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Department of Public Health Sciences and School of Architecture Named to Research Consortium 12.19.2014

The Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami School of Architecture have been named charter members of the American Institute of Architects Design & Health Research Consortium, which will help fund basic research on how design affects public health.

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Miami Project Doctors Transplant First Participant in StemCells, Inc. Pathway Study 12.18.2014

Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D., Robert M. Buck Distinguished Chair in Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, transplanted the first subject in the Phase II Pathway study assessing the efficacy of StemCells, Inc.’s proprietary human neural stem cells for the treatment of cervical spinal cord injuries

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Miller School Researchers Receive $5.67 Million Grant for HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials 12.16.2014

Two researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have received a $5.67 million four-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue their clinical trials of adult and pediatric patients with HIV/AIDS. It is the latest in a series of federal HIV/AIDS grants to the Miller School, dating back to 1986.

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Haiti Trauma Hospital Receives 24-Hour Telemedicine Support 12.16.2014

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has just launched a telemedicine program that provides doctors at Haiti’s only trauma, critical care and rehabilitation hospital with access to around-the-clock medical support through live video communication with UM trauma specialists.

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Glowing Tumor Surgery Offers New Hope to Brain Cancer Patient 12.16.2014

A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center neurosurgeon has used new visualization technology that makes a brain tumor glow, enabling a safer resection with less damage to normal brain tissue that surrounds it, offering hope to a seriously ill patient and his family.

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Legendary UM Audiologist Receives Prestigious Speech, Language and Hearing Award 12.16.2014

Robert C. Fifer, Ph.D., associate professor and Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the Mailman Center for Child Development, was recently honored with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s prestigious Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award.

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Patient Receives 500th Exercise Grant from Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation 12.16.2014

The Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation celebrated its 500th recreation grant at the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute on Monday. The foundation is a non-profit that provides grants to Cystic Fibrosis patients to encourage exercise-based activities that benefit lung function, and this week it honored a patient treated by specialists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

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Medical Students Join National White Coat Die-In 12.16.2014

Dozens of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students recently participated in the National White Coat Die-In in response to the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City.

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Three Miami Project Researchers Earn NINDS Fellowships 12.16.2014

To support the career development of neuroscientists, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke provides National Research Service Award predoctoral training fellowships to promising students with the potential to become productive, independent investigators, and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis recently was fortunate to receive three of these fellowships.

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Public Health Sciences Doctoral Student Receives National Award 12.16.2014

Yue Pan, M.S., an epidemiology doctoral student in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, was recently awarded a national student scholarship to attend the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.

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