News : 2010 : May

From left, Class of 2010 graduates Alina Lopez, Emilio Lopez and Lack Louro, wait to receive their medical degrees.

Two of Haiti's Health Care Heroes Honored as the Class of 2010 Graduates

With the Miller School’s extraordinary earthquake relief effort in Haiti a fitting backdrop, 155 students in the Class of 2010 received their medical degrees during commencement at the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus Saturday night. The ceremony highlighted the accomplishments of two humanitarians who have devoted their lives to serving and improving access to health care in Haiti.

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Roberto C. Heros, M.D., accepted the 2010 Harvey Cushing Medal at a special ceremony during the AANS annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Roberto Heros, M.D., Awarded Prestigious 2010 Harvey Cushing Medal

Roberto C. Heros, M.D., professor and co-chair of neurological surgery and residency program director, was honored with the 2010 Harvey Cushing Medal, the highest award given to a neurosurgeon by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). A Miller School faculty member for 15 years who is internationally known in his field, Heros was recognized for his dedication and contributions to neurosurgery…

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Dr. Barth Green and Amy Wang, Occupational Therapist Registered, at the Project Medishare Medical Compound.

Devastation after the Haiti Earthquake: A Neurosurgeon's Journal

On January 12, 2010 a 7.0-Mw earthquake struck Port au Prince, Haiti. The devastation, obvious from media footage, was unparalleled in recent history. An estimated 194,000 Haitians were killed, and roughly 200,000 were injured (Figure 1). In the weeks following the quake a massive international effort was mobilized to assist the nation of Haiti.

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