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Renowned Oncologist to Deliver Sylvester’s 2016 Zubrod Memorial Lecture 04.28.2016

Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., a renowned oncologist and winner of the National Medal of Science in 1997, will headline Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 17th annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session on Tuesday, May 10.

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Familias Unidas Family Tells Congress About UM Prevention Program 04.28.2016

Lidiana Baster and her son Brandon Raymond are living healthier lives, thanks to Familias Unidas, an innovative University of Miami Miller School of Medicine program for Hispanic families. On April 19, the Miami family members told members of Congress about the positive impact of Familias Unidas at a Washington briefing on “Supporting Healthy Parenting through Primary Care.”

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UHealth Cardiologist Sees Life-Saving Benefits in ECG Screening of Youth and College Athletes 04.27.2016

Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology, and the American Heart Association Chair in Cardiovascular Research, has written a pair of journal articles supporting electrocardiographic (ECG) screening of college athletes and, in principle, screening of children and adolescents not involved in sports.

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UM Study Links Neighborhood Greenness to Reduction in Chronic Diseases among Miami-Dade Seniors 04.27.2016

A new study of a quarter-million Miami-Dade County Medicare beneficiaries, led in part by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, showed that higher levels of neighborhood greenness, including trees, grass and other vegetation, were linked to a significant reduction in the rate of chronic illnesses, particularly in low- to middle-income neighborhoods.

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Neurologists Publish Editorial on Stroke Study in New England Journal of Medicine 04.25.2016

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., professor and Chairman of Neurology, and Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders, and Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and Vice Chair for Clinical Translational Research, have published an editorial, “The Value of Urgent Specialized Care for TIA and Minor Stroke,” in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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*** Reminder: This Newsletter is Now Published Twice a Month *** 04.19.2016

Our schedule has changed. e-Update is now published twice a month, on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The next issue will be published on Tuesday, May 17. The deadline for submissions will be the prior Wednesday, May 11, at noon.

Islet Transplantation Moves Toward an Approved Treatment for Severe Type 1 Diabetes 04.19.2016

An unprecedented collaborative study across North America has found that islet transplantation was effective in preventing severe hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar levels, in the treatment of the most severe forms of type 1 diabetes. Eight centers including the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, participated in the trial.

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Senate Presents Highest Honors to Three Miller School Faculty Members 04.19.2016

The Faculty Senate last week bestowed its highest honors on Laurence R. Sands, M.D., M.B.A., and Eugene R. Schiff, M.D., two pioneering physicians at the Miller School of Medicine. For the first time, the Senate also conferred a Special Senate Award posthumously, recognizing Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., the late researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, for his life-saving discoveries.

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Florida Health Care Professionals Explore Ethical Issues from AIDS to Zika 04.19.2016

A distinguished group of national clinicians, researchers and policymakers took a close look at ethrics-related issues at “Florida Ethics: Debates, Decisions, Solutions,” an April 8 conference sponsored by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and the Florida Bioethics Network.

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New Cognitive Stress Test Can Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease 04.19.2016

A cognitive stress test co-developed by a Miller School researcher is highly effective in detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published recently in a national journal. “We could see a clear difference between people who had normal cognition and those with preclinical stages of cognitive impairment,” said David Loewenstein, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

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