Studying a Catalyst for Blood Cancers 04.25.2017
Mingjiang Xu, M.D., Ph.D., cancer researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and colleagues have been studying the protein TET2, a tumor suppressor, for several years. They recently published a paper in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, which describes how TET2 loss can open the door for mutations that drive myeloid, lymphoid, and other cancers.
A new teaching model developed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine educates residents and fellows on how to effectively redirect patients during difficult interactions. Called “The 7Cs protocol,” it provides a framework for junior physicians to act, versus react, during stressful patient encounters.
Art MD, a non-profit organization founded by a group of residents and faculty at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital with the mission of creating art-based health promotion campaigns, has its “Smoke Out” tobacco-cessation exhibit on display at UM’s Donna E. Shalala Student Center through May 13. All of the art pieces presented seek to inspire the viewer in a different way to quit smoking.
Miller School Researchers Find Cause of Visual Changes in Astronauts during Long Spaceflights 04.24.2017
A team of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has determined that certain visual changes in astronauts who have experienced long periods of weightlessness during space missions are due to changes in cerebrospinal fluid — not vascular fluid as previously believed.
Help Support Stethoscopes for Students 04.24.2017
As a medical student, husband, and father, Jeremy Freedman frequently finds himself short of time and money. So when the University of Miami Miller School Medical Alumni Association (MAA) surprised him with his very own stethoscope as part of its “Stethoscopes for Students” initiative, Freedman recognized it as the precious gift that it was. “It is such an incredibly warm way to start my medical career,” he said.
The most advanced LASIK vision correction procedure — already offered by Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Health System, at its downtown Miami and Palm Beach Gardens locations — is coming to The Lennar Foundation Medical Center on UM’s Coral Gables campus this week.
Deanna Anderson proved she had transformed from a very sick infant into a rambunctious 3-year-old thanks to a new liver, as she floated between family members and friends at the National Donate Life Blue and Green Day festivities on Friday. Deanna, who suffered from life-threatening biliary atresia since birth, received a lifesaving liver transplant when she was 8 months old.
Edward Abraham, M.D., has been named Dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, beginning July 1. Abraham, who is now Dean of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., brings a wide range of experience to this critically important position.
Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., professor and chairman of Neurology and Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, served as senior author of a companion editorial to a study that associates artificially sweetened beverages with stroke and dementia. The study findings and Sacco’s editorial were published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Third-year M.D./M.P.H. student Armando Alvarez hadn’t considered a career as a physician until his sophomore year of college. “I actually started volunteering at San Juan Bosco Clinic and that’s where I started falling in love with medicine,” Alvarez said. On April 17, years after that first experience, Alvarez was one of 30 Miller School students welcomed into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.