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Treatment for Heart Failure in Mice May Also Help Humans 02.20.2017

As the heart progresses toward heart failure, it produces high levels of a protein called Osteopontin, which is known to activate pathological remodeling of the heart. Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, and a team of investigators decided to see if they could find a way to block Osteopontin signaling to prevent — or possibly even reverse — heart failure.

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Dr. Antonella Tosti Receives First Fredric Brandt Endowed Professorship 02.17.2017

Already renowned for her work in hair and nail diseases, Antonella Tosti, M.D., a professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded the first Fredric Brandt Endowed Professorship.

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Sylvester Recognized for Patient Satisfaction by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 02.15.2017

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, recently received four stars as part of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, conducted on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Sylvester was the only hospital in Miami-Dade County to receive four stars.

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Diagnosing and Treating Broken Heart Syndrome 02.15.2017

Broken Heart Syndrome, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, primarily affects middle-aged women who are going through emotional distress. Mauricio Cohen, M.D., an interventional cardiologist and researcher with UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, treats women with the condition, which can be triggered by any number of stressful events.

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Thousands Support Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Dolphins Cancer Challenge 02.12.2017

A brilliantly sunny South Florida Saturday warmed the already upbeat spirit of the Dolphins Cancer Challenge VII on February 11, as 4,000 participants and volunteers cycled, ran, walked or performed countless tasks to support the search for cancer cures at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Miller School of Medicine Continues Its Rise in NIH Research Grant Rankings 02.10.2017

The Miller School of Medicine rose two positions in the national rankings of medical schools based on research grants received from the National Institutes of Health during the 2016 federal fiscal year. The NIH grants are vital for advancing research that leads to a greater understanding of a wide variety of diseases and public health issues.

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Honoring Women in Academic Medicine and Their Achievements 02.10.2017

Women in Academic Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Committee of Interns and Residents at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted the annual Evening of Fellowship on January 23, honoring recent successes and achievements of the Miller School’s women faculty. The event began with networking among attendees from various departments, including many chairs and center directors.

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Stroke Stent-Retriever Device Saves Patient with Blocked Coronary Artery 02.10.2017

When a heart attack patient with a clot blocking his left main artery arrived at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Cesar E. Mendoza, M.D., attempted unsuccessfully to restore blood flow using conventional balloon angioplasty. He remembered colleague Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D., reporting success capturing and removing the clots of stroke patients using a stent-retriever device and asked him to attempt the same technique on his patient.

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Sylvester Breast Cancer Patient Celebrates Final Chemo Session at The Lennar Center 02.09.2017

When Ileana Cohn, a Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center breast cancer patient, scheduled her 16th, and final, chemotherapy session at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center for Feb. 8, she told her husband, Andy, “I want a celebration.” She could hardly have imagined the lengths to which he and staffers at The Lennar Center would go to make the afternoon special.

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Could OTC Medications Help Treat Alcohol Abuse? 02.09.2017

Researchers have long wondered if medications could treat alcohol abuse. Ihsan Salloum, M.D., chief of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, hopes to answer that question in part with a new clinical trial to determine if two over-the-counter (OTC) medications can diminish alcohol abuse in diagnosed bipolar patients.

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