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Dean Goldschmidt Reflects on the UCare Journey 08.26.2011

At the 13th UCare Leadership Development Institute (LDI), Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., reflected on highlights of his five-year tenure, paying special attention to the 2008 launch of the UCare initiative and the accompanying quarterly leadership seminars.

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FDA Approves New Lymphoma Drug Based on Miller School Research 08.26.2011

Offering hope to lymphoma patients who have exhausted their treatment options, the Food and Drug Administration just approved a new drug which was based on an antibody developed at the Miller School of Medicine and has proven effective in recent clinical trials against Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in patients for whom standard therapies failed.

Read more about Dr. Podack's drug »

Cardiac Researchers Discover Predictor of Stem Cell Efficacy in Treating Heart Failure 08.24.2011

Stem cell researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have made another discovery advancing the field of cardiac stem cells. Nanette H. Bishopric, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory, has led a team of researchers in discovering a factor that can serve as a predictor of stem cell development into blood vessels, a key finding for future applications.

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Miller School Researchers Receive NIH Blueprint Award 08.24.2011

The National Institutes of Health has awarded grants to investigators across the United States, including three from The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Department of Ophthalmology, for an ambitious set of projects to develop new drugs for disorders of the nervous system.

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Dolphins Cycling Challenge Gears Up for Cancer-Fighting Ride 08.23.2011

UHealth-University of Miami Health System leaders and Miami Dolphins players and executives welcomed cyclists, media, and fans to Sun Life Stadium Friday for the official kick-off of the 2011 Dolphins Cycling Challenge.

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Pair of Liver Transplant Recipients Welcome Their Baby 08.18.2011

When he arrived via Cesarean section on July 21 at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Andersen Labbe's parents celebrated his birth and his place in history. He is believed to be the first child born to parents who are both liver transplant recipients.

Read more about Trine Engebretsen »

Out of Options, First Patient in Bladder Cancer Trial Now Has Hope 08.17.2011

When Robert Chambers became the first patient to receive a potential new bladder cancer therapy developed by Miller School Nobel laureate Andrew V. Schally, he was out of treatment options, and hope. But after his final dose of the promising drug, Chambers is feeling better.

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Gordon Center Releases Its First iPhone Application to Improve Care for Stroke Patients 08.16.2011

The Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education has launched its first in a series of iPhone applications to help health care providers achieve the best outcomes for stroke patients.

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Miller School Researcher Selected to Lead Cell Biology and Anatomy 08.16.2011

Glen Barber, Ph.D., professor of medicine and associate director of basic research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named chairman of the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy.

Read more about Dr. Barber's new role »

Physical Therapy and Cardiac Rehab Celebrate Grand Openings at UMH 08.16.2011

Marking a new era in patient care, Miller School and UHealth leaders, faculty and staff recently celebrated the grand openings of the refurbished and expanded Physical Therapy facility and new Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at University of Miami Hospital.

Read more about the new PT facility and Cardiac Rehab Program »

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