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Researchers Identify New Gene Associated with Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s 04.14.2010

A gene that appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of the disease, has been identified by a team of researchers led by Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Research Published on use of Mild Hypothermia in Spinal Cord Injuries 04.12.2010

A study published by researchers from the Miller School's Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis offers evidence that the use of mild hypothermia is both a safe and potentially effective strategy in acute spinal cord injury. More than two years ago, NFL player and former Miami Hurricane Kevin Everett suffered a spinal cord injury and many believed he would never walk again.

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Statue Honoring Harcourt M. Sylvester Jr. Unveiled at Gala Reception 04.09.2010

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center wrote another chapter in its history Thursday evening, unveiling a bronze statue of its benefactor, the late Harcourt M. Sylvester Jr. A crowd of more than seventy people — including Sylvester's daughters, Jayne Malfitano and Laura Cameron — gathered in the courtyard just outside the cancer center for the event. Joan Scheiner, chairman of the Sylvester Board of Governors...

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Sylvester Surgeons Perform First Removal of Throat Cancer in South Florida Using Surgical Robot 04.08.2010

Surgeons from the Department of Otolaryngology at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System have performed the first removal of throat cancer in South Florida using a surgical robot. The operation was performed March 22nd at the University of Miami Hospital by Francisco Civantos, M.D.

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Miller School Pediatric Researchers Find Children with HIV Benefit From Exercise 04.08.2010

Children and adolescents infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can benefit from a structured exercise program, according to findings by pediatric researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The new NIH-funded research was published in the March issue of the journal _AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses_.

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Two Miller School Faculty Members Elected to Prestigious ASCI Honor Society 04.06.2010

Two Miller School of Medicine physician-scientists have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the nation's oldest and most respected medical honor societies.

Read more about Maria Abreu, M.D., and Myles Wolf, M.D. »

UM’s Palm Beach County Residency Program Qualifies for Regional Competition 04.06.2010

Using quick minds, fast hands and their amazing breadth of knowledge, three physicians in the University of Miami at Florida Atlantic University Internal Medicine Residency Program won an American College of Physicians (ACP) contest that pitted internal medicine residents from three Florida programs against each other in a "Jeopardy-like" game of medical facts and figures.

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Miller School Launches Web Site Detailing Faculty Disclosure Information 04.02.2010

The Miller School has taken an important new step in an effort to uphold the highest ethical standards as an institution by launching a publicly accessible Web site detailing outside professional activities disclosed by medical school faculty during the University’s 2009 fiscal year. These activities include research and educational interactions between faculty members and private companies such as drug manufacturers...

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Karl L. Magleby, Ph.D., Wins 2009-10 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity 03.30.2010

In recognition of his breakthrough research on the nervous system, Karl L. Magleby, Ph.D., professor and chair of physiology and biophysics, is a recipient of the 2009-10 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity. Thomas J. LeBlanc, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost, officially presented Magleby with the award at a luncheon held Monday in his honor and that of the two other recipients.

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Dean Goldschmidt Announces Leadership Changes in Medical Education 03.30.2010

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., has announced a number of changes in the leadership of the medical student education programs. Mark O'Connell, M.D., is stepping down after serving for almost 11 years as senior associate dean for medical education. Under his leadership, undergraduate medical education programs underwent significant changes and growth, including major curriculum reform...

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