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Researchers Explain Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease Risk 12.06.2018

When it comes to the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, what is it that makes the same DNA change or allele (a specific version of a gene) very risky for some people, but less so for others? That’s the question scientists at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were determined to answer.

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Venezuela Spotlight: UM Study Finds More Stress among Migrants in Colombia than in U.S. 12.05.2018

Once Latin America’s wealthiest nation, Venezuela is now an economic and political shell of its former self. As Venezuelans continue their mass exodus for survival, newly published research by a public health researcher and developmental psychologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, reveals surprising news about this population’s levels of self-reported stress in their new homelands.

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Nanette Vega Honored for Work with Miller School Office of Diversity and Inclusion 12.05.2018

Nanette Vega, executive director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored recently with the NASPA FL 2018 Mid-Level Professional of the Year Award.

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Student Wellness Week Kicks Off with ‘Paws That Refreshes’ 12.04.2018

Learning to be a doctor can be — to put it mildly — stressful. Medical students face unrelenting pressure with so much to learn, intense competition, long days, and sleepless nights fueled by fast food and cafecitos.

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Miller School Study Reports Cardioprotection of Activated Vitamin D in Kidney Insufficiency 12.04.2018

A research team led by members of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has reported novel mechanisms targeted by activated vitamin D resulting in clinical attenuation of cardiac hypertrophy. The study was published in the American Journal of Hypertension in October.

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CTSI Names Four New KL2 Scholars and Awards Pilot Grants to 10 UM Faculty 11.28.2018

The Miami Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has named four new mentored translational research scholars (KL2) and awarded pilot grants to a diverse group of 10 faculty from disciplines across the university.

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Synthetic Compound from Brain Hormone Shows Beneficial Effects in Preclinical Studies 11.28.2018

Nobel Prize winner Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., D.Sc.h.c., professor of pathology and medicine at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Miller School of Medicine, and his team of research scientists at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System showed that a synthetic compound based on a brain hormone spurred the growth of cancer cells in Petri dishes but had the opposite effect in live mice.

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Miller School Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion 11.27.2018

At the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, diversity is not just a goal, it’s essential to the business of health care. Having doctors, nurses, students, and staff who reflect the communities they serve is important for the institution and its patients.

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Miller School Students and Faculty Present Projects at AAMC Annual Meeting 11.27.2018

Earlier this month, medical students and faculty had the opportunity to represent Miller School of Medicine education initiatives and innovations at the Association of American Medical Colleges 2018 Learn, Serve, Lead Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

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Patients Rave about Lennar’s Care and Culture 11.26.2018

Hundreds of patients who answered a survey that recently earned the outpatient surgery center a prestigious Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience during its first year of eligibility used superlatives rarely associated with hospital visits. Among them: Awesome. Superb. Magnificent. Perfect. Out of this world.

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