The Campaign for Our Next Century
UHealth – University of Miami Health System – and the Miller School are celebrating a new era of medical excellence
By Neal Kane, Jason M. Rubin and Ian Sutherland
Photography by Sonya Revell
Sylvester medical oncologist Nkiruka Ezenwajiaku, M.D.
he future of health care is here.
At UHealth – University of Miami Health System – and the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, we are world leaders in exceptional patient care, groundbreaking research, holistic medical training and community health programming.
The impact of our work in our region and beyond is undisputed. Based in one of the most diverse areas in the country, we are committed to eradicating health inequities, applying our superb clinical strengths to combatting the diseases that impact our communities — from substance use disorders to HIV to diabetes — and developing treatments and cures that could one day save the lives of patients far beyond our region.
Our research enterprise is similarly unrivaled, and the physician-scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center specialize in discovering, developing and delivering the most advanced ways to prevent, detect, treat and cure cancer. We are building the Sylvester Transformational Cancer Research Building. This world-class, 12-story research facility will co-locate the world’s best experts to bring new hope to patients and redefine how we treat cancer.
Our experts at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute are world leaders in developing state-of-the-art research and technology to solve the key issues and challenges confronting eye and vision care and teaching the next generation of ophthalmologists.
We are an institution of international distinction that exemplifies the pinnacle of medical achievement. Now, 70 years after opening our doors, we are ready to reach even greater heights through Ever Brighter, the University of Miami’s Campaign for Our Next Century.
“Ever Brighter will raise our profile even more by promoting groundbreaking initiatives in vital medical fields,” said Julio Frenk, the president of the University of Miami.
The campaign will have an unprecedented impact on our work and those who rely on our care. Gifts to UHealth and the Miller School will comprise $1.5 billion of the campaign’s overall $2.5 billion goal, catapulting us into a new era of leadership and positioning us at the forefront of innovation.
“I am proud of our family’s long-standing relationship with the University of Miami because I believe for Miami to prosper as a community, it must be home to a top-tier university and an excellent health care system,” said Stuart A. Miller, J.D. ’82, Ever Brighter Campaign Chair, University of Miami Trustee, and UHealth Board Chair. “The Ever Brighter campaign provides an exceptional opportunity to raise the visibility and impact of UHealth and the Miller School even higher.”
Pillars of Hope
The campaign buids on our extraordinary innovations across four pillars. Click on each one to learn more.
Aja Pollack, B.S. ’19, recovered with help from UHealth’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Now her family is helping advance concussion research at UM.
Aja’s story highlights how our UHealth teams work seamlessly to deliver care of the highest caliber while remaining focused on the whole patient.
Iris Schulz will not stop until she finds a cure for her 5-year-old son, Hunter. Research at the Miller School will be the key to finding the therapeutics needed to cure his genetic disorder.
As the state’s top recipient of NIH-research grants, our physician-scientists are unlocking mysteries behind the world’s most complex diseases.
Ethan Andre, M.D. ’22, owes his future in part to a woman he never met. The Mrs. Betty Siegal Reader Scholarship transformed his life.
Growing scholarship support and an innovative curriculum are two of the reasons the Miller School’s U.S. News and World Report ranking has risen nine spots to No. 43 among U.S. medical schools.
UM’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic delivers health care to underserved communities in Miami-Dade County. Bank of America wants to expand the program with additional support.
It’s just one example of how our community programs are providing South Florida residents with access to comprehensive care and services that align with their evolving needs.