The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation recently made a generous $650,000 pledge to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System to help adolescents batting cancer and to promote cancer research. Rizzo, the founder of the Foundation, is a three-time, All-Star first baseman for Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs and a nine-year survivor of lymphoma, who was treated at Sylvester in 2008.
Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified the considerable impact of the Zika virus on the eye in a groundbreaking study entitled “Ocular Histopathologic Features of Congenital Zika Syndrome” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Ophthalmology.
It's Time to Get a Flu Shot! 09.28.2017
The 2017-18 influenza season is here! One of the cornerstones of our patient-focused culture at UHealth is preventing illness in every way possible. There are few ways to protect the health of our patients, ourselves and everyone around us that are as effective as getting a flu shot.
As Academic Health Centers Pursue Mergers, Research Must be Protected, Bookman Writes in JAMA 09.26.2017
Mergers and acquisitions are sweeping through the U.S. health care system, largely driven by the needs of clinical business. At such a time, protecting the capacity to advance medical knowledge through research needs careful attention, Richard J. Bookman, Ph.D., of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, writes in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, honored an unparalleled group of Hall of Famers, gold medalists, world champions and philanthropists in front of a crowd of more than 1,300 supporters Monday night, raising millions for spinal cord injury research during the 32nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner.
Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, director of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center, and associate director of the newly NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program, has received $100,000 in research funding from the Alport Syndrome Foundation.
Miller School Trauma Surgeons Are First to Report Hidden Public Costs of Firearm Injuries 09.25.2017
A group of trauma surgeons at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, working with a newly released federal database detailing hospital readmissions, has uncovered an unexpectedly high taxpayer-borne financial burden stemming from firearm injuries. The researchers calculated that the cost to U.S. taxpayers is slightly more than half a billion dollars a year. The findings were published online by Annals of Surgery.
Researchers at the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are taking a closer look at a cell signaling pathway known to be important in regulation of insulin sensitivity. Specifically, they want to learn more about how changes in this mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway within beta cells of the pancreas can lead to development of type 2 diabetes.
Maria E. Santaella, M.S.N., RN-BC, hemophilia nurse coordinator in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the Nurse of the Year Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF). The award was presented during the foundation’s recent annual meeting in Chicago.
A rise in fungal infections of the retina is linked to the nation’s opioid crisis, according to researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Physicians treating intravenous drug users should be aware of this dangerous complication and screen their patients for recent changes in their vision.