News : 2012 : October

Marla and George Bergmann

Miller School Philanthropist and Friend George Bergmann Passes Away

George Bergmann, a successful South Florida businessman and philanthropist who left an indelible mark on the Miller School of Medicine, died at University of Miami Hospital on October 24 after a prolonged illness. He was 79.

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Surrounding Miami Project President Marc Buoniconti, seated, are, from left, Barth A. Green, M.D., Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., Governor Rick Scott, UM President Donna E. Shalala, student David Goldstein, and state Senator Anitere Flores.

Governor Scott Celebrates State’s New Concussion Protections at Miami Project

Recognizing the contributions of UM’s concussion experts and a high school soccer player lucky enough to be one of their patients, Governor Rick Scott visited The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis last week to officially sign into law a bill designed to safeguard Florida’s youth athletes from the potentially devastating consequences of brain injuries suffered on the playing field.

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