David S. Kushner, M.D.

Dr. David Kushner Named Medical Director of Credentialing and Privileging

David S. Kushner, M.D., clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, has been named medical director of credentialing and privileging for the University of Miami Medical Group and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. He will have the responsibility for ensuring that threshold qualifications are met and continuously maintained by all applicants for appointment, reappointment, or clinical privileges.

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Mark S. Nash, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark S. Nash Receives Rehabilitation Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., professor of neurological surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and physical therapy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was recently selected by the Board of Governors of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine to receive the organization’s John Stanley Coulter Award.

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David R. Gater, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. David Gater Named Chair of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

David R. Gater, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., will join UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine on June 1 as chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Gater comes from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, where he has been the inaugural Rocco Ortenzio Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2013.

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From left, David Kushner, M.D., trooper Carlos Rosario, and Carl I. Schulman, M.D., Ph.D.

UHealth Teamwork Brings Injured State Trooper Back from the Brink and Readies Him for Return to Duty

When the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue helicopter touched down on the roof of Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital on January 9, a trauma team was waiting. As its doors opened, however, the team didn’t rush forward to help speed a patient to the advanced emergency treatment offered on the floors below. Instead, they clapped and cheered.

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A research team hopes to use machine learning technology to develop precision medicine treatments for patients with traumatic brain injuries.

New U-LINK Awards Support Innovative Solutions to Difficult Problems

Can machine learning help develop personalized treatments for the “silent epidemic” of brain injury, which affects 15 million Americans every year? A team of faculty from five disciplines, including two from the Miller School of Medicine, will begin trying to answer that question after receiving one of the second set of Phase I grants awarded by the University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge, or U-LINK.

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