insight into Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis, a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis | more
    Friday through Sunday, October 1-3: Cosford Cinema screenings | Trash Humpers | Women Without Men | Tosca | D2: Mighty Ducks
    Sunday, October 3: School of Law’s Society of Bar and Gavel to hold annual 5K Race Judicata | more
    Monday, October 4: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar: Target Identification and Inhibition in the Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms | more
    Tuesday, October 5: Genomic Medicine: Changing the Medical Landscape | more

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