The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has launched University of Miami Medicine, a magazine that will be distributed twice a year to the many stakeholders in the Miller School community — alumni, faculty, staff, students, residents, donors and administrators. It will also be mailed to the deans of other medical schools and physicians in specialties related to the content of each issue, and it will be placed in patient waiting areas in UM’s clinical facilities.
“Our new publication, which is also online, tells the stories of the groundbreaking discoveries at the Miller School of Medicine,” said Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean and chief academic officer. “It also tells the stories of our innovations in medical education, our cutting-edge advances in clinical care, and the life-changing contributions being made through our community engagement programs.”
The butterfly shown in mid-transformation on the front cover represents the twin themes of rebirth and renewal, and is a symbol of the Miller School’s pioneering role in novel stem cell therapies. The story inside details how the Miller School, with its Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, has become a powerhouse in regenerative medicine.
Other feature stories focus on the Miller School’s advances in solving the mysteries of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, paralysis and a host of other diseases and conditions. Additional stories tell how philanthropy is driving innovation at the Miller School and offer insights from alumni, faculty, students and residents regarding their achievements and important issues in medicine.
“These stories demonstrate why the Miller School is a unique mix of ambition, energy and diversity, and is poised to become one of the nation’s preeminent medical schools,” Dean Ford said.
Additional content can be found on the magazine’s companion website.
A video message from Dean Ford can be found here.