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Comprehensive Diabetes Center at Lennar awarded ADA Certificate of Recognition

The University of Miami Health System’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center, located in The Lennar Foundation Medical Center on UM’s Coral Gables campus, has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the American Diabetes Association. The center received the certification, which extends through October 1, 2021, for the high quality of its diabetes self-management education program.

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Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H. Video & Photo Gallery

Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez Reappointed to NIOSH Construction Sector Council

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of public health sciences and deputy director of the Miami Occupational Research Group, has been reappointed to the Construction Sector Council of the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. Its goal is to stimulate innovative occupational health and safety research, and improve workplace practices and well-being.

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From left, Rosie Curiel, Psy.D., David Loewenstein, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Crocco, M.D.

Miller School Introduces Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has renamed the Center on Aging as the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging, reflecting a growing emphasis on brain research, diagnostic and clinical services, and educational programs. “Our mission is to be a national and international leader in cognitive neuroscience,” said newly appointed director David Loewenstein, Ph.D.

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More ancient skulls bearing evidence of trepanation — a telltale hole surgically cut into the cranium — have been found in Peru than the combined number found in the rest of the world.

Holes in the Head

According to a new study led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s David S. Kushner, M.D., trepanation was so expertly practiced in ancient Peru that the survival rate for the procedure during the Incan Empire was about twice that of the American Civil War — when, more three centuries later, soldiers were trepanned presumably by better trained, educated and equipped surgeons.

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Bromeliad with retained water.

Miller School Study Confirms Ornamental Bromeliads Contribute to Zika Mosquito Breeding

A new study led by public health researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that ornamental bromeliad plants contribute to breeding of the Aedes aegypti mosquito — a key culprit in the Zika virus outbreak that hit Miami-Dade County and other areas of Florida and the Americas in 2016. In addition to Zika, bites from the Aedes aegypti mosquito can spread dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya.

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