Two researchers from The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis — Director of Education Kim Anderson-Erisman, Ph.D., and Coleen M. Atkins, Ph.D., both associate professors of neurological surgery — inspired students interested in science and engineering careers at the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ 63rd Annual South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair on February 4.
The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) selected William F. Pirl, M.D., M.P.H., associate director for Cancer Support Services at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, for the Outstanding Education and Training Award at its national conference on February 16. APOS grants the annual award to an individual who makes substantial contributions to educating or training others in the field.
JoNell Potter, Ph.D., professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and Panagiota V. Caralis, M.D., J.D., professor of medicine, have received the Malone Prize for Law Enforcement Vision and Leadership for their work providing services for survivors of human trafficking.
In an article published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Psychiatry, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine psychiatrist Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., joins colleagues in warning that physicians should carefully weigh the risks and potential benefits before prescribing ketamine as a treatment for depression.
Since becoming paralyzed 10 years ago, gunshot victim Quentin Spivey, a single father, has raised his two kids from a wheelchair. It finally began to wear out, but he could not afford to replace it. Hearing of his plight, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, whose office prosecuted Spivey’s attacker, worked with The Buoniconti Fund and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis to surprise Spivey with a new chair.
The absence of suitable biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) poses a major obstacle to therapy development. For this reason, the discovery and validation of potential disease progression and pharmacodynamic biomarkers has been one of the top priorities in ALS research.
In a comprehensive new review article in Nature Biotechnology, Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and associate dean for therapeutic innovation, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, describes the entire field of oligonucleotide therapeutics as it relates to a wide variety of disorders of the central nervous system.
Hope for some people with epileptic seizures not controlled by medication comes in the form of a new minimally invasive technique called laser interstitial thermal therapy. And the University of Miami Health System’s Epilepsy Center is the only facility offering this treatment option in South Florida.
Four pioneers of community health care in Miami came to the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Wednesday night to share lessons from the past and inspiration for the future at a Black History Month roundtable.
In January, Hall of Fame drag racer Darrell Gwynn was in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the famed Barrett-Jackson Auction. There he sold a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL custom hardtop, which had been donated by a friend. The proceeds of the car auction supported a wheelchair donation to Derik Hanson, a local child who was paralyzed by Transverse Myelitis at the age of 6 months, and paralysis research at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.