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King Saud UniversityThe KSU office for the Vice Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education held a lecture on Monday, March 19, on postgraduate opportunities at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine.

The lecture, was held in the main auditorium of the College of Medicine, and featured presentations by University of Miami researchers Dr. José Szapocznik and Dr. Julie Kornfeld.

As chair of of UM's Epidemiology and Public Health Department, Dr. Szapocznik is an award-winning expert on families and family-based interventions. A professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Educational Research and Counseling Psychology, he one of the nation's leading family therapists specializing in Hispanic families.

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Earlier this month, the Miller School received a $2.2 million five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to support innovative components of a newly created Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Masters in Public Health (MPH) program, in which Dr. Kornfeld is the director of the public health component.

The new program is one of a few in the country that enable students to earn both degrees in four years rather than the five years most MD/MPH. programs require. The creation of the program is in response to a severe shortage of physicians trained in public health and health care delivery.

For more information on what the program offers, visit: http://publichealth.med.miami.edu