Luis A. Feigenbaum, PT, D.P.T., assistant professor of physical therapy, will be assuming the direction of a new collaboration between the Department of Physical Therapy and the Department of Athletics as Senior Associate Athletics Director – Performance, Health and Wellness. He will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the physical and mental well-being of University of Miami student-athletes.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery will soon begin registering subjects for a clinical study investigating treatments for a rare but often fatal skin disease. “It’s the deadliest disease in dermatology,” said Paolo Romanelli, M.D., professor of dermatology, referring to what is known generically as toxic epidermal necrolysis or TEN.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute has received a five-year $21.5 million National Institutes of Health grant, which will be supplemented by the Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Office of the Provost, to fund collaborative research to speed the discovery of new medical treatments and cures.
Vivian Chen, a member of the Miller School Class of 2021, won the first Summer Research Fellowship Award ever given by the Wound Healing Society. The award, in addition to a stipend and funds for supplies, includes funding for travel expenses to present her research at the Wound Healing Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting next May in San Antonio.
J. William Harbour, M.D., and Daniel Pelaez, M.D., researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have been awarded a $250,000 grant by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for their 2018 Innovation Grant application titled “Molecular Landscape for Targeted Therapy in Retinoblastoma.”
Specially trained advanced registered nurse practitioners are now evaluating peo-ple with neurologic concerns at UHealth clinics across South Florida. Expanding access to these specialty services is one goal, but the ARNPs also aim to speed up the time it takes for patients to be assessed and referred, when warranted, to a neurosurgeon or other health care provider.
Miller School Cardiologists Publish JAMA Editorial on ECG Screening to Prevent AFib-Related Strokes 08.21.2018
Two Miller School cardiologists contributed an editorial to the Journal of the American Medical Association about new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding the use of electrocardiogram screening to prevent cardioembolic strokes related to atrial fibrillation (AFib).
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund research related to biological treatments and clinical diagnosis of patients with hearing loss. Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology, human genetics, biochemistry, and pediatrics will serve as principal investigator.
Only hours into her orientation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Isabella Ferre was thrilled to receive one of the most recognized symbols of the medical profession. The first-year medical student took the brand-new stethoscope out of the box that sat before her, and reflected on what it meant to wear the iconic medical device.
The Ph.D. Programs in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine held its New Graduate Student Orientation and White Coat Ceremony on August 13. The 39 new students learned about the support they will receive from faculty and mentors, and their access to collaborative groundbreaking research in labs, classrooms, workshops, student groups and professional development for career advancement.