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NHLBI Director Calls for Bold Research Ideas to Address Challenging Conditions and Health Inequities

Dr. Gary H. Gibbons

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From population health to genetics to molecular studies, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers can help the nation address challenging health conditions and overcome health inequities, according to Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health.

“We need bold new ideas at every level,” said Dr. Gibbons, who delivered a talk on “Seizing Unprecedented Opportunities in Discovery Science” on December 12 as part of Dean Henri R. Ford’s Distinguished Lecture Series. More than 100 Miller school faculty, fellows, residents and students packed the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education to hear Dr. Gibbons discuss the NHLBI’s scientific research and academic career development programs.

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First-year medical student Veronica Betancur, left, and neuroscience graduate student Christine Ryan play with the therapy dogs. Video & Photo Gallery

Wellness Week Shows Medical Students the Importance of Reducing Stress

As irresistibly adorable dogs jumped happily among groups of squealing, laughing medical students sitting on the floor of the student lounge on Monday, second-year student Christine Nunez explained why the Wellness Advisory Council is sponsoring the Miller School of Medicine’s third annual Student Wellness Week.

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Remains of the shantytown in Marsh Harbour where undocumented migrants had settled.

The ‘Double Environmental Injustice’ of Climate Change

Hurricane Dorian’s catastrophic trek across the northwest Bahamas highlighted one of the cruelest ironies associated with the changing climate: the small-island states that produce negligible greenhouse gas emissions are among the most vulnerable to hurricanes that have grown stronger, wetter, and slower-moving over the decades.

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From left, Kim Popendorf, Ph.D., with Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Researchers Receive State Funding to Study Human Impact of Harmful Algal Blooms

Researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, have been awarded state funds that support research efforts to improve the understanding of the potential long-term human-health impacts of harmful blue-green algal blooms (HABs). The Florida Department of Health announced the award on December 9.

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Dr. Thomas Wakefield, director of the cardiovascular center at the University of Michigan, presents the Jobst Lecture plaque to Dr. Omaida Velazquez.

Dr. Omaida Velazquez Presents Conrad Jobst Lecture on ‘Innovations in Critical Limb Ischemia’

Cellular and genetic therapies may hold the key to better outcomes for patients suffering from critical limb ischemia, a condition in which a serious obstruction of the arteries reduces blood flow to the feet, legs or hands, according to Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., the David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., center, with members of the Miller School’s All of Us research team. Video & Photo Gallery

Miller School Participation in Landmark ‘All of Us’ Research Program Marks First Anniversary

A year after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched its 10-year All of Us Research Program, a regional team led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty has achieved remarkable success in recruiting participants who are under-represented in medical research, including individuals from black and Latino ancestry.

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