A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center clinician and researcher has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study predictive testing of ocular (or uveal) melanoma, one of the deadliest types of cancer.
“Our objective is to improve survival by developing highly accurate prognostic tests, based on biomarkers we discover in the lab,” said J. William Harbour, M.D., associate director for basic research at Sylvester, and the Mark J. Daily Chair and vice chairman for translational research at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Physician assistants can provide a great service in expanding the reach of mental health services to patients in underserved areas of the country, including some southern U.S. states where the need is greatest. However, psychiatrists would be wise to first familiarize themselves with the subtleties of regulations in their state before supervising PAs to avoid exposure to legal risks.
Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, working in collaboration with the inventors of a novel imaging technology at the Florida International University Department of Biomedical Engineering, are conducting a clinical study of a scanner that can see into tissue and monitor real-time physiological activity in diabetic foot ulcers.
A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine team has found a sharp rise in Zika virus cases in northeast Ecuador after a devastating earthquake on April 16, 2016. “We saw many pregnant women with typical signs of Zika on multiple UM medical missions to the affected region,” said Leonardo Tamariz, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Population Health and Computational Medicine.
When Eric Gibbs, a second-year student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, walks into one of the classrooms at the Debbie School, he’s often greeted by a gaggle of toddlers who love to playfully tackle him to the ground. “It’s generally the best part of my week,” said Gibbs, an M.D. candidate in the Class of 2019, who is going into pediatrics.
It’s about preventing infection without triggering autoimmunity. Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine identified a cellular protein and pathway that activates our immune system to fight against bacteria or virus infection. Too little and the infection progresses, too much and a person could develop an autoimmune condition.