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From left, Lourdes Barquin, RN, Anne E. Burdick, M.D., Luc Pierre Quinson and Marie Quinson.

Order of St. Lazarus Makes Gift to Leprosy Program

Hansen’s disease, or leprosy, as it is commonly known, is one of the oldest and most misunderstood diseases in recorded history. Thanks to the generosity of The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, patients battling the illness can now receive financial help to help offset the expense of traveling for medical care.

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Anne Burdick, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Anne Burdick Named to New State Telehealth Advisory Council

Anne Burdick, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean for Telehealth and Community Outreach at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been appointed to the newly created Florida Telehealth Advisory Council. She is one of 13 health professionals in the state selected to serve on the council.

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WIAM 2015-16 Advisory Board members: Back row, from left, Wen-Hsiang Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., Lilian M. Abbo, M.D., Maria L. Alcaide, M.D., and Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D. Front row, from left, Anne E. Burdick, M.D., Ph.D., Rose Maria Van Zuilen, Ph.D., Michele I. Morris, M.D., Judi M. Woolger, M.D., and JoNell E. Potter, Ph.D.

Women in Academic Medicine Organization Supports Faculty Development

“This is a great time for women and minorities at the Miller School of Medicine,” said Lilian Abbo, M.D., President of Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM), an organization formed in 2008 with the mission of transforming the development, recruitment and retention of women faculty at the Miller School through education, networking and mentoring.

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From left, Lisa Gwynn, D.O., and Casey McGillicuddy.

Pediatric Mobile Clinic Expands Telemedicine Services with Grant

The University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic, which provides medical care to uninsured children in need, has been awarded a $105,000 grant from the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (FAFCC) via the Florida Department of Health. The grant will be used to hire additional staff, buy new technology and expand the clinic’s telemedicine offerings.

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Lee Kaplan, M.D., and Lauryn Williams discuss UM’s advances in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.

Conference Spotlights UM's Leadership in Healthcare Technology

UM alumna and Olympic athlete Lauryn Williams and Lee Kaplan, M.D., professor of orthopaedics and Director of the UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute, joined for a presentation on UM’s advances in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries at last week’s eMerge Americas Techweek Expo and Summit in Miami Beach.

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