News : 2010

Omaida Velazquez, M.D.

Miller School Physician-Scientist Selected as a Fellow in National Leadership Program

Omaida Velazquez, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Miller School, has been accepted into the 2010-11 class of the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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As a radio reporter recorded, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho talked to a patient at a nearby clinic. He is surrounded by, clockwise from left, Joycelyn Lawrence, M.D., Anne Burdick, M.D., Kim Greene, of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, and Arthur Fournier, M.D.

Miller School and Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Bring Telehealth to Miami-Dade Schools

Late Tuesday afternoon, when Anne Burdick, M.D., M.P.H, examined the right foot of a kindergartener with a history of eczema, she could clearly see the girl’s skin was dry and leathery from constant scratching. While the exam was nothing out of the ordinary for the professor of dermatology, the video-conferencing mode by which Burdick conducted it was – as it ushered in a new era of convenient, cost-reducing…

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From left, Scott Simmons, director of telehealth, Joycelyn Lawrence, M.D., and Anne Burdick, M.D., M.P.H.

TeleHealth Program at UM Health System Receives Verizon Grant

The TeleHealth program at UHealth-University of Miami Health System has received a $24,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation to use telemedicine to provide pediatric specialty care to underinsured and underserved students in the North Miami Beach feeder pattern of the Miami-Dade County Public School System.

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