Press Releases : Press Releases 2016

Elton John AIDS Foundation Funds Miller School Project to Increase HIV Testing in South Florida

Sonjia Kenya, Ed.D., M.S., M.A., an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine, has been awarded $200,000 by the Elton John AIDS Foundation to increase HIV testing of black immigrants in South Florida. Kenya proposes to adapt and implement a promising strategy to increase HIV testing rates among blacks in South Florida, a community with one of highest rates of HIV infection in the U.S.

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Miami Model Program Investing in Future Physicians

After losing one of the most influential people in her life to Crohn’s disease, Chelsea Tate was certain that medicine was the right path for her. “I wasn’t able to save my grandmother, but if I can lend a helping hand to another individual through medicine, then it will be just as rewarding,” said the biology major at Xavier University of Louisiana.

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