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Art MD ‘Synapsis’ Exhibit Now Open at Nomad Tribe Store 05.09.2017

Art MD, a non-profit organization founded by a group of residents and faculty at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital with the mission of creating art-based health promotion campaigns, has “Synapsis” an exhibit about the brain featuring the work of artists Julia Buntaine and Elizabeth Jameson, on display in the window of the Nomad Tribe retail store in Miami's Wynwood section through June 17.

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Lennar Center Partners with Lowe Art Museum to Improve Patient Outcomes 05.09.2017

A group of 30 doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, imaging experts, pharmacists, and other professional health service providers from the Lennar Foundation Medical Center gathered at the Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus on May 4 to fine-tune their critical skills of observation and communication — while looking at art.

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New M.S. in Skin Biology and Dermatological Sciences Program is a First in the U.S. 05.08.2017

The Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine is launching the first Master of Science in Skin Biology and Dermatological Sciences program in the United States. The program is designed to prepare students for careers and leadership positions in skin science and industry. Applications are due July 1; classes begin August 22.

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UM Mourns Passing of 'Treasured Alumni Leader' Arthur Hertz 05.05.2017

Arthur H. Hertz, a senior member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and dedicated community advocate, died on Wednesday at the age of 83. "Art Hertz was a true Miamian who took great civic pride in so many of the institutions that he helped shape and support. The University of Miami has been fortunate to count him among our treasured alumni leaders,” said University President Julio Frenk.

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Public Health Sciences Student Receives Winston Health Policy Scholarship 05.05.2017

Nawara Alawa, a third-year student in the M.D./M.P.H. program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has won a $10,000 Winston Health Policy Scholarship. Only 10 students nationwide receive the prestigious award each year. A Miami native, Alawa studied microbiology as a UM undergraduate, then spent a year at the Brookings Institution before entering medical school with the goal of becoming a pediatrician.

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Miller School Researchers Help Push the Limits of Programming Languages in Biology 05.05.2017

Bohdan Khomtchouk, a fourth-year human genetics and genomics Ph.D candidate working in the Center for Therapeutic Innovation and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has spearheaded the publication of a high-impact review paper published in the journal Briefings in Bioinformatics.

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Researchers Recruiting People with Cluster Headaches for Antibody Clinical Trial 05.04.2017

Monoclonal antibodies could be a whole new class of therapies to treat debilitating episodic or chronic cluster headaches. For this reason, researchers are actively recruiting patients for an international, multicenter and randomized trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of one of these agents, galcanezumab, through the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter with Zika Infection 05.04.2017

Does Zika infection cause some people to develop heart-related complications? Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are looking to answer this question. They are recruiting people who have tested either negative or positive for Zika infection in the past six months to participate in a new trial.

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Medical Students Publish Perspective on Motorcycle Helmet Laws in New England Journal of Medicine 05.02.2017

Two students at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have published a perspective on the relationship between motorcycle helmet laws and public health. The article, which appeared recently in The New England Journal of Medicine, takes both a statistical and a cultural look at the lives saved by helmet laws and the staggering rise in death, serious injury and public expense that occurs when those laws are repealed.

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Dr. Tomás A. Salerno Re-elected for Fourth Term as Faculty Senate President 05.01.2017

Tomás A. Salerno, M.D., professor and chief emeritus of cardiothoracic surgery, vice chair of the Peer Review Committee of University of Miami Hospital and vice chair for faculty mentoring and development in the Department of Surgery, was re-elected chair of the Faculty Senate for a fourth one-year term. Salerno, who has served in the Senate since 2008, was re-elected for the 2017-18 academic year on April 26.

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