The University of Miami’s Summer Scholars program gives high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to experience college life and earn six college credits in a variety of academic areas, including health and medicine. The three-week program starts July 7, 2018. Students who apply by the early-action deadline of December 1, 2017 can receive half off the application fee with the special waiver code SSPDEC1.
Sylvester Researchers and Colleagues Identify Novel Therapeutic Target for Incurable Prostate Cancer 11.14.2017
A collaborative study by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and colleagues has identified a novel therapeutic target for incurable prostate cancer. The research found a critical role for thioredoxin-1, a protein that protects cells from oxidative stress, in the progression of prostate cancer to the incurable castration-resistant stage.
Miami’s first transgender support group, Trans-Trend Miami, was started in early 2017 to offer a supportive environment for South Florida’s transgender community. This support group is a collaboration between the University of Miami Health System and The Hub at the LGBT Visitors Center in Miami Beach.
Through an innovative outpatient antimicrobial stewardship program, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is taking action to manage antibiotics appropriately. “At least 30 percent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary,” said Jose G. Castro, M.D., medical director of the University of Miami Medical Group Infection Control Department.
Researchers have discovered a way to extend how long clinicians have to reverse a stroke caused by a large clot blocking an artery in the brain. A new multicenter trial has shown that a combination of special brain imaging and reperfusion — restoration of blood flow — helps to identify stroke sufferers who can receive benefit for up to 24 hours.
An international collaboration among researchers in Miami, New York, and Montreal aims to determine the best strategies for effectively providing people who inject drugs with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect them from HIV infection. Their efforts will be backed by an $8 million grant just awarded from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
With the telltale beating of a single drum and a tap on the shoulder with an iron arrow, members of the Iron Arrow Honor Society renewed one of the U’s greatest traditions during homecoming week. Marching across the Coral Gables and medical campuses in a solemn procession, they bestowed a leading University of Miami honor on 20 lucky recipients.
Linda Eads entered the Supervised Exercise Program offered by UHealth – the University of Miami Health System because “I had high cholesterol, my legs and hips hurt — and I hated to sweat.” Norman H. Altman, V.M.D., says, “I had an illness that caused neuropathy. After it was successfully treated, I realized I needed to get into a regular exercise program.” What they had in common was a lack of regular exercise.
Biomedical researchers often find it difficult to reproduce laboratory and clinical studies – a problem that raises costs, reduces the credibility of investigators and undermines the public trust in science, according to two University of Miami faculty members taking a fresh approach. Poorly written prose and software code are under-recognized contributors to failures to replicate other researcher's results, they say.
Cancer Survivor: A Real-Life Wonder Woman 11.08.2017
Angelique Muniz boxed in college, and since then she has kept physically active at a local gym, mixing cardio kickboxing with Zumba and yoga classes. But she fought the fight of her life two years ago, when an irritation in her throat turned out to be stage 3 oral cancer. Her aggressive cancer required an aggressive response: the removal and reconstruction of half of her tongue, followed by radiation and extensive therapy.