Six University of Miami collaborative studies to test new HIV treatment and prevention strategies have received supplemental funding grants totaling $912,000 from the National Institutes of Health as part of the nationwide initiative “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.”
It’s Time to Get a Flu Shot! 09.27.2019
The influenza season is here again! A fundamental component of our patient-focused culture at UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine is preventing illness in every way possible. Getting the flu shot is an excellent way to protect our patients, our families, and ourselves.
Salt has played an essential role in trade, culture and nutrition throughout history – as far back as 6050 B.C., according to some reports. However, in all that time, one mystery has remained: How exactly do humans and animals taste salt?
Miller School Pediatrician Awarded Research Grant to Study Sickle Cell Disease in Haitians 09.25.2019
A pediatrician at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a comparative study of sickle cell disease in children born in Haiti and Miami. The study also supports expansion of a life-saving screening program for newborns in Haiti.
Maria T. Abreu, M.D., professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at the Miami Miller School of Medicine, is receiving the 2019 Sherman Prize awarded by The Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation to recognize outstanding achievements in the fight to overcome Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences outlined their interdisciplinary work in the field of nanotechnology at the September 20 conference organized by BioNIUM, the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute at the University of Miami.
Eye Cancer Researchers at Sylvester and Bascom Palmer Identify Function of Key Tumor Suppressor 09.18.2019
Cancer cells remember things they shouldn’t. During development, stem and progenitor cells move freely through the body as they differentiate into heart, brain, liver, eyes. But after humans are born, that process should stop. Cells shouldn’t travel or change anymore; they should stay put and do their jobs.
After eight years as vice provost for research, John Bixby, Ph.D., who laid the foundation for the University of Miami’s burgeoning culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, plans to step down as vice provost next June and will work closely with his successor, Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., the associate director for population science and cancer disparity at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, until then.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity has awarded the University of Miami the second in a series of grants to help foster academic research integrity in Latin America. The award, announced on September 8, builds on the UM Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy’s initiatives over more than a quarter century to build partnerships and develop educational resources across Latin America.
In the battle to fight cancer, and to identify cures that not only save patients but also improve their quality of life, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and the Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research, have forged a remarkable partnership close to 70 years strong.