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Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient in Pilot BioHub Trial 08.26.2015

The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, announced today that the first patient in its clinical trial to test for the first time a novel transplant technique for insulin-producing cells was successfully completed.

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Dr. Omaida C. Velazquez Named Chair of Department of Surgery 08.25.2015

Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., professor of surgery, radiology, and biochemistry and molecular biology, and David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, has been named Chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, after a thorough search that reviewed the most talented leaders in the surgical field in the U.S.

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Major Gifts Lifted Miller School’s Momentum2 Campaign Over the $1 Billion Mark 08.25.2015

“Done.” When he uttered that single word at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine’s May 9 commencement ceremony, Stuart Miller, chair of UM’s Momentum2Medical campaign, helped carry the school past its $1 billion fundraising goal.

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Sylvester Researcher Contributes to Study Linking Molecular Factor with Inflammatory Response 08.25.2015

A genetics researcher at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has contributed to a multi-center study linking a molecular factor with the body’s inflammatory response.

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Miller School Part of Statewide Research Consortium Receiving $7.9 Million 08.25.2015

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is part of a statewide partnership that has received a three-year, $7.9 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, to support patient-centered health care research throughout Florida and the country. The partnership includes the University of Florida, Florida State University, health care systems, health plans, providers and patients.

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Early Study Finds Many Parents Not Shielding Babies from Sun’s Harmful Rays 08.25.2015

Despite routine warnings about the dangers of extreme sun exposure, many parents are not taking appropriate steps to protect their babies. That’s the finding of a small study conducted by skin cancer experts at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Dr. David Rosow Quantifies Cost of Teacher Vocal Absenteeism 08.25.2015

Because of prolonged and intense use of their voices in the classroom, teachers suffer vocal impairments at a rate much higher than the general population.

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Miller School Signs Research Agreement for Artificial Intelligence Approach to Heart Disease 08.25.2015

The Miller School of Medicine is entering into a new collaboration with Berg, a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company, this time to battle cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. There is a critical unmet need for markers for early detection of cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. The collaboration will utilize artificial intelligence to unlock new methods to battle the disease through the discovery of new markers.

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Full Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program is Cause for Celebration 08.25.2015

An unexpected summer downpour may have driven the festivities indoors, but nothing could dampen spirits last week when researchers and administrators gathered to celebrate the good news that the University of Miami’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) had been awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

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Join Team UHealth for the Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide 08.25.2015

Please join Team UHealth, in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in the annual Out of the Darkness Walk to raise money and awareness to help prevent suicide. The walk takes place on Sunday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning at the Stanford Rock on the Coral Gables campus.

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