Two public health experts from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine who have intimate knowledge of the health care crisis spilling out of Venezuela are working to build a partnership with a nonprofit agency to provide medical care and supplies to migrants in dire need of aid.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.
Diabetes Research Institute Scientists Engineer ‘Suicide Genes’ to Safely Grow Insulin-Producing 02.21.2019
Researchers have been advancing methods to generate insulin-producing beta cells from pluripotent stem cells for the clinical treatment of type 1 diabetes. However, transplantation of these immature cells into patients poses substantial risks, namely the development of tumors (teratomas) and the growth of these stem cells into unwanted cell types.
UHealth Parkinson’s Experts Continue to Advance Deep Brain Stimulation with Newer Surgical Options 02.20.2019
Neurologists and neurosurgeons at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System are continuing to advance Deep Brain Stimulation for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Among the health system’s latest surgical advances, the team recently became the first in the eastern U.S. and the second in the nation to implant the Vercise Cartesia Directional Lead.
Mentoring another medical professional may seem like a one-sided practice, but these interactions often benefit both parties. Sometimes the benefit for the physician mentor is unexpected, as was the case for UHealth urologist Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D. He recently found out he won the 2019 Florida Award for Advocate Excellence from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
For patients with dangerous irregular heartbeats, the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at UHealth — the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine offers leading-edge personalized care.
Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was the inaugural speaker in Dean Henri R. Ford’s Interdisciplinary Research Lecture Series. Dr. Thomas’s lecture was titled “An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach for the Prevention and Early Detection of Viral Hepatitis-induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma.”
The work of several University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and residents was highlighted at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s James J. Byrnes Future of Medicine Poster Symposium, held February 7 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Among them was third-year M.D./MPH student Nicole Lin, who won second place for her project “Prevalence of Physical and Psychological Trauma in an Asylum Seeking Cohort.”
Faculty Senate Announces Award Recipients 02.11.2019
The Faculty Senate voted unanimously at its January 30 meeting to honor two exceptional members of the University of Miami faculty with its prestigious awards, the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award and the Outstanding Teaching Award, at its annual awards ceremony on April 8.
Miller School Pediatric Team Carefully Monitors Zika-Exposed Infants for Developmental Delays 02.11.2019
Two years after a Zika virus outbreak in South Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America, a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine pediatric team is carefully monitoring more than 75 children who were exposed to the virus but do not have visible birth defects.