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Judy Webb-Hapgood Honored as Top 25 Chief Supply Chain Officer by Women We Admire

July 12, 2024

University of Miami chief supply chain officer Judy Webb-Hapgood

The University of Miami’s Judy Webb-Hapgood has been named one of 2024’s 25 best chief supply chain officers by Women We Admire.

In bestowing the award, Women We Admire acknowledged the challenge “to join two distinct organizations, academic and health care, into one enterprise supply chain supporting southern Florida.”

Webb-Hapgood came to Miami from the University of Wisconsin Health System. Her work governs the entire UM supply chain, including the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth — University of Miami Health System, where she is refining and implementing best-in-class procurement strategies and processes to arrange for the distribution of procured supplies and equipment.

In emphasizing the importance of Webb-Hapgood’s role, Women We Admire said chief supply chain officers are “key to the successful management, development and execution of the supply chain to ensure the supply and delivery of a company’s products and services.”


Dr. Glenn Flores Garners Reinhardt Distinguished Career Award

July 8, 2024

Miller School pediatrician Glenn Flores, M.D.

AcademyHealth awarded Glenn Flores, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics and senior associate dean of child health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with its highest honor, the Reinhardt Distinguished Career Award.

Named after Professor Uwe Reinhardt, the award recognizes leaders who have made a significant impact in health care outcomes through research, advocacy and leadership. Dr. Flores, also a professor of pediatrics and public health sciences at the Miller School, is the first underrepresented minority recipient in the 39-year history of the award.

“I’m profoundly humbled and extremely honored to be the 2024 award recipient,” Dr. Flores said. “I have devoted my entire career to diversity, equity and inclusion. Through pioneering health services research, I have worked to eliminate disparities for children, limited-English-proficient individuals and the pediatric workforce.”

See Dr. Flores’ AcademyHealth bio page


Fabian Emura, M.D., Ph.D., Garners Master Endoscopist Award

July 2, 2024

Fabian Emura, M.D., Ph.D., a gastroenterologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, received the Master Endoscopist Award from the World Endoscopy Organization.

The award recognizes “leadership within internationally renowned endoscopic units and expertise or innovation regarding endoscopic techniques.”

Dr. Emura has earned an international reputation for his contributions to minimally invasive therapies for esophageal, gastric, and colorectal cancer in Latin America. He holds the patent for the global clinical application of systematic alphanumeric code endoscopy (SACE) for early upper GI cancer diagnosis. He served as president of the World Endoscopy Organization from 2020 to 2022.

David Reis, Ph.D., Named a Becker’s “CIO to Know”

June 14, 2024

Dr. David Reis

David Reis, Ph.D., the University of Miami’s senior vice president and chief information and digital officer, once again earned recognition as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know.” 

The list honors CIOs for their dedication to improving health via information technology (IT). The 133 recognized leaders are, according to the Becker’s website, “leading strategic initiatives that benefit patients and providers. In collaboration with their talented teams, they are modernizing their hospitals and health systems by implementing new electronic health record systems, cybersecurity software and telehealth services.”

“I’m grateful for this prestigious career recognition,” said Dr. Reis. “As we continue to advance technology in the health care space, it creates a more efficient hospital operating system for practitioners and patients alike, which can ultimately be lifesaving.” 


Four Miller School Faculty Members Elected to Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

June 10, 2024

Since 2018, the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL) has elected leaders who strive for excellence in their respective fields and elevate Florida as a national leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This year’s cohort includes four standout University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty members:


Dr. Michael Hoffer Commences Triological Society Presidency

June 10, 2024

Dr. Michael Hoffer

Michael Hoffer, M.D., a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine professor of otolaryngology and neurological surgery, has started his year-long role as president of The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, known as The Triological Society.

He assumed the leadership role in early May 2024 at The Triological Society Annual Meeting at COSM in Chicago, after serving a year as president-elect.

Leading the venerable society is a great honor and responsibility, according to Dr. Hoffer.

“The Triological Society stands out among otolaryngology specialty societies because it is the premier academic society,” Dr. Hoffer said. “And it represents all parts of our specialty, not just ear surgery, which is what I do, or rhinology or otology.”


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