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Pinning Ceremony Marks Official Welcome for Miller School Class of 2021 03.05.2018

Tina Jordan and Louis Hindenlang traveled from New York to see daughter Madeleine Hindenlang take the next big step in her medical career. The proud parents, along with Tina’s mother, Marlis, helped to fill a packed tent at the Miller School of Medicine on Friday, March 2, for the 18th Annual John G. Clarkson Freshman Pinning Ceremony.

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Conference Examines Promise of Medical-Engineering Partnerships that Improve Health Care 03.05.2018

Convinced she can make a difference in the lives of the sick — including her own father, who suffers from a rare heart condition — Alyssa Basdavanos plans to become a physician to pursue cures and new treatments for a host of debilitating illnesses. But the University of Miami neuroscience major knows that doctors alone can’t remedy all ailments. Engineers also must play a critical role in that endeavor.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Receives Record-Setting $12 Million Gift to Establish Research Center 03.02.2018

Nationally renowned philanthropist Lois Pope remembers all too well the struggle her mother, Anastasia Berrodin, experienced as her vision slowly disappeared, the heart breaking results of an incurable eye disease known as macular degeneration. But Mrs. Pope says she also vividly remembers the care shown by the physicians and staff at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, as they tried in vain to slow the spread of the disease.

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Neurologists Contribute to Special Article Series on Stroke in Women 03.02.2018

Nearly two-thirds of stroke deaths occur in women, yet women have long been underrepresented in cardiovascular disease research. Now the journal Stroke is publishing a special four-article series with an accompanying overview editorial on the latest scientific findings related to opportunities for prevention and treatment of stroke in women.

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2018 Patient Safety Awareness Week Schedule of Events 03.02.2018

Monday, March 12, begins UHealth’s observance of Patient Safety Awareness Week — an annual national campaign to increase awareness about patient safety among health care professionals and the public. This year’s theme is “Every Day is Patient Safety Day!” — an affirmation of our dedication to creating the safest possible environment for our patients and for each other.

Read more about the 2018 Patient Safety Awareness Week schedule »

Dr. Tatjana Rundek Named Scientific Director of Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute 03.01.2018

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and public health sciences and executive vice chair for research and faculty affairs in the Department of Neurology, has been named scientific director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Miller School Surgery Resident Receives National Research Award 02.28.2018

The Association for Academic Surgery has presented the Outstanding Resident Research Award for Basic Science to Punam Parikh, M.D., a third-year resident in the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, for a study exploring the use of gene therapy to promote wound healing in patients with critical limb ischemia, an advanced stage of peripheral artery disease.

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DRI Scientists Identify Pancreatic Cells with Potential to Regenerate Glucose-Responsive Beta Cells 02.28.2018

Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have confirmed the existence of progenitor cells within the human pancreas that can be stimulated to develop into glucose-responsive beta cells. These significant findings, published in Cell Reports, open the door to developing regenerative cell therapies for those living with type 1 diabetes.

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Bridging the Generations: Reflections on Black Medical History in Miami 02.26.2018

Back in 1966, James Bridges, M.D., became the first black resident at Jackson Memorial Hospital, an important milestone in Miami’s medical history. “It was an exciting time for civil rights, and a wonderful experience for me to serve as senior resident,” he said, reflecting on his groundbreaking medical career during a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine panel discussion for Black History Month.

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UM Neurologist Uses Advanced Flow-Diversion Stent Surgery to Close Dangerous Aneurysms for Peruvian Executive 02.23.2018

When German Gallo, a 42-year-old businessman in Lima, Peru, started having episodes of double vision and a feeling of pressure in his skull last year, he quickly went to his local doctor. A series of brain scans found three large sausage-shaped aneurysms in his right carotid artery where it enters the brain. After unsuccessful treatments in several countries, Gallo came to the University of Miami Health System.

Read more about Dr. Yavagal's treatment »

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