Dean Goldschmidt Welcomes the Class of 2015 08.16.2011
Telling most of the Class of 2015 they signed “a contract with society” by pursuing a career in medicine, Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., welcomed the Miller School’s newest students to a tradition of excellence in scientific discovery, patient care and community involvement.
Bernadine P. Healy, M.D., a pioneering cardiologist who championed women’s health and research, died August 6. Dr. Healy, the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and the first physician to head the American Red Cross, was awarded a Miller School honorary degree in 2009.
Scientists have identified 29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis, providing key insights into the biology of an important and very debilitating neurological disease. Many of the genes implicated in the study are relevant to the immune system, shedding light onto the immunological pathways that underlie the development of multiple sclerosis.
About 50 high school students who excel in academics and athletics heard valuable advice last month from an array of inspiring UHealth leaders and sports figures at the 2nd Annual Student Ambassador Camp, a day-long seminar designed to nurture leadership skills.
Acute spinal cord injury patients who are undergoing in-patient rehabilitation experience a delay in the onset and a reduction in incidence of symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) when they are treated using hydrophilic-coated catheters for intermittent catheterization, as compared to an uncoated PVC catheter, according to a study published in PM&R, the journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilita
Omaida Velazquez, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, has been appointed vice chair of research for the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery.
Miller School Welcomes Freshmen 08.09.2011
In greeting the Miller School’s newest students at their freshman orientation last week, Robert Hernandez, M.D., tempered his words of welcome with an early dose of reality: “Medical school is a real challenge and you will be pushed here,’’ the senior associate dean for medical student administration told the students. “You will be pushed to your limit.’’
Soy supplements do not help women in menopause, according to the findings of a two-year, $3 million study conducted at the Miller School’s Osteoporosis Center. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health to determine if the widely popular product could preserve bone health and ease symptoms in the first years of menopause.
In the past two months three University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers from the Diabetes Research Institute have had their study findings grace the covers of three prestigious scientific journals. The journals are Science Translational Medicine, Cell Metabolism and Nature Medicine.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with the American Cancer Society to open a Cancer Resource Center for current patients, survivors and caregivers.