Miller School Cardiologists Publish JAMA Editorial on ECG Screening to Prevent AFib-Related Strokes 08.21.2018
Two Miller School cardiologists contributed an editorial to the Journal of the American Medical Association about new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding the use of electrocardiogram screening to prevent cardioembolic strokes related to atrial fibrillation (AFib).
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund research related to biological treatments and clinical diagnosis of patients with hearing loss. Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology, human genetics, biochemistry, and pediatrics will serve as principal investigator.
Only hours into her orientation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Isabella Ferre was thrilled to receive one of the most recognized symbols of the medical profession. The first-year medical student took the brand-new stethoscope out of the box that sat before her, and reflected on what it meant to wear the iconic medical device.
The Ph.D. Programs in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine held its New Graduate Student Orientation and White Coat Ceremony on August 13. The 39 new students learned about the support they will receive from faculty and mentors, and their access to collaborative groundbreaking research in labs, classrooms, workshops, student groups and professional development for career advancement.
As with any first day at a new school, Kirby Quinn, Class of 2022 had plenty of questions, and some jangled nerves, as she began her journey as a first-year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. But she was pleased that the school’s Medical Parents Association tried to smooth the way by answering her questions, as well as those her parents had, at its annual orientation dinner.
Moriane Joseph, ARNP, was excited to say hello to Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., the recently appointed dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “I have the greatest respect for his recovery work in Haiti after the terrible 2010 earthquake,” said Joseph, a nurse practitioner in the Division of Gastroenterology. “I am also of Haitian descent, and it is an honor to welcome him to our school.”
University of Miami and Miami-Dade leaders paid tribute to Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., a legendary Miller School researcher, clinician and educator, on Wednesday, August 15, at the co-designation of the Dr. Michael S. Gordon Plaza on NW 14th Street at Highland Road. The ceremony was presented by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and City of Miami Commissioner Wifredo Gort.
Sylvester Researcher Receives Grant to Study Long-Term Side Effects of Head and Neck Radiotherapy 08.15.2018
Radiation therapy can be an effective treatment for people diagnosed with head and neck cancer. However, weeks, months or years after treatment, a debilitating side effect — fibrosis of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscles of the neck — often arises. This excess production of fibrous connective tissue and scarring can significantly decrease patient quality of life and limit physical function.
U.S News & World Report has once again ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System as the nation’s best in ophthalmology. Recognized as a global leader in vision research, medical education and patient care, Bascom Palmer received the No. 1 ranking in 2018-19 for the 15th year in a row and the 17th time
Dr. Tasuku Akiyama Receives $1.7 Million NIH Grant to Study Relationship between Itch and Anxiety 08.10.2018
Tasuku Akiyama, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the neuronal circuit of affective (anxiety-related) itch. Dr. Akiyama’s research focuses on the mechanisms that drive chronic itch at the systemic, cellular and molecular levels.