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UM Neurologists Test New Drug to Potentially Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease 02.07.2019

Neurologists and researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System have begun screening study participants for a new national Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical study to evaluate the potential benefits of an investigational medicine for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s.

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UHealth Teamwork Brings Injured State Trooper Back from the Brink and Readies Him for Return to Duty 02.06.2019

When the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue helicopter touched down on the roof of Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital on January 9, a trauma team was waiting. As its doors opened, however, the team didn’t rush forward to help speed a patient to the advanced emergency treatment offered on the floors below. Instead, they clapped and cheered.

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$2.7 Million Grant Funds Research into Effective Debridement of Patients with Venous Leg Ulcers 02.06.2019

A team of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to develop strategies for effective debridement of patients with non-healing venous leg ulcers (VLUs).

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Leading Researchers Outline Advances in Treating Heart Disease at Miami Valves 2019 02.05.2019

New biomedical devices and advances in cardiac procedures are improving outcomes for patients with heart disease, according to leading researchers and clinicians at Miami Valves 2019, an annual international conference hosted by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine January 30 to February 2 at the InterContinental Hotel.

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Hope on the Horizon 02.05.2019

There are currently an estimated 100,000 people in the United States who are living with sickle cell disease — a debilitating and life-threatening blood condition that predominantly affects people of African and Mediterranean descent, and Hispanic-Americans from Central and South America. For years, those who suffer from the disease have been treated with temporary solutions, but now advances in gene therapy have opened doors.

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Women in Academic Medicine Event Celebrates Accomplishments 02.05.2019

They knew they were nominated, but none knew for sure who would win. Before a standing-room-only crowd, six women faculty members from specialties across the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received recognition at the Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) event on January 31. They stood one by one to receive awards for career achievement, mentorship, leadership or their role as trailblazers.

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Dr. Ralph Sacco Opens Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series 02.04.2019

At the inaugural presentation of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Dean Henri Ford’s distinguished lecture series, Ralph Sacco, M.D., MS, told an overflow crowd on Jan. 30 about the groundbreaking advances his teams have made in predicting stroke and cognitive decline – advances that inspire him to forecast a brighter future for preventing stroke.

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U.S. Army Honors Miller School for Contributions to Battlefield Medical Care 02.01.2019

Representatives from the U.S. Army Trauma Training Detachment (ATTD) honored faculty and staff from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at a ceremony held on the medical campus on January 31. For nearly 20 years, the Miller School’s two-week program has trained forward surgical teams before they are deployed to combat locations.

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Taking it to Heart 01.29.2019

According to the American Heart Association, someone dies from cardiovascular disease every 40 seconds in this country, making heart disease the nation’s number one killer. For Jesse Marks, that message hit dangerously close to home recently.

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University of Miami Establishes Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery 01.28.2019

The University of Miami is naming its distinguished dermatology department the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery in recognition of alumnus and renowned South Florida philanthropist Phillip Frost, M.D. The department, part of the University’s Miller School of Medicine and known for its innovation, discovery, clinical care, and development of leaders, will receive a $10 million endowment.

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