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‘Lourdes’ Angels’ Donate Writing Tablets 04.11.2019

Recently, the Santana family, calling themselves “Lourdes’ Angels,” donated 40 writing tablets to surgeon David J. Arnold, M.D., a member of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, associate professor of otolaryngology, chief of surgery at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, and chief of head and neck surgery at UHealth Tower.

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An Unusual Mutation Type Explains the Nature of Late-Life Balance Problems 04.11.2019

Thanks to researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and their colleagues in the UK, it is now known that some cases of late-onset ataxia, called CANVAS syndrome, are caused by a particular genetic mutation.

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Longtime Faculty Members Honored at Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony 04.09.2019

Game-changers on the cutting edge. That was the theme of the 2019 Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony Monday evening when Norman J. Altman, V.M.D., Donald Spivey, Ph.D., and Harry W. Flynn, Jr., M.D., were honored by their colleagues for outstanding service, teaching, and scholarship.

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University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Successfully Pass Latest Joint Commission Inspection 04.09.2019

Nine inspectors from The Joint Commission showed up unannounced at UHealth Tower one Monday morning in December. Their primary goal was to ensure compliance with more than 5,000 standards that focus on patient, individual and organization functions essential to safe and high-quality care.

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Older Adults Sought for Study on Link Between Physical and Mental Fitness 04.09.2019

Can socializing and staying active keep you young? A new study at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York hopes to show that, for older adults, the key to health and well-being lies in the interaction between physical activity and social connection.

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Dolphins Cancer Challenge Attracts Thousands to Ride, Run, and Walk to Support Sylvester 04.06.2019

For Sandy Grossman, cancer runs in the family — and so does supporting cancer research. It’s a story that could be told by many families among the thousands who turned out on April 6 to support Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Dolphins Cancer Challenge IX at Hard Rock Stadium. The event consists of several bike rides and a 5K run/walk. All of the money raised goes to support cancer research at Sylvester.

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Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease Research Boosted by National and State Funding 04.05.2019

It has been an elusive goal for many years, but researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine appear one step closer to an effective strategy to detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier. Recruitment for two new clinical trials is underway — backed by new funding on both the national and state levels.

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Students with Exceptional Compassion are Named to Gold Humanism Honor Society 04.05.2019

Miller School of Medicine leadership, family and friends joined a celebration of the compassion, empathy and patient advocacy of 30 new student members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

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Dean Ford Discusses Collaboration with Jamaican Minister of Health 04.03.2019

Miller School of Medicine Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., met with the minister of health and the chief medical officer of Jamaica to discuss the advancement of a relationship between the University of Miami and Jamaica that could improve public health in the Caribbean and provide important educational opportunities.

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Wearable Bio-Sensor Holds Promise of Safer Anesthesia for All 04.03.2019

Doctors at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are developing a unique device designed to make safe anesthesia available to doctors and patients throughout the developing world, where conventional general anesthesia is both expensive, risky, and often impractical.

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