Psychological stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders are associated with increased risk for age-related diseases, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this relationship are unknown. An international group of researchers from Germany and the U.S. has discovered a biochemical change in a specific gene that causes this risk, a finding that may lead to improved treatments for diseases of aging.
National Healthcare Quality Week, Oct. 19-25 10.21.2014
The Miller School of Medicine is celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week October 19-25. The national event recognizes health care professionals who are committed to quality and patient care.
Infectious Disease Researchers Awarded $1.2 Million to Integrate HIV Primary Care in Community Healthcare Settings 10.21.2014
Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases have been awarded $1.2 million by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a four-year project that will introduce a patient-centered medical home to integrate HIV primary care in the community healthcare setting.
Left on around the clock, a single desktop computer can emit more than 1,500 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere, directly contributing to Florida’s vulnerability to rising sea levels. So be sure to permanently set your computer to sleep or energy-saving mode, and turn it off when you leave for the day.
Open Enrollment Continues Through October 31 10.21.2014
Open Enrollment, which runs through October 31, is your annual opportunity to review, enroll in, or make changes to your medical, dental, flexible spending, and disability benefits. If you are currently participating in the University’s medical plan, please remember that your medical plan elections do not roll over.
Investigators preparing a resubmission of their unfunded extramural grant application (A0) can apply for support for the external scientific review of their proposal. The External Scientific Review Program for Grant Resubmissions is a mechanism developed by the Pilot and Collaborative Translational and Clinical Studies Program of the Miami CTSI to assist UM investigators in receiving consultation and feedback from experts.
Sylvester Opens United Way Raffle 10.21.2014
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has opened its raffle to support the 2014 United Way campaign.
A leading human geneticist at the Miller School has been honored for her lifelong contribution to psychiatric disease research. The 2014 Snow and Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG), was presented to Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.
In an afternoon ceremony at the Broward County Government Center in Fort Lauderdale on October 14, Charles Vogel, M.D., professor of medicine and Director of the Women’s Center at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach, received a proclamation recognizing Sylvester as one of three centers that diagnose and treat the vast majority of breast cancer patients in Broward County each year.
The University of Miami Health System has recently launched a new recycling initiative with Antos Environmental, which for nearly 26 years has been helping businesses “clean up their act,” by assisting hundreds of healthcare facilities, schools and other businesses across the nation reduce or prevent pollution.