e-Veritas Archive | April 14th, 2011

Open Session and Q&A with BankUnited Chairman, President, and CEO

5:00 pm

Join the School of Business Administration for an open session and Q&A with John Adam Kanas, the chairman, president, and CEO of BankUnited, on Tuesday, April 19 at 5 p.m. in Storer Auditorium. Kanas led a group of investors in the purchase of the bank in a history-making transaction in 2009. The group recapitalized BankUnited with a $900 million investment, making it one of the most well capitalized financial institutions in the country. Kanas will be speaking as part of the school’s Executive in Residence Program. For more information and to RSVP, click here.


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Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: Molecular Genetics of Neurodegenerative Dementias

12:00 pm

The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics will host a seminar by Christine Van Broeckhoven on Tuesday, April 19 at 12 p.m. in the Lois Pope LIFE Center’s seventh-floor auditorium. Van Broeckhoven will present “Molecular Genetics of Neurodegenerative Dementias.”

Van Broeckhoven is internationally recognized for her pioneering research in diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, in particular the neurodegenerative dementias. She has made several major contributions such as identifying the amyloid precursor protein as a key protein in the Alzheimer disease process and, more recently, the discovery of the significant role the growth factor progranulin plays in frontotemporal neurodegeneration. Lunch will follow the seminar. For more information, call Lourdes Acosta at 305-243-2559 or email [email protected].


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Register Now for April 19 Lactation Support Training Seminars


The Miller School’s new Nursing Mothers Advisory Group will host two training seminars this Tuesday, April 19, to prepare campus decision makers for the University’s launch of a program that supports mothers who are breastfeeding.

Sponsored by the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, the “Business Case for Breastfeeding Decision Maker Seminars” are designed to prepare institutions, administrators, human resources employees, social workers, faculty, and other staff and students for the implementation of lactation support policies in the workplace.

The seminars are scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Miller School’s Diabetes Research Institute, 1450 Northwest 10th Avenue, Room 1000, and from 1 to 3 p.m. on the Coral Gables campus at the Whitten University Center, 1306 Stanford Drive, in the second-floor UC Ballroom.

The provision of lactation programs is a growing trend in the workplace. Programs usually include designated rooms for milk expression and policies and procedures to promote breastfeeding, which has innumerable health benefits to both mother and child. Composed of faculty and staff and led by Nanette Vega, director for diversity and multicultural affairs, the Miller School’s advisory group has been meeting to identify needs, and discuss the best approach to implementing the program.

Provided to institutions like UM that are committed to implementing worksite lactation policies, the seminars are free and eligible for continuing education credits.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants should know how supporting breastfeeding employees can improve their institution’s bottom line, the common challenges to and strategies for sustaining breastfeeding after women return to work, the motivators and barriers to implementing worksite lactation programs, and the components of a successful worksite lactation program.

The seminar has been designated for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 2 continuing education units. Seating is limited and registration is mandatory.

For specific credit availability and to register, visit Healthy Start Coalition’s Education and Training website and scroll down to events for April 19.

For more information, contact Nanette Vega at 305-243-6551 or [email protected].


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Sponsor-Investigator Responsibilities Course

3:00 pm

Learn more about sponsor-investigator responsibilities on Tuesday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at Dominion Towers, Room DT 1201-B. The Sponsor-Investigator Responsibilities class will provide an outline of the dual responsibilities of being a sponsor-investigator as well as explain how to implement necessary processes to maintain and achieve compliance with the Food and Drug Administration. The Good Clinical Practices class is a prerequisite to this course. Registration is available through ULearn. If you have any questions, call the Office of Research Education and Training at 305-243-5092 or email [email protected].


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Sponsored Programs Quarterly Meeting

2:00 pm

Join the Office of Research Education and Training Team for the Sponsored Programs Quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Clinical Research Building, Room 988. The meeting will provide the UM research community with Sponsored Programs updates. Registration is available through ULearn, or call the Office of Research Education and Training at 305-243-5092.


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