We Are One U: Los Angeles


Join the UM Alumni Association, alumni, parents and friends to welcome our sixth president Julio Frenk. Hear about the groundbreaking ideas shaping UM’s next century, get inspired by a short, lively ’Cane Talk by a UM faculty member, and learn more about the many ways the U impacts our world.

President Julio Frenk

Meet President Julio Frenk

Meet President Julio Frenk and welcome him to the ’Canes family.  President Frenk joins the University of Miami as our president and holds an academic appointment as Professor of Public Health Sciences.  President Frenk joins us at a moment of tremendous excitement and promise. Learn more about the exciting ideas that are forming the University’s Roadmap to Our Next Century.


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 8-Minute ’Cane Talk: Leading with Attention: Optimizing Your Performance with Mindfulness

Amishi JhaIn today's dynamic environment, successful leaders must be attentive, adaptive, and agile. Navigating these demands can be stressful, particularly in high-pressure situations. The emerging field of contemplative neuroscience has shown that mindfulness training can bolster attention, decision-making, and mood in high-performance leaders. Amishi Jha, neuroscientist and associate professor of psychology, works with military generals, federal judges, and tech company leaders to research how we can optimize our best assets for success - our capacity to pay attention. Learn from one of the field's pioneers about the cutting-edge brain science of attention and mindfulness.