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Faculty and Staff Support the U: Julie Kornfeld Fuels Passion for Public Health by Removing Barriers


Julie Kornfeld

Julie Kornfeld

Julie Kornfeld is so inspired by the graduate students she guides in the master’s in public health (M.P.H.) and the combined M.D./M.P.H programs at the Miller School of Medicine that she is compelled to help them succeed. “They are passionate about transforming the health of our communities,” says the assistant dean for public health in the Department of Public Health Sciences. “But graduate education is expensive, and I want to help remove the financial barriers for our students.”

Kornfeld has been contributing to the University for more than 20 years through the United Way and Momentum2 campaigns. “My donations have primarily been focused on providing scholarships for our public health students,” she says. “My dream is for every qualified student to be able to afford the training they need to address our nation’s public health problems.”

Kornfeld grew up in Philadelphia and worked in television and the nonprofit sector before joining the University 21 years ago. A double UM alumna, she earned a master’s degree in public health in 1997 and a doctoral degree in 2009. Her husband, Fred Silverman, a TV producer and communications consultant who also has taught at UM, is now enrolled at the University as a graduate film student. They have three children, Dylan, Morgan, and Ely.

“We all volunteer our time and raise funds for nonprofit organizations,” she says. “There are so many needs in our community, and we believe its important to give something back.”

At the University, Kornfeld plays a critical role in the development and implementation of the Miller School’s public health curriculum. Since 2010, she has served as the co-principal investigator on an educational development grant to accelerate the M.D./M.P.H. program so students can obtain both degrees in four years rather than five. She is also an active instructor for a wide variety of public health courses, including special seminars for dual degree programs at the law and medical schools.

Reflecting on the importance of donations, Kornfeld says, “I believe that all faculty and staff members should support UM. It’s important for our University’s future and it demonstrates to our students and co-workers that we truly believe in what we do every day.”

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Facilities Administration Announces New Biomedical Engineering Service


Effective January 1, GE Healthcare will provide biomedical engineering services for the University of Miami UHealth System. The staffs of Facilities Administration, Supply Chain, GE and Aramark have worked diligently to ensure a smooth, seamless transition from Aramark to GE Healthcare.

For biomedical equipment support, users should continue to dial the same number currently in use, 305-243-5999, and select Option No. 2. Department support personnel will answer calls during regular working hours—8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday—and route the service request to the appropriate GE biomedical technician. Calls that come in after hours and on weekends will be routed to the “on call” GE biomedical technician.

InventoryControlGE will be performing a complete inventory of the existing biomedical (clinical) and imaging equipment for the UHealth System currently supported by Aramark from January 5 through January 16. During this time, inventory control number stickers will be applied to equipment, and inventory personnel will collect other data such as serial numbers, locations, installation date, make/model, system configuration, warranty end dates, and cost centers.

The inventory will begin at Sylvester/UMHC and BPEI/ABLEH and continue to all hospital-based and non-hospital based clinics. Coordination will take place with the administrators for each facility.

GE is excited about partnering with UHealth in its efforts to perform a complete and accurate inventory. We ask for your assistance and cooperation with the inventory team during this inventory process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jose L Ramirez, executive director of Hospital Facilities and Operations, at  j.ramirez2@med.miami.edu. For questions for the GE Healthcare team, contact Jordan Robertson at 786-510-3591.

 

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$2 Million Gift Will Advance Research at UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute

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$2 Million Gift Will Advance Research at UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute


By Robert C. Jones Jr.
UM News

A guest at the UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute exposition tries on a pair of high-tech goggles designed for the early and accurate detection of concussions.

A guest at the UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute exposition tries on a pair of high-tech goggles designed for the early and accurate detection of concussions.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 14, 2014) – Call it a preemptive strike—a biomechanical analysis designed to prevent ligament and cartilage tears. That’s the basis of a School of Education and Human Development study conducted on members of the University of Miami women’s and men’s basketball teams that attached electrodes to players’ knees, ankles, and hip flexors, resulting in a 3-D computerized  readout of their movements.

“We looked at certain high-risk movements, and identified those players who would be at greater risk for injury,” explained Christopher Kuenze, assistant professor of kinesiology and sport sciences, who spearheaded the research. With the data, coaches and athletic trainers have integrated what Kuenze called “pre-rehabilitation” techniques into the practice sessions of their players, in effect, ensuring that serious injuries on the court won’t occur. Read the full story

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Synergy 2014: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Interventional Oncology


The Division of Continuing Medical Education will host Synergy 2014 November 14-16 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Avenue. The annual symposium combines a review of a variety of oncological diseases with updates on the latest developments in medical, interventional, and surgical therapeutic options across multiple disciplines.

Leading experts from national and international programs will present the latest data and treatment innovations for oncological challenges in multiple organ systems with emphasis on implementation from diagnosis to treatment and the need for multidisciplinary approaches to achieve the highest levels of success in the fight against cancer.

Specific topics will include Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Lung Cancer, Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma and Liver Metastases, Renal and Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Musculoskeletal Tumors, and Palliative Treatment Options.

To register or for more information, please visit SynergyMiami.org. Questions may be directed to the Division of Continuing Medical Education at 305-243-6716 or cme@med.miami.edu.

 

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Attend the Great American Smokeout on the Medical Campus November 21


Join the Preventive Medicine Club and the Public Health Student Association in celebrating the Great American Smokeout on Friday, November 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. adjacent to the Alamo on the Miller School campus. The organizations are raising awareness about smoking cessation and the dangers of tobacco use as well as connecting patients and people from the UM community to free smoking cessation resources and programs. The event will also feature food, music, free blood pressure screenings, and prizes.

 

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