The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is making the rounds at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The challenge, which involves pouring a bucket of ice water over your own head, was created to help raise awareness of the neurodegenerative disorder, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and generate donations to ALS research.
Miller School of Medicine researchers have received three grants in the latest round of funding from the Florida Translational Research Program (FTRP), a state-funded initiative to advance drug discovery. All of the projects receiving awards focus on the discovery and development of novel small molecules for the treatment of disease, specifically cancer.
Knowing the size of the human genome, it is exciting to consider just how many molecular targets could represent an opportunity for therapeutic intervention. As part of an NIH Common Fund project called Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG), Stephan Schürer, Ph.D., research associate professor of molecular and cellular pharmacology, has received part of a $5.8 million grant.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is making a new state-of-the-art weapon available to its patients, becoming only the fourth facility in the U.S. and the first on the east coast to acquire an MRI-guided radiation therapy system from ViewRay Inc.
New Book by UM Experts Explores Complications in Patients Undergoing Medical Rehabilitation 08.19.2014
With more than three decades of experience, Diana D. Cardenas M.D., M.H.A., professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, knows the many medical complications that may occur in patients undergoing medical rehabilitation.
Resident physicians will now have access to the most comprehensive ultrasound and echocardiography simulator in the Southeast region, thanks to a project spearheaded by University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital physicians, residents and leaders, and funded by the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), the union that represents housestaff at UM/Jackson.
With 70 percent of Americans lacking the knowledge to perform CPR, the University of Miami, Jackson Health System, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, in collaboration with the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, will host CPR Day Miami, a free, countywide training event for participants 11 and older, on Saturday, September 6. Available at seven locations, the training sessions are offered multiple times.
The largest study in the U.S. of percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty procedures has found a significant decline in use of this procedure in the United States along with an overall increase in the cost and complication rate.
The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been going viral across the nation and around the world, raising awareness and, so far, more than $10 million for the ALS Association, funding research against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has been a leader in ALS research and is now joining the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”
Faculty and staff who visit the Coral Gables campus are in for a number of culinary surprises as students return and the University begins another exciting academic year. To enhance the campus dining experience, Dining Services has spent the summer carrying out its Dining Master Plan by adding new and healthy food choices and appealing venues to its offerings -- and new dining plans for faculty and staff.