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UM Researchers Take Their Clinical Trial Expertise to Mexico 06.09.2011

After years of conducting successful, randomized drug abuse treatment clinical trials for Spanish speakers and general populations in Florida and the nation, researchers from the Miller School’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health are exporting their expertise to Mexico.

Read more about the Miller School's mission in Mexico »

Sylvester’s Kendall Director Newest UHealth “Fire Starter” 06.07.2011

Nobody likes chemotherapy, but patient Joaquin Hernandez is grateful he receives the treatment at Sylvester’s Comprehensive Treatment Center in Kendall. “If you have to come, this is where you want to come,’’ Hernandez said. “The service is great. The nurses are the best.’’ His sentiment is shared by so many of the Kendall satellite’s patients that the unit has earned the highest patient satisfaction scores.

Read more about UHealth's fire starters and view the photo gallery »

Eugene Schiff, M.D., Named First Al-Rashid Chair of Hepatology 06.07.2011

Surrounded by friends, colleagues, and University of Miami leadership, Eugene R. Schiff, M.D., became the first holder of the Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Chair in the Division of Hepatology and the UM Center for Liver Diseases at a May 25 ceremony on the medical campus.

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Firefighters Turn Up the Heat for UM/Jackson Memorial Burn Center 06.07.2011

Over Memorial Day weekend, faculty from the Miller School's Department of Surgery teamed up with the Fire Chiefs Association of Broward County, the Broward County Council of Professional Firefighters, and Professional Firefighters and Paramedics of Broward County for the "Fill the Boot for Burns" campaign to benefit the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center.

Sylvester First in South Florida to Offer Novel Abdominal Cancer Treatment 06.07.2011

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first in South Florida to offer a novel therapy for certain types of abdominal cancers that combines heated chemotherapy with surgery. The procedure is performed at the time of surgery and has extended the lives and improved the quality of life for patients who might otherwise have limited treatment options.

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Physicians Discover How Cancer Drug Works to Help Prevent Recurrent Kidney Disease 06.01.2011

A collaboration of Miller School physicians, surgeons and scientists has unlocked the mechanism of a drug used to prevent recurrent kidney disease. The finding, which has implications for the diagnosis and treatment of many other diseases, involves the action of rituximab, a B-cell lymphoma therapy, in treating recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in children and young adults.

Read more about the discovery »

Miller School Chair Selected for National Leadership Program 05.31.2011

Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., Pharm.D., M.S., professor and Lucille P. Markey Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Miller School, has been accepted into the 2011-12 class of the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Read more about Dr. Daunert's accomplishments »

General Faculty Meeting Reviews Challenging but Successful Year 05.31.2011

Focused leadership, coupled with hard work and dedication from faculty and staff, made last year a successful one for UHealth and the Miller School.

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UM Pediatrics’ Debbie School Receives $35,000 Donation 05.31.2011

The Department of Pediatrics’ Debbie School at the Mailman Center for Child Development received a generous $35,000 donation to help put the finishing touches on the dream playground school volunteers built last summer with the Kaboom! organization.

2011 Hurricane Season Begins June 1 – Download Your Copy of Hurricane Update Now 05.31.2011

June 1 marks the beginning of the 2011 hurricane season, and now is the time to prepare for potential storms. Please make sure your contact and emergency information is correct by updating your profile on MyUM.

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