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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Earns Prestigious National Cancer Institute Designation 07.29.2019

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, has received the prestigious NCI designation from the National Cancer Institute.

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Sylvester Again Recognized for Setting the Standard in Cancer Data Collection 07.26.2019

The Florida Cancer Data System, located at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, recently received three important distinctions for the quality of its cancer registry data.

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Behavioral Intervention Reduces HIV Viral Load in Men Who Use Methamphetamine 07.26.2019

A behavioral intervention reduced the HIV viral load in men who have sex with men and use methamphetamine, according to a groundbreaking Miller School of Medicine study. “For the first time, we found that a behavioral intervention can achieve durable and clinically meaningful reductions in HIV viral load in people who use substances,” said Adam W. Carrico, Ph.D., associate professor of public health sciences.

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Public Health’s Dr. Mariano Kanamori Selected as a Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar 07.26.2019

Mariano Kanamori, Ph.D., professor of public health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, has been selected as a 2019 Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) Scholar. The HDRI, hosted by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, will take place August 12 to 16 in Bethesda, Md.

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Tourette Association of America Recognizes UHealth Tics Program as a Center of Excellence 07.25.2019

A new University of Miami Health System multidisciplinary program has been designated a Tourette Association of America (TAA) Center of Excellence. As one of a select few centers in the United States, the UHealth Tics, OCD and Related Problems program will provide leading-edge clinical care for these neurodevelopmental conditions.

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Women in Neurosurgery – A Growing Trend at the Miller School 07.25.2019

Stephanie Chen, M.D., is well on her way to a career in neurosurgery. After earning her medical degree in 2015, she is now a fifth-year resident in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Study Shows Extra Weight in 60s May Be Linked to Brain Thinning Years Later 07.24.2019

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a study published by a leading University of Miami neurology researcher in the July 24 online edition of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

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Longtime UM Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Donald M. Buckner Passes Away 07.24.2019

Dr. Donald M. Buckner, a pediatric surgeon who was described by a colleague as having saved more babies than anyone in the history of civilization, died on Sunday. He was 86.

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Greater Greenness in Communities Could Help Treat or Prevent Depression in Older Adults 07.23.2019

The greener the better. That’s the main message from new research by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine that found South Florida residents 65 years and older who live on a block with more vegetation are less likely to experience depression.

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Mosquitoes Now a Year-Round Problem in Miami-Dade County, According to Collaborative Research Study 07.19.2019

Mosquitoes that can transmit dangerous viruses are now a year-round threat to Miami-Dade County, according to a new study led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine public health researchers who collaborated with the county’s Mosquito Control Division.

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