UHealth Parkinson’s Experts Continue to Advance Deep Brain Stimulation with Newer Surgical Options 02.20.2019
Neurologists and neurosurgeons at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System are continuing to advance Deep Brain Stimulation for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Among the health system’s latest surgical advances, the team recently became the first in the eastern U.S. and the second in the nation to implant the Vercise Cartesia Directional Lead.
Mentoring another medical professional may seem like a one-sided practice, but these interactions often benefit both parties. Sometimes the benefit for the physician mentor is unexpected, as was the case for UHealth urologist Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D. He recently found out he won the 2019 Florida Award for Advocate Excellence from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
For patients with dangerous irregular heartbeats, the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at UHealth — the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine offers leading-edge personalized care.
Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was the inaugural speaker in Dean Henri R. Ford’s Interdisciplinary Research Lecture Series. Dr. Thomas’s lecture was titled “An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach for the Prevention and Early Detection of Viral Hepatitis-induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma.”
The work of several University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and residents was highlighted at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s James J. Byrnes Future of Medicine Poster Symposium, held February 7 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Among them was third-year M.D./MPH student Nicole Lin, who won second place for her project “Prevalence of Physical and Psychological Trauma in an Asylum Seeking Cohort.”
Faculty Senate Announces Award Recipients 02.11.2019
The Faculty Senate voted unanimously at its January 30 meeting to honor two exceptional members of the University of Miami faculty with its prestigious awards, the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award and the Outstanding Teaching Award, at its annual awards ceremony on April 8.
Miller School Pediatric Team Carefully Monitors Zika-Exposed Infants for Developmental Delays 02.11.2019
Two years after a Zika virus outbreak in South Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America, a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine pediatric team is carefully monitoring more than 75 children who were exposed to the virus but do not have visible birth defects.
A national fellowship grant and a young investigator award at a major medical conference highlight the early achievements of a Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center trainee in the Sheila and David Fuente Graduate Program in Cancer Biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Neurologists and researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System have begun screening study participants for a new national Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical study to evaluate the potential benefits of an investigational medicine for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s.
UHealth Teamwork Brings Injured State Trooper Back from the Brink and Readies Him for Return to Duty 02.06.2019
When the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue helicopter touched down on the roof of Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital on January 9, a trauma team was waiting. As its doors opened, however, the team didn’t rush forward to help speed a patient to the advanced emergency treatment offered on the floors below. Instead, they clapped and cheered.