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Bascom Palmer Study Shows Gene Therapy Safe for Rare Eye Disease 07.27.2017

Long-term results of the first-ever gene therapy clinical trial in the U.S. for a mitochondrial disease, Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, showed low and medium doses improved visual acuity in most patients when treated within one year of onset of visual loss. The study was conducted at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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UHealth and Miami Dolphins Announce Partnership at Hard Rock Stadium 07.26.2017

The Miami Dolphins and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System announced a partnership that will see the local health system serve as the official health care provider of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. Through the partnership, UHealth will have the entitlement to the southeast corner of Hard Rock Stadium.

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Dr. Guillermo Prado Receives Prestigious Award for Mentoring 07.25.2017

Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School and professor of public health sciences, received the Friend of ECPN (Early Career Preventionist Network) award at the 27th Annual Convention of the Society for Prevention Research for his dedication to transforming the lives of young professionals in his field.

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Employees Welcome Dean Abraham to the Miller School of Medicine 07.25.2017

Hundreds of faculty and staff turned out to talk with Edward Abraham, M.D., the new Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, at his first meet-and-greet in the Schoninger Research Quadrangle on July 18. After brief welcoming remarks about the enormous potential of the Miller School and his enthusiasm for the opportunity, Dean Abraham talked with employees and students who were eager to introduce themselves.

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Dolphins Foundation Partners with UM Sports Medicine Institute on High School Concussion Program 07.24.2017

The Miami Dolphins Foundation, through their revamped Youth Programs platform, has partnered with the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute and KiDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis to sponsor The University of Miami Countywide Concussion Care High School Program for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In all, the program will impact more than 15,000 high school student athletes per year.

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Study Shows Removal of Invasive Shrub Can Help Reduce Malaria Transmission 07.24.2017

Removing the flowers of the invasive shrub Prosopis juliflora from mosquito-prone areas might be a simple way to help reduce malaria transmission, according to a new study co-authored by John Beier, Sc.D., a world-renowned University of Miami Miller School of Medicine entomologist, professor of public health sciences and director of the Division of Environmental and Public Health.

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Aspiring UM Music Conductor Becomes First LASIK Patient at Lennar 07.24.2017

University of Miami music student Craig McKenzie was the first patient to receive high-tech LASIK surgery from a Bascom Palmer Eye Institute surgeon at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient center on UM’s Coral Gables campus. “I knew that I was in the right place as soon as I walked in the door,” he said.

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UHealth Establishes Policy Steering Committee 07.21.2017

To help harmonize policies among UHealth’s three affiliated hospitals, the University of Miami Health System has established the UHealth Policy Steering Committee. Chaired by Dr. Thinh Tran, UHealth chief clinical officer and chief operating officer, the UPSC will be responsible for guiding the policy process at Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, University of Miami Hospital, and University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics.

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Dr. Alexandre Abreu Receives University of Miami Distinguished Clinician Award 07.21.2017

Alexandre R. Abreu, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, has been selected as the junior faculty recipient of the 2017 University of Miami Distinguished Clinician Award. The annual award is given by the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to an exemplary clinician selected by the division chiefs and department chairman.

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Florida’s American Legion Auxiliary Hosts Successful Fundraiser for the Debbie School 07.20.2017

Thanks to a generous gift from the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, children at the Debbie School at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Mailman Center for Child Development will soon have additional resources to help them embrace their creative and learning skills.

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