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From left, Eduardo Alfonso, M.D., David T. Tse, M.D., the Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Chair in Ophthalmology, UM President Julio Frenk, Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, Fahad Al-Rashid, Ibrahim Al-Rashid, UM Trustee Ron Stone and Dean Emeritus Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Launches Dynamic New Master’s Degree

July 26, 2016

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute — the global leader in eye care, vision research and ophthalmology education — has launched the world’s first Master’s degree in Vision Science and Investigative Ophthalmology (MVSIO). This innovative program offers comprehensive training in ophthalmic translational research, problem-based learning, management and a skill set available only at Bascom Palmer.

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From left, Alana Grajewski, M.D., with Marcelo Varela.

City of Miami Declares ‘Dr. Alana Grajewski Day’

July 06, 2016

Alana Grajewski, M.D., a transformative pediatric glaucoma specialist with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth, was recognized on June 23 by Miami Mayor Tomas P. Regalado and the City Commission for her innovative work in treating and preventing glaucoma in children throughout the world.

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David M. Seo, M.D.

UHealth Part of Select Collaborative Using IBM’s Watson to Tackle Major Diseases

July 06, 2016

UHealth – the University of Miami Health System is part of a cognitive imaging collaborative that will be using IBM’s Watson to bring cognitive imaging into daily practice to help physicians address some of the most challenging illnesses affecting the U.S. population. UHealth is the only academic-based medical center in South Florida that is part of the collaborative.

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Seated, from left, Hilda Capó, M.D., Janet L. Davis, M.D., M.A., David Greenfield, M.D., John Guy, M.D., Carol Karp, M.D., Byron Lam, M.D., Richard Parrish II, M.D., William Smiddy, M.D. Standing, from left, Laurence Gardner, M.D., Eduardo Alfonso, M.D., John Clarkson, M.D., Vittorio Porciatti, D.SC.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Honors Recipients of Chairs and Professorship

July 06, 2016

Nine faculty members at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were honored recently during a ceremony that was unique not only in its size and scope, but also in providing a first for the internationally renowned Institute. Eight faculty members were inducted into chairs that recognize clinical and scientific research, while one was inducted into a professorship.

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Eye Safety Tips for Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations

June 28, 2016

As the dangers of consumer fireworks can lead to serious eye injuries, including blindness, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday.

J. William Harbour, M.D.

Sylvester Researchers Study Size and Gene Expression to Classify Uveal Melanomas

June 07, 2016

A team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has conducted two new studies that may help guide prognosis and treatment of uveal melanomas. Building on key discoveries made in recent years, the research team, led by J. William Harbour, M.D., an eye cancer expert at Sylvester, factored tumor size and mutations into a patient’s prognosis.

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