The Miami Dolphins and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System announced a partnership that will see the local health system serve as the official health care provider of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. Through the partnership, UHealth will have the entitlement to the southeast corner of Hard Rock Stadium.
“We are excited to partner with UHealth on this agreement,” said Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium President & CEO Tom Garfinkel. “They have a passion of delivering innovative, compassionate and first class service that aligns with Hard Rock Stadium’s vision as a global entertainment destination.”
Long-term results of the first-ever gene therapy clinical trial in the U.S. for a mitochondrial disease, Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, showed low and medium doses improved visual acuity in most patients when treated within one year of onset of visual loss. The study was conducted at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School and professor of public health sciences, received the Friend of ECPN (Early Career Preventionist Network) award at the 27th Annual Convention of the Society for Prevention Research for his dedication to transforming the lives of young professionals in his field.
Hundreds of faculty and staff turned out to talk with Edward Abraham, M.D., the new Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, at his first meet-and-greet in the Schoninger Research Quadrangle on July 18. After brief welcoming remarks about the enormous potential of the Miller School and his enthusiasm for the opportunity, Dean Abraham talked with employees and students who were eager to introduce themselves.
The Miami Dolphins Foundation, through their revamped Youth Programs platform, has partnered with the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute and KiDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis to sponsor The University of Miami Countywide Concussion Care High School Program for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In all, the program will impact more than 15,000 high school student athletes per year.
Removing the flowers of the invasive shrub Prosopis juliflora from mosquito-prone areas might be a simple way to help reduce malaria transmission, according to a new study co-authored by John Beier, Sc.D., a world-renowned University of Miami Miller School of Medicine entomologist, professor of public health sciences and director of the Division of Environmental and Public Health.