Dr. Teshamae Monteith with her patient Cherise Irons. Video & Photo Gallery

New Treatment Options at UM Provide Relief for Migraine Sufferers

For nearly 10 years, Cherise Irons suffered migraines so intense she sometimes blacked out while driving her car. Ultimately, it affected her ability to continue in her role as assistant principal at a Maryland high school. “It's affecting my sleep. My appetite is gone, I'm starting to feel tingling in my fingers and toes,” she said, recalling a low point in her battle against migraines.

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ORBEYE video microscope, courtesy of Olympus.

Miller School Performs First-Ever Male Fertility Microsurgery Using Innovative Imaging Tool

A new imaging tool has the potential to transform microsurgical procedures for many specialties, including male fertility surgery. Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery and assistant professor of urology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and his team performed the first-ever male infertility microsurgery in Florida using the ORBEYE, a 4K-3D video microscope.

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Nanette Vega, Ed.D., left, and medical student Tizeta Wolde.

Restorative Practice Program Offers Medical Students Insights on Building an Inclusive Culture

Tizeta Wolde appreciates the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s efforts to support diversity, inclusion and equity. A second-year medical student whose family is from Ethiopia, Wolde is actively involved in the school’s new Restorative Practice Program. “We meet monthly, talk about our experiences and learn from each other,” said Wolde.

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Innovative Clinical Trial to Test Stem Cells for Reducing Alcohol Intake and Mood Symptoms

Along with education and clinical care, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences conducts research into a wide range of disorders. “We have a number of ongoing clinical trials into depression, anxiety, addictions, post-traumatic stress disorders and other issues,” said Gabriela Vargas, M.B.A., project manager of the Behavioral Research Assessment Center.

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UM Initiates CAR-T Clinical Trial in Myasthenia Gravis

Neuromuscular experts with the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine will launch a Phase 1/2 clinical trial (NCT04146051) using the CAR-T drug, Descartes-08, to treat patients with generalized myasthenia gravis.

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