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Miller School Students Co-Chair National Latino Medical Student Association Conference 04.17.2018

Students, faculty and staff from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were leaders and participants in the 13th National Conference of the Latino Medical Student Association, held at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus April 13-15. Second-year Miller School students Roxana Navarro and Victoria Fernandez served as national co-chairs for the conference.

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Bascom Palmer Physicians Named Among World’s 100 Most Influential People in Ophthalmology 04.16.2018

Five Bascom Palmer Eye Institute faculty members are among those honored as the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World of Ophthalmology. Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., Philip J. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., Harry W. Flynn, Jr., M.D., Richard K. Parrish, II, M.D., and Sonia H. Yoo, M.D., were named to The Ophthalmologist Power List 2018.

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Miller School of Medicine Wins the UMadness in March Giving Challenge 04.12.2018

For a second consecutive year, the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine took first place in UM’s UMadness in March giving challenge. Thanks to a strong showing by alumni, the Miller School had the highest percentage participation of alumni donors in the yearly challenge – 2.13 percent, followed by the School of Law in second place with 1.47 percent.

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Sylvester, UHealth, and Bascom Palmer Physicians Recognized as 'America’s Top Doctors' by Castle Connolly 04.10.2018

Castle Connolly Medical has recognized 108 physicians across 29 specialties from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System, and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute as “America’s Top Doctors.” This prestigious annual distinction identifies the nation’s top physicians throughout various medical specialties.

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Unconditional Love and Sacrifice: Wife Donates Kidney to Husband 04.10.2018

Surgeons with UHealth—the University of Miami Health System successfully performed a kidney transplant on a Miami man whose donor was none other than his wife. The March 20 surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital was led by University of Miami transplant surgeons Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., M.B.A., director of the kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant program, and Mahmoud Morsi, M.D., abdominal transplant surgeon.

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April 20 is New Application Deadline for UHealth Teams to Showcase Process Improvement Projects 04.10.2018

The UHealth Process Improvement Team is launching its first Process Improvement Showcase and welcomes individuals and teams from across the University of Miami Health System to participate. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get involved. The new deadline for applications is Friday, April 20.

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Career Program Focuses on Mentoring and Negotiation in Academia 04.10.2018

Expert career coach Valerie Williams, Ph.D., M.P.A., put a spotlight on mentoring and negotiation in academia at the 2018 SEEDS “You Choose” Leadership Award program, hosted by Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Dr. Asha Pillai of Sylvester Honored as ‘Cancer Researcher of the Year’ 04.10.2018

A pediatric cancer researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has been honored for groundbreaking immunotherapy studies. Asha Pillai, M.D., a specialist in pediatric hematology-oncology, was named “Cancer Researcher of the Year” by the Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami at its “Dancing for a Cure” Gala.

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Researchers’ Startup Company Uses Innovative Technology to Identify Novel Drug Targets 04.03.2018

A new biotechnology startup with its origins in the work of two neuroscientists is capturing attention for its potential to revolutionize drug discovery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Truvitech’s patent-pending technology uses a unique combination of biochemical profiling, cell-based screening, and machine learning to rapidly discover responsive pharmacological targets.

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Sylvester Researchers Find Peripheral Biomarker for Glioblastoma Brain Tumors 04.03.2018

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have discovered a peripheral biomarker in human blood serum that can be used to detect the presence and progress of glioblastoma brain tumors before and after treatment.

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