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Miller School Scientific Giant Dr. Eckhard Podack Passes Away 10.08.2015

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt sent this message on Thursday: It is with great sadness that I let you know that our dear friend, colleague and mentor Eckhard Podack passed away today at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester after an extraordinary fight for his life.

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Scientists at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Test New Gene Therapy for Vision Loss 10.07.2015

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a novel mouse model for the vision disorder Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), and found that they can use gene therapy to improve visual function in the mice. LHON is one of many diseases tied to gene mutations that damage the tiny energy factories that our cells, called mitochondria.

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Novel Stem Cell Therapy Changes Life for Federal Agent Saved by UHealth Cardiologists 10.06.2015

Surrounded by reporters and TV cameras, and wearing exercise clothing, UHealth patient Noel Zuniga ran hard on a treadmill at University of Miami Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. His workout during a press briefing on October 2 was a way of demonstrating how UHealth doctors changed his life for the better in the past year through a novel stem cell procedure that has healed much of the damage to his heart.

Read more about the effect of stem cells on damaged hearts »

Up Close with Dr. Alejandra Perez: ‘Every day I go home with a great feeling of accomplishment’ 10.06.2015

Alejandra Perez, M.D., joined Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center earlier this year as Medical Director of the Broward Breast Oncology Group. She is triple board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology and has published more than 20 scientific papers and abstracts on breast cancer.

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Lancet Report on Women and Health Presented at the Miller School 10.06.2015

On October 1, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences, hosted an event at the Lois Pope LIFE Center to discuss the findings of a new report on women and health, which was recently published in The Lancet. The report found that women’s contribution to health care constitutes nearly 5 percent of global GDP, $3 trillion, but nearly half is unpaid and unrecognized.

Read more about Dr. Knaul's Lancet report on women and health »

Dr. Charles B. Nemeroff Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award 10.06.2015

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine psychiatrist Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., was honored by the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) with its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his research into the biological basis of depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Sylvester Selected for ASCO Quality Initiative Pilot Project 10.06.2015

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has earned another notch of recognition for its quality initiatives. The cancer center has been selected as one of only 20 beta sites in the nation to participate in a next-generation version of quality data gathering for the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI).

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Sports Legends Dinner Celebrates 30 Years of Breakthroughs 10.06.2015

Thirty years after NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti promised his newly paralyzed son, Marc, they would see a cure for spinal cord injuries one day, father and son are ever closer to that goal, thanks in large part to the 30th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner they’ll host tonight in New York City.

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UHealth Pediatric Cardiac Specialists Transplant Baby’s Heart, Conduct Advanced Genetic Testing 10.06.2015

A news conference last week announced that 6-month-old Eliana Mendez was heading home after undergoing a heart transplant and numerous procedures by UHealth pediatric cardiac specialists Paolo Rusconi, M.D., and Eliot R. Rosenkranz, M.D.

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Italian Biomedical Researchers Visit Miller School to Discuss Collaboration Opportunities 10.06.2015

A delegation of Italian scientists and biomedical engineering specialists visited the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine on October 1 to explore potential multi-disciplinary collaborations in nanotechnology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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