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Researchers Develop More Accurate Test for Predicting Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk 11.26.2014

Researchers at cancer centers in Canada, the United Kingdom and the U.S., including the Miller School of Medicine’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, have developed a breakthrough diagnostic test to identify which men are most likely to have a recurrence of prostate cancer after localized treatment with surgery or radiotherapy.

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Scientists Awarded $2 Million to Treat Cognitive Dysfunction After Brain Injury 11.25.2014

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., Scientific Director of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Kinetic Concepts Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery, and Coleen Atkins, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery, have been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to further develop a promising compound that could potentially help millions suffering from brain injury.

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Former UM Physiology Chair Werner Loewenstein Passes Away 11.25.2014

Remembered for his bright intellect and expanding the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s scientific footprint, Werner Loewenstein, Ph.D., professor and former Chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, passed away on November 17.

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Renowned Neuropsychiatric Researcher Receives Distinguished Investigator Grant 11.25.2014

Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller professor and vice chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Associate Dean for Therapeutic Innovation, is one of 15 researchers nationally to receive a Distinguished Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

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Miller Student Receives AMA Recognition for Patient Education Initiative 11.25.2014

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine student Johanna Kreafle recently won an American Medical Association poster competition for a novel program she co-founded that educates patients about their health in the waiting room as part of their doctor visits.

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CTSI Boot Camp Offers Introduction to Translational Research 11.25.2014

At the eighth annual Foundations of Translational Research Boot Camp hosted November 17-21 by the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), students, fellows and early career investigators gained a better understanding of the translational research process.

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Patients Reunite to Celebrate Six Years of ISCI Clinical Trials 11.25.2014

Nearly 60 patients gathered recently to celebrate the sixth anniversary of patient clinical trials at the 2014 Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Patient Reunion at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Joshua M. Hare, M.D., ISCI’s founding director, said patients, faculty and staff have all contributed to make a major impact in the field of regenerative medicine.

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Miami Heat Partners with TeamUM United Way Campaign 11.25.2014

Three-time NBA champions, the Miami Heat, are once again partnering with the University of Miami to offer a limited number of tickets to upcoming regular season games in February. University of Miami faculty and staff who make their 2014 United Way contributions online through myUM by December 31 can receive two complimentary tickets to see the Miami Heat in action.

Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research 2016 Commercialization Grant Request for Proposals 11.25.2014

The Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research is accepting applications for its FY16 commercialization grant. The Coulter Center provides funding and expertise for projects that address an unmet clinical need, have commercial potential, are protectable and belong to the University of Miami.

Honoring a Miller School Giant 11.25.2014

Veteran University of Miami scientist William J. Whelan, Ph.D., D.Sc., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, recently celebrated his 90th birthday in the company of colleagues, family and friends.

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