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Neonatal Touch Therapy Pioneer Receives Golden Goose Award in Washington 09.19.2014

A long-time Miller School of Medicine developmental psychologist, whose touch therapy program has transformed the health of hundreds of premature infants, was honored in Washington, D.C., for her holistic treatment approach that was enhanced by research with rats.

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UHealth Celebrates Opening of Medical Center at Miami Jackson Senior High School 09.17.2014

With the cutting of a green ribbon, UHealth – The University of Miami Health System and Miami-Dade County Public Schools celebrated a first-of-its-kind healthcare partnership. Dozens of people attended the September 16 ribbon cutting for the ceremonial opening of the UHealth Medical Center at Miami Jackson Senior High School, which is designed to provide accessible and affordable healthcare.

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World-Renowned Psychiatric Researcher Receives Barnwell Award 09.17.2014

Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of the Division of Psychology, is one of only two 2014 recipients of the Veterans Health Administration John Blair Barnwell Award. The award is the highest honor for scientific achievement presented by the Clinical Science Research and Development division of the VA’s Office of Research and Development.

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UChart Implementation at Sylvester Marks Milestone in Patient Care 09.16.2014

In the next phase of the University’s electronic medical record (EMR) implementation to transform patient care, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth have launched the EMR system UChart at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (UMHC).

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Miller School Researchers Discover New Rare Neuromuscular Disease 09.16.2014

An international team of researchers led by geneticists at the Miller School of Medicine has discovered a completely new inherited neuromuscular disorder caused by a genetic mutation that interferes with the communication between nerves and muscles, and results in impaired muscle control.

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Notable Study Promotes Distinct Pannexin Conformations 09.16.2014

A study led by Gerhard Dahl, M.D., professor of physiology and biophysics, describes a significant finding that shows different stimuli can induce different conformations of a membrane channel with distinct conductance and permeability. Only one other channel, the P2X7 receptor, has been associated with such a phenomenon.

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Registration Opens for CTSI Translational Research Boot Camp 09.16.2014

The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has opened registration for its popular Foundations of Translational Research Boot Camp taking place November 17-21.

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Buy Tickets Now for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Spooktacular Luncheon to Benefit the United Way 09.16.2014

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the United Way of Miami-Dade are sponsoring a Spooktacular Luncheon, with food donated by many local restaurants, between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, October 27, in the Clinical Research Building, room 692. If

Dr. Joshua D. Lenchus Honored by Alma Mater 09.16.2014

Joshua D. Lenchus, D.O., R.Ph., associate professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine, has been recognized by Broward College as one of its most outstanding alumni. The Merit Award, presented to Lenchus at the September 12 Alumni Hall of Distinction Awards breakfast at the Renaissance Plantation Hotel, honors his distinguished career as a hospitalist and his zeal for his alma mater.

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Hussman Institute Co-Hosts Disparities Conference 09.16.2014

More than 160 physicians and researchers representing a wide variety of disciplines and nationalities gathered in Washington, D.C., on September 4-5 for the third annual “Why We Can’t Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine.” The conference, co-hosted by the Miller School and Stanford University School of Medicine, formally acknowledged the growing impact of health disparities on genomic medicine.

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