Joao Braghiroli, M.D., and Oddone Braghiroli, M.D., just had the best family reunion ever. Born in Salvador, Brazil, the brothers reunited in Rio de Janeiro as medical volunteers for the Olympics. When not hard at work, they made the most of their time in Rio, because they knew they’d soon find themselves on different continents.
Zeroing in on Zika 08.24.2016
Mosquito-borne transmission of the Zika virus appeared in South Florida just recently, but UHealth physicians are already busy counseling prospective parents and treating pregnant women, and UM scientists are working overtime to bring diagnostic and therapeutic responses from the laboratory to the clinic — some possibly by the end of this year.
Xi “Steven” Chen, Ph.D., a member of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor of biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, has received a $1.8 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute. The funding will be used to conduct research in precision medicine for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), using statistical genomics approaches.
Research Finding Offers Hope for Treating or Preventing Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease 08.16.2016
A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher has found that inhibiting or reducing oxidative stress on podocytes, key cells of the kidney filter, can prevent their damage, suggesting a potential new target for treating patients and reducing progression of chronic kidney disease.
Anne Burdick, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean for Telehealth and Community Outreach at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been appointed to the newly created Florida Telehealth Advisory Council. She is one of 13 health professionals in the state selected to serve on the council.
Kari Riddle, M.S., an athletic trainer at UHealth Sports Medicine-Plantation, was named the 2016 Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida (ATAF). She received the award on July 16 during the association’s annual meeting.
Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., Director of the KIDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Director of the Concussion Program at UHealth Sports Medicine, has received a 2016 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award for her work in promoting healthy lifestyles and impactful safety initiatives.
University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) has initiated a virtual private network (VPN) upgrade, which provides the University community with more efficient external connectivity to resources within the University of Miami network. On September 30, the legacy VPN solution at the Medical Campus (sg.med.miami.edu) will be consolidated to the new VPN solution: remote.miami.edu.
Adrian K. Reynolds, Ph.D., has joined the education team at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in a multidisciplinary role that involves building teaching and learning skills, and reaching out to middle and high school students in the community. Reynolds will also look closely at the varied learning styles and study skills of the Miller School’s students to help them flourish in a demanding academic environment.
As the Olympics enter week two, the games are already over for some UHealth physicians who served as medical volunteers in Rio. But even as the first doctors to journey to Rio are now home – back with unforgettable memories and stories of amazing medical accomplishments — a second wave of UHealth clinicians has arrived at the games, ready to help the best athletes in the world should they be injured.