Carolyn and Dr. Glen Beneby with Dr. Robert Starke.

UHealth Neurosurgeon Performs Lifesaving Procedure on Bahamian Chief Medical Officer

UHealth neurosurgeon Robert Starke, M.D., successfully diagnosed and surgically treated a former chief medical officer from the Bahamas who suffered a rare vascular condition in the brain. In December 2016 Glen Beneby, M.D., suddenly blacked out and collapsed. He then experienced cognitive decline and weakness on the left side of his body, and after being misdiagnosed he was ultimately referred to Starke.

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Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., with Gilberto Lopes, M.D., M.B.A. Video & Photo Gallery

Sylvester Shares its Cancer Expertise to Improve Care in Other Countries

Global Oncology and International Programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently established new partnerships in South America, collaborated on an international symposium in Brazil, and hosted the first annual Global Oncology Research Dialogue at Sylvester.

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Mehdi Mirsaeidi, M.D., M.P.H.

Researcher Identifies Increased Survival Factors for Sarcoidosis Patients with Lung Transplants

Sarcoidosis patients have better outcomes with lung transplants than patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Their survival outlook is also greater when the donor is young or white, or when receiving a double lung transplant, according to a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher who is an expert on this rare inflammatory lung disease.

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Dr. Maria T. Abreu with Dr. Stephan R. Targan, who nominated her for AAP membership.

Dr. Maria T. Abreu Inducted into Association of American Physicians

Maria T. Abreu, M.D., professor of medicine and professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and the Martin H. Kalser Chair in Gastroenterology, has been inducted into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (AAP). Induction into the association, which was founded in 1885 for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine,” is considered an exceptional honor.

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From left, Cindy L. Munro, Ph.D., RN, Otto Yang, M.D., Michael Weinstein, Julio Frenk, Jorge Saavedra, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.P.M., José Szapocznik, Ph.D., Hansel Tookes, M.D., M.P.H., Adriane Gelpi, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sunil Rao, Ph.D., Andrea Calo and Mitzi Tanaka.

Partnership to Tackle Research and Advocacy on Global Health Issues

To pursue critically needed scientific knowledge on global health issues, the University of Miami and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) recently announced the launch of the AHF Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami. The partnership will allow researchers to generate objective evidence that can lead to improvements in public health policy at the global, regional, national and local levels.

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