People of Hispanic origin living in the U.S. are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and related cardiometabolic abnormalities, but the risk varies considerably among specific ethnic groups and according to other factors, including education and length of time living in the U.S. That is the primary finding of a study led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and published in the August issue of Diabetes Care, based on the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) and sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Researchers have long known that people of Hispanic background are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic Caucasians. However, most research has examined Hispanics as a whole, rather than looking at subgroups, such as Puerto Rican, Mexican and Cuban, and Central and South American.
In a push to bring healthcare further into the 21st Century at the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth, Richard J. Cote, M.D., is leading a transformation in the Department of Pathology that is redefining a sustainable and successful model for healthcare services across UHealth. Cote’s efforts were featured in the July issue of the College of American Pathologists’ CAP TODAY.
At a dramatic news conference on July 17, the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center announced the first successful three-way paired kidney exchange in the state of Florida. In the exchange, three families with a member needing a kidney transplant each found a match in one of the other families.
For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer has received the No. 1 ranking a total of 13 times and has been in the top two since the annual rankings began 25 years ago.
Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and public health sciences, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of Community Engagement at the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), was one of five editors for a supplement on the VA Healthcare System’s patient-centered medical homes published in the July issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Using interlocked hands, Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., assistant professor of family medicine and community health and director of behavioral medicine, illustrates the powerful connection between the mind and the body.