We Are One U: San Francisco

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It was wonderful to see so many 'Canes at our recent We Are One U event in San Francisco on September 27. The welcome that President Frenk received from the University of Miami alumni community was incredible, and we are so grateful that so many of you were there!

frenkMeet President Julio Frenk

Dr. Julio Frenk is the sixth president of the University of Miami. A fourth-generation physician whose paternal grandparents fled Germany in the 1930s for a new life in Mexico, Frenk’s gratitude for the kindness of strangers has inspired his career. He was previously dean of the faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and
T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development. As minister of health of Mexico, he expanded access to health care for more than 55 million uninsured people. Frenk was the founding director-general of the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico and held top positions at the Mexican Health Foundation, World Health Organization, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Carso Health Institute. He holds an M.D., a Master of Public Health, and joint Ph.D.s in medical care organization and sociology. He has authored more than 30 books and monographs, and was a recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award. Frenk is married to Dr. Felicia Knaul, a social-sector economist, and is the proud father of four children.


neil hammerschlagProfessor Neil Hammerschlag

The Secret Life of Sharks: the Global Race to Protect One of the Ocean’s Most Important Creatures.

Sharks are among the most mysterious and feared animals on the planet. Yet many shark species face their own deadly predator: humans. Faced with rising overfishing, shark populations around the world are suffering dramatic declines. Sharks play an important role in maintaining healthy oceans by keeping fish populations in check and removing weak and sick fish form the sea. Efforts to research and conserve sharks are complicated by the technical challenges of studying creatures who live below the ocean surface. Learn about the cutting-edge work of University of Miami Rosenstiel School research professor and shark scientist Neil Hammershlag and the team at UM’s Shark Research and Conservation Program to save the world’s sharks.

’Cane Talks are lively presentations by leading thinkers in the UM Community, illuminating the big questions we face in the next century.

An Amazing Network of New Faces, Old Friends

And of course 'Canes had a great time! See the photos of the crowd and check out the conversations on social media.  To get involved with the San Francisco 'Canes, visit their club page. Take advantage of the amazing alumni network in your area!

Thank you for the amazing support you give to the University of Miami!