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Our Approach to Health Care Must Be Global, President Frenk Advises in Gross Lecture 11.22.2017

University of Miami President Julio Frenk drew a dramatic, urgent picture of the United States’ deep connection to global health and the dangerous consequences of any possible retrenchment from the global arena as he delivered the 14th Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Endowed Lecture on Nov. 16.

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Dr. Lee Kaplan Presented with The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine 11.21.2017

At a ceremony overlooking the University of Miami’s athletic fields, Lee D. Kaplan, M.D., chief of the University of Miami’s Division of Sports Medicine, became the first holder of The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine. Kaplan was presented with the chair at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center November 9 before family, friends, and colleagues.

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MAVEN Project Telehealth Initiative to Improve Access to Specialty Care for Underserved Populations 11.21.2017

Throughout Miami-Dade County, patients without health insurance frequently face long waits for specialty care. But the collaborative MAVEN Project, launched Friday, November 17, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Mailman Center for Child Development, promises to make a big difference by connecting patients to volunteer physicians through mobile clinics equipped with telehealth systems.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards Prestigious Grant to Sylvester to Accelerate Epigenetic Research 11.20.2017

Recognizing the expertise, proven success record and promise of further discovery, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has awarded a Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant to a 12-member team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The team is led by Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester.

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UM and CIC Miami Establish South Florida’s First Shared Wet Lab for Early-Stage Biomedical Startup 11.17.2017

The University of Miami and the Cambridge Innovation Center in Miami (CIC Miami) have partnered to establish South Florida’s first shared wet lab space for early stage biomedical startups. Years in the making, it is the final step in attracting and fostering biomedical discoveries in the South Florida region.

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December 1 is Extended Deadline for Miami Winter Symposium Abstracts and Fee Waivers 11.17.2017

Friday, December 1, is the extended deadline for submission of abstracts and applications for fee waivers for the 2018 Miami Winter Symposium, “Stem Cells – Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Therapies,” which will be held January 28-31, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

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A Step Closer to Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine in Cancer 11.17.2017

New findings by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center may prove to be an important solution to one of the more difficult problems faced in the field of precision medicine when it comes to treating cancer. An article reporting their findings, “Discordancy Partitioning for Validating Potentially Inconsistent Pharmacogenomic Studies,” was published online November 9 by Scientific Reports.

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Renowned Harrington Medical Training Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary 11.15.2017

Peru’s former Minister of Health Patricia Jannet Garcia Funegra, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Panamanian infectious disease specialist Nestor Sosa, M.D., and Brazilian oncologist Paulo M.G. Hoff, M.D., Ph.D., are three of the 464 Latin American and Caribbean physicians who have gained invaluable clinical and research knowledge in the past five decades through the William J. Harrington Medical Training Programs.

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UM Team Studying Effects of Cannabinoids on Concussion Visits Experts in Israel 11.15.2017

Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., research professor of neurological surgery and director of the concussion program at the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute, visited experts in Israel this month with some members of her multidisciplinary team leading a study on the effectiveness of cannabinoids in treating mild traumatic brain injury.

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Study: AI Helps Identify Patients at High Risk for Repeat Penetrating Trauma 11.15.2017

Artificial intelligence can help predict which patients with penetrating trauma are most likely to return with repeat injury in the future, a new study published online October 18 by JAMA Surgery reveals. Identifying people at higher risk could allow physicians to know when to take more aggressive preventive action.

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