Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., dean of the University of Miami Graduate School and professor of public health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was named president of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR).
Researchers are always seeking a better method of stroke prevention than aspirin, but a recent multi-center study that included the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine showed that oral anticoagulants presented no significant benefit for preventing recurrent stroke for patients with embolic strokes of undetermined source (ESUS).
The University of Miami officially launched CHARM — its new Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health — at a reception held June 11 at the Miller School of Medicine. CHARM is funded by a four-year $3.32 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Researchers may apply for up to two $50,000 pilot program awards annually. Initial proposals are due in November, with funding awarded in January of 2020.
SURF’s Up This Summer at the Miller School 06.12.2019
Twelve talented college students with interests in biomedical research have been recruited to the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The 2019 SURF fellows will spend the summer conducting biomedical research in laboratories across eight major departments and programs at the Miller School.
Third-year Miller School of Medicine students from both the Miami and Regional Medical Campuses gathered at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for the 24th annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of students.
Of the 252 fallen firefighters who will be honored in Colorado this September, 201 died of occupation-related cancers, a reality that on Monday brought Morrison and more than 325 other firefighters, scientists, researchers, and other stakeholders from seven countries to the Shalala Student Center, where Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted the inaugural State of the Science National Firefighter Cancer Symposium.
Bronze Star Medal Awarded at Gordon Center 06.07.2019
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education recently hosted a Bronze Star medal award ceremony for U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant J. Austin Hall. The Bronze Star is the military’s fourth-highest combat medal and was awarded to MSgt. Hall for extraordinary heroism while deployed with the Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST) in Operation Inherent Resolve in 2016.
David S. Kushner, M.D., clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, has been named medical director of credentialing and privileging for the University of Miami Medical Group and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. He will have the responsibility for ensuring that threshold qualifications are met and continuously maintained by all applicants for appointment, reappointment, or clinical privileges.
Just as a computer requires code to work, our bodies are regulated by molecular “programs” that are written early in life and then have to do their job properly for a lifetime. But do they? It’s a question that has intrigued researchers for years. A clue to the answer may be found in an article published by Miller School investigators and international collaborators in the journal Aging Cell.
Shivank Bhatia, M.D., a member of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor of interventional radiology, has been named chair of the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia has been responsible for many multidisciplinary initiatives that have moved a number of advanced clinical treatments forward.