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Seven Sylvester Faculty Members Receive Awards at Zubrod Memorial Lecture 04.18.2019

Seven faculty members at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received awards of recognition at this year’s Zubrod Memorial Lecture.

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Sickle Cell Patient Shows No Sign of Disease After Bone Marrow Transplant at Sylvester 04.17.2019

A 31-year-old woman with sickle cell disease who had suffered with crippling pain all her life now shows no sign of the disease after being treated at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Florida Institute for Health Innovation Selected to Lead Regional Hurricane Response Hub 04.16.2019

The Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), according to Roderick K. King, M.D., M.P.H., director and assistant dean for public health education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and C.E.O. of FIHI.

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Second Look Day Draws Large Crowd of Top Potential Medical Students 04.16.2019

This year’s Second Look Day — an event in which accepted applicants who have not yet made a commitment are invited to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to learn more about what its academic programs have to offer — attracted a record number of participants.

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Providers Discuss Ethical Dilemmas of Electronic Health Records 04.16.2019

Should parents have the right to see a teen’s electronic health record? Will behavioral and mental health patients benefit from seeing notes from a therapist’s session? Should a college football player hoping for a professional career be dissuaded after a serious concussion?

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New Study Shows Stem Cells Can Be Given Safely to Stroke Patients with Catheterization Procedure 04.15.2019

A national study led by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher has shown that the delivery of stem cells to the brain using a tiny catheter introduced through the groin into the carotid artery in the brain is safe for patients with strokes.

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Miller School Medical Students, Graduate Students and Residents Shine at Research Conference 04.12.2019

Ernesto H. Weisson, a medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, won the Alving Award — the top prize — at the 2019 Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum, an annual four-day international conference held at the Miller School.

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Groundbreaking Clinical Trial to Study Overweight Individuals with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation 04.12.2019

A groundbreaking clinical trial at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine could lead to better outcomes for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, a dangerous irregular heartbeat.

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‘Lourdes’ Angels’ Donate Writing Tablets 04.11.2019

Recently, the Santana family, calling themselves “Lourdes’ Angels,” donated 40 writing tablets to surgeon David J. Arnold, M.D., a member of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, associate professor of otolaryngology, chief of surgery at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, and chief of head and neck surgery at UHealth Tower.

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An Unusual Mutation Type Explains the Nature of Late-Life Balance Problems 04.11.2019

Thanks to researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and their colleagues in the UK, it is now known that some cases of late-onset ataxia, called CANVAS syndrome, are caused by a particular genetic mutation.

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