UHealth CEO Edward Abraham, M.D., and Miller School Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., joined forces Wednesday evening to express their gratitude for the impressive accomplishments of the past year and to chart an ambitious path forward in their first “State of UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine” address.
“It’s a particularly propitious time to do this because the past year has been a really great year, very positive on all fronts for the medical center,” said Dr. Abraham, who is also executive vice president for health affairs. “We have to be a wonderful provider of care with destination programs that attract patients locally, nationally and internationally because of their innovation and excellence.”
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., dean of the University of Miami Graduate School and professor of public health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was named president of the Society of Preventative Research (SPR).
Researchers are always seeking a better method of stroke prevention than aspirin, but a recent multi-center study that included the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine showed that oral anticoagulants presented no significant benefit for preventing recurrent stroke for patients with embolic strokes of undetermined source (ESUS).
Recent advances in regenerative medicine and the promise of future therapeutics based on stem cell research came together in a series of presentations at the 2019 ISCI Symposium. A welcome and introduction by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., kicked off the event, which the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) hosted at the Lois Pope LIFE Center.
Jodie Barkin, M.D. ’11, admires his father’s commitment to patients with pancreatic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders. “My dad is a godfather in the field of pancreatology,” he says. “It’s very special for me to work with him as a partner, mentor, and colleague. He’s a great role model for having an accomplished career in academic medicine.”
The University of Miami officially launched CHARM — its new Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health — at a reception held June 11 at the Miller School of Medicine. CHARM is funded by a four-year $3.32 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Researchers may apply for up to two $50,000 pilot program awards annually. Initial proposals are due in November, with funding awarded in January of 2020.