The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine could receive nearly $10 million for continued cancer research as a result of the 2010 legislative session. This additional funding approved by the state House and Senate will enable Sylvester to recruit more researchers with expertise in specific areas of cancer, along with their research teams. In turn, this money will play a criti
Four University of Miami Miller School of Medicine physicians have been inducted into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (AAP), founded in 1885 for "the advancement of scientific and practical medicine." Induction is considered a great honor as members have included Nobel laureates and members of the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine.
For the third straight year the Miller School has sponsored and hosted the Integrative Medicine Symposium, which took place April 23-24 at the Medical Wellness Center. The head count from this year's symposium indicates symposium organizer Janet Konefal, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant dean of complementary and integrative medicine, is making headway in her quest to broaden the event's reach.
Two Miller School faculty members were among 20 emerging South Florida leaders under 40 years of age spotlighted in today's Miami Herald as "worth watching in the years ahead." Sonjia Kenya, Ph.D., and Guillermo "Willy" Prado, Ph.D., were among hundreds of young leaders under 40 who were nominated by Herald readers.
Marc Buoniconti, a Champion of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness, Appointed to UM Board of Trustees 04.26.2010
A long-time philanthropist, champion of spinal cord injury awareness, and University of Miami alumnus, Marc Buoniconti has been named to the UM Board of Trustees.
UM Pathologist Wins Annual VA Research Award 04.23.2010
Michael D. Norenberg, M.D., professor of pathology and biochemistry and molecular biology at the Miller School of Medicine and staff neuropathologist at the Miami VA Medical Center, has received the William S. Middleton Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Established 50 years ago, the Middleton Award is the highest honor presented annually by the Research and Development Office of the VA.
A name synonymous with some of the Miami area's most elegant venues and memorable culinary experiences is now linked to one of the nation's premier cochlear implant programs, at the Miller School of Medicine's Ear Institute. On Thursday, April 22, noted restaurateur Barton G. Weiss revealed that The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation has committed $5 million...
New research raises questions about the role of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in the secretion of insulin that could have implications for treating diabetes. Investigators from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Stephen Roper, Ph.D., professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, received the 2010 Max Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Senses from the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) during the organization's annual meeting in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida on April 21.
This week's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine features a letter to the editor announcing the historic islet transplant performed last year at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with the help and guidance of the Miller School's Diabetes Research Institute. The letter reports how a U.S. Air Force airman critically wounded in Afghanistan became the first known recipient of a successful islet transplant...