Edward Abraham: Heading University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Aside from the hit he’s taken to his running, Edward Abraham is adjusting well to his new role as dean and chief academic officer at the Miller School of Medicine. “It’s hot and humid, so I’ve had to slow down,” he said.
Dr. Abraham is just a month into his position, and he is already in full stride, showing no signs of “slowing down.” He is ready to continue his history of growing academic medical institutions.
Before coming to UM, he was dean at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, where he and his team modified an old tobacco plant into the largest research medical facility at Wake Forest.
Dr. Abraham is excited about the potential for growth at UM and says he’d like to explore the depth of its relationship to the Miami community and keep “the best and brightest” here to care for the locals and help to expand its reach as an international research and clinical care center.
He’s hitting the ground running. In his first few months, Dr. Abraham is working on developing clinical and research strategic plans to invest in programs that are highly innovative to magnify their impacts.
Dr. Abraham says he’s interested in nourishing UM’s already strong relationships with other medical centers like Jackson, and growing the International Medicine Institute to attract more patients by expanding its portfolio of clinical services.
He’s excited to integrate himself into the Miami community and become involved in activities outside of his professional role.
Miami Today reporter Gabi Maspons interviewed Dr. Abraham at his office in the Health District. The interview was recorded by videographer Jahmoukie Dayle, and can be found at http://bit.ly/2uNHy0Q.
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